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Courtney Tompkins

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Pumpkin Planter: Fall Mums

To many people, the fall season signals the time to decorate their porch with mums. In an effort to be original, I tried something a bit different this fall. Inexpensive, easy to do and adorable!   My materials included: Pumpkin…

1 Comment / 169 View / October 12, 2011

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Sandy and Rocky Garden Soil Solution

If you are experiencing sandy or rocky soil you may be losing valuable nutrients that would otherwise be available to your plants through excess leaching. Because of the high water filtration rates in sandy as well as rocky soils, these…

No Comments / 333 View / September 10, 2011

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How To Improve Clay Soil

With the exception of coastal areas or the southwestern desert, most people who live in North America have to deal with clay in their soils. Clay has a tendency to become compacted, reduce water infiltration rates and lock up key…

1 Comment / 159 View / September 2, 2011

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Guide to Eliminating Yellow or Bare Spots on Lawn

  Guest blog post by NatraTurf (Courtney Tompkins). Most bare and yellow spots on lawns, or spots that aren’t flourishing, are caused by compaction and crusting within the top few inches of the soil. Water and oxygen are not able…

1 Comment / 106 View / August 24, 2011