Smart Gardeners Knows That Compost Happens
– and How to Spread It Around
For gardeners in the DC-area, soil quality is essential. Some have too much sand, but most have too much clay and the key to breaking up all that hard, red earth is rich, organic materials. Smart gardeners know that they can create clay-busting, organic matter for free from their own kitchen and yard waste. They compost. Then they spread it around. The basics of composting are outlined in the new January/February 2009 issue cover story of Washington Gardener Magazine.
Washington Gardener Magazine’s January/February 2009 issue is jam-packed full of terrific timely articles for gardeners in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Inside it is:
· 9 New Plant Picks for 2009
· An Organic Approach to Growing Edibles
· Gardening by Mail
· Managing Stormwater with a Rain Garden
· Trifoliate Orange, A Sharp Surprise
· Visiting Virginia’s State Arboretum
· Grow Winter Hazel for Gorgeous Winter Color
· When a Dead Tree is a Good Tree
· Top Tips for Garlic Mustard Control
· Local Green Industry Events
· And much, much more.
Washington Gardener magazine (http://www.washingtongardener.com/) is the gardening publication specifically for the local metro area — zones 6-7 — Washington DC and its suburbs. Washington Gardener magazine’s basic mission is to help DC area gardens grow better. The magazine is written entirely by local area gardeners. The content of the magazine gives real examples that residents of the greater DC region can use immediately in your own garden.
Washington Gardener is a local, independent, and woman-owned business based in Silver Spring, MD. The publication is dedicated to promoting the best practices for area gardening.
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