Tag: Soil

What is Vermicompost?

What is Vermicompost?

How worms can work with microbes to improve your garden soil—fast.

C:N Ratios of Common Organic Materials

C:N Ratios of Common Organic Materials

How a little math can help you build your best compost pile ever.

What is Permaculture?

What is Permaculture?

Just the basics on this comprehensive approach to sustainable living.

11 Applications for an Agricultural Interest Besides Farming

11 Applications for an Agricultural Interest Besides Farming

Running a farm or ranch is not the only way to cash in on your agricultural interest. These days, there are plenty of fields where a knowledge of agriculture and […]

Pros and Cons of No-Dig Gardening

Pros and Cons of No-Dig Gardening

Tired of tilling? It’s time to throw in the trowel and let soil microorganisms do the work.

Sand Dropseed

Sand Dropseed

This unique seed-throwing grass plays an important role in rebuilding damaged shortgrass prairie.

Buffalo Grass

Buffalo Grass

This native of the shortgrass prairie holds great potential for low-maintenance lawns in dry climates.

Smooth Brome

Smooth Brome

This cool-season grass can be a boon in the pasture or a bane in a wildlife planting.

Kentucky Bluegrass

Kentucky Bluegrass

In cool, moist climates, few plants make better forage or turf than Kentucky bluegrass.

Little Bluestem

Little Bluestem

Its wide distribution and importance to the prairie ecosystem have made little bluestem the state grass of Kansas.