Recently on Sustainable-Gardening.com
- A new section about Urban Gardening!
Visit and in a comment suggest more good links, great programs, awesome stories
about school and community gardens, CSAs, park renovations, farmers'
markets, backyard-sharing and container/rooftop/balcony gardening.
- Renee Shepherd joins the website as its newest contributor. I asked her: How do veg-gardeners go wrong? Her answer? Veg-Gardening: What Works, What Doesn't.
In Your Garden Now
- What almost everyone needs to do right now but probably won’t? Overseed the lawn. Without it, lawns fade away, and homeowners are discouraged – or they hire ChemLawn to force that lawn to green-up, fast!
- AND it's time to feed your lawn, the second thing that most people should do but don't. Scroll down to "Fall" here.
- And what do you know? It's also the best time to start a new lawn.
In the News
- At the state's urging, towns along the Passaic River in New Jersey are lining up to limit the use of landscape fertilizers.
- Casey Trees (a terrific nonprofit here in DC) shows how trees can be cared for by bicycle. They call it the Water-by-Cycle Initiative.
Found on the Web
- Got a sprinkler? Is it as efficient as it could be? Billy Goodnick to the rescue.
- Vote for America's Favorite Flower – and note that rudbeckia's in the lead. Its competition? 3 Petunias, a penta and a vinca!
- Is rubber mulch safe? According to Linda Chalker-Scott, not so much.
On the Sustainable Gardening Blog
- Sustainable Gardening for Florida, or Anywhere
is a shout-out to Ginny Stibolt for a great review of her new book, but
explores what the heck sustainability IS. Ginny's got answers we don't
- Does Cash for Grass make Sense (or Cents)? is a guest post by Tom Hawkins suggesting an alternative to paying people to rip out the lawn – Buffalograss.
GardenRant edition. The whole newsletter, with off-topic sidebar, is available here.