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News stories tagged with "topsoil"

Improving clay topsoil with peat and composted manure. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28123480@N00/686991915/">Kathleen Farley</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Improving clay topsoil with peat and composted manure. Photo: Kathleen Farley, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

The lowdown on good dirt

A foundational conversation for gardeners this morning: Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy breaks down the good and not-so-good about topsoil.

Whether you're filling raised beds, raising the grade in a spot of the garden, or putting the finishing landscaping around a construction project, good topsoil will make a big difference.

Amy runs through the basic ingredients, and how to make sure the soil you buy or mix yourself will do the job.  Go to full article

The Invasion of the Tent Caterpillars

Martha Foley and Amy Ivy talk about the eastern and forest tent caterpillar outbreaks across the region, and the best choices for top soil in their weekly gardening chat.  Go to full article

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