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America's Anniversary Garden: Native Plants
... your own native soils by incorporating minimal amounts of manure and organic matter such as composted leaves. Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica) Care and Maintenance It will take time for your native-plant ...
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Backyard Wildlife Habitats
... wildlife perform your insect control. Wherever possible, be tolerant of some insect damage. Use mulch, composted leaves, or other organic matter to add nutrients to the soil and help strengthen a plant ...
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Selection and Use of Mulches and Landscape Fabrics
... leaves can form mats that shed water. Leaves may harbor diseases, insects, rodents and weed seeds. Oak leaves are acidic while maple leaves are alkaline. Walnut leaves are toxic and should not be used. Composted leaves ... plant stems. Mulch not extended out to plant dripline. Mulch materials not properly composted. Weeds not eradicated prior to mulch application. Plastics used under mulch around trees ...
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Herbs
... If it is heavy or has poor drainage, amend it with composted organic matter. Raised beds are an excellent solution to this ... dust off the leaves. The next morning, after the leaves have dried, make your harvest. Remove dead or damaged leaves and make small ... to label the different varieties for accurate identification after drying. Herb leaves are dry if they crumble into powder when rubbed between ...
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America's Anniversary Garden: A Statewide Corridor and Entrance Enhancement Program
... with a good loam soil or incorporating several inches of an organic material, such as composted yard waste, to a depth of at least 8 to 12 inches over the entire ... it is coarse. Use either organic mulches (shredded or chunk pine bark, pine straw, shredded leaves) or inorganic mulches (shredded tires, volcanic and river rocks). To prevent insect, disease, and rodent ...
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Plant America's Anniversary Garden
... with a good loam soil or incorporating several inches of an organic material, such as composted yard waste, to a depth of at least 8 to 12 inches over the entire ... it is coarse. Use either organic mulches (shredded or chunk pine bark, pine straw, shredded leaves) or inorganic mulches (shredded tires, volcanic and river rocks). To prevent insect, disease, and rodent ...
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Anthracnose - A Fungal Disease of Shade Trees
... browning and killing of single leaves or leaf clusters may occur as the leaves expand. The disease continues ... : Rake up and remove infected leaves in the fall. Leaves may be shredded and composted or burned. Prune out and burn or bury dead twigs and small branches. Prune to thin the crown. Thinning will improve air movement and promote faster drying of the leaves ...
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