A Rain Barrel – Not the Children’s Song

A Rain Barrel – Not the Children’s Song

Rain Barrels have been around almost as long as gardeners and farmers realized the advantage to collecting the natural supply of water running off a rooftop. This water source, usually lost to runoff and these days diverted to storm drains, are the best source of...
How Deep is Your Mulch?

How Deep is Your Mulch?

One frequent  landscaping  mistake is using too much or too little mulch or not remembering to mulch both in the spring and the fall. Mulch depth is determined by the type of material used. The general rule is that 1-4 inches is the maximum depth. The goal is to allow...
A Swale Can Be Swell!

A Swale Can Be Swell!

Why would you need a Swale? Landscapes often develop natural depressed areas that are channeling out as rainfall finds its way down slopes. Sometimes the natural water paths are in inconvenient areas and sometimes they create unwanted areas of erosion. In addition,...
Mulch Mary’s Journal

Mulch Mary’s Journal

Mum’s the Word from Mulch Mary of Barky Beaver How do you make fall mums last throughout the season? How do you use mums in landscaping? Mulch Mary knows! PLANTING TIPS: Plant young plants in sunny location (at least a half-day of sun). Plant in...
Take Charge of Your Water with a Rain Garden

Take Charge of Your Water with a Rain Garden

A Rain Garden is a landscape depression that can be filled with moisture-loving plants. Hidden beneath the pretty plants is a natural storm water treatment system that allows 30% more water to infiltrate into the ground. This reduces the amount of water from flowing...
The History of Barky Beaver

The History of Barky Beaver

By Mary Pennington, VP Marketing, Barky Beaver Mulch and Soil Mix The mulch company that is now Barky Beaver began in 1984 as a division of Green Forest Wood Products. Doug Smith saw a need for mulch and recognized it as a great way to diversify the company. Before...
The History of Barky Beaver

The History of Barky Beaver

By Mary Pennington, VP Marketing, Barky Beaver Mulch and Soil Mix The mulch company that is now Barky Beaver began in 1984 as a division of Green Forest Wood Products. Doug Smith saw a need for mulch and recognized it as a great way to diversify the company. Before...

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