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Using Burlap or Polypropylene Tarps for Landscaping Debris


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blog1-1Many landscapers have learned the best way to clean-up debris from lawn and flower bed maintenance is having a few tarps on hand. Large jobs can generate loads of grass clippings, trimmings, and leaves in the fall. Hauling the debris means getting it to the truck or trailer. Being quick and efficient allows them to do more jobs in less time.

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Burlap Protects Plants from Spring’s Last Minute Cold Snaps


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blog4-1Everyone knows that plants die if temperatures are too chilly for them to endure. Spring can bounce back and forth with bouts of cold, windy, or rainy weather before getting to the more consistent weather of summer. This time of year, it is hard to decide what clothes to wear as we head out the door to work and temperamental plants, as well as the toughest, have a similar problem.

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Biodegradable Plant Fiber Pots and the Environment


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blog3-1Plant fiber fabric bags and pots have been used commercial nurseries for many years and now these fiber containers from manufacturers have become popular with home gardeners too. Instead of buying pots and planters made from heavy plastic or ceramic, using lightweight biodegradable containers makes plants easy to move around.

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Jute Blankets Provide Warmth for the Landscape


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Blankets are not just for decorating your bed or keeping you warm on the couch. Tender plants need seasonal protection too. Whether it is from snow, ice, freezing, thawing, high winds, and harsh sunlight, there are several things can be done to keep your plants warm and safe as we move closer to November. Plant blankets made of jute fibers – burlap – guard against cold without suffocating susceptible plants that are too big and well-rooted to move to a simple cold frame shelter or indoors.

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Permanent Flood, Debris, and Erosion Efforts Using Jute and Landscape Design


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The previous article dealt with temporary ways to avoid flood damage. You are responsible for maintaining your yard and slope areas. Every effort should be made to restore a damaged hillside and stabilize the property in order to prevent ongoing damage in the event of flooding or other disasters. Look for help regarding lasting solutions.

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Burlap: Practical and Decorative Uses Outdoors


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As the hot summer months begin, thoughts turn to the yard and garden.  Burlap really comes in handy for mid-summer heat. It has practical uses in the garden and decorative uses in outdoor living spaces.

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Burlap and Canvas Shade Screens for the Summer


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The applications of shade screen fabrics like jute and cotton based canvas and burlap are endless. Shade mesh is commonly used in agricultural and home garden settings to protect plants from over-exposure to the sun while allowing rain to seep through. It provides sun, shade, and wind protection.

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Sheet Mulching with Burlap


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Sheet mulching is a great way to convert any grassy or weed-riddled area into a rich garden bed by layering compostable material over the area and allowing it to sit for several months.  This mimics nature’s organic cycle of accumulating fallen leaves that decompose over time, untouched, blocking out sunlight to prevent weeds from sprouting. It is also a wonderful landscaping technique.

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Gardening with Burlap


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gardenIf you are a fan of a natural looking garden, take a look at burlap for inspiration to recreate your surroundings outdoors. When you purchase plants, trees and shrubs from stores, their root balls are protected with burlap for a very good reason. The burlap will biodegrade over time so you don’t need to remove it when planting; roots will grow right through it, worms will devour it along with other nutrients in the ground, and eventually it will disappear.

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