compost

  • It’s Time to Get Wood Chips for Your Yard

    It’s Time to Get Wood Chips for Your Yard

    The streets in my neighbourhood are dotted with piles of wood chips every few houses, as everyone prepares for “the wintering.” Me, too—I always try to make sure I get a Chip Drop this time of year; four yards of fresh maple were dropped last week in a giant pile in front of my house.…


  • How to Start Composting Leaves (and Why You Should)

    How to Start Composting Leaves (and Why You Should)

    Once all those pretty autumn leaves fall to your yard, they are often treated as a waste product — but these leaves are the beginning of nutrient-rich garden soil, and they make an excellent habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects. Composting your leaves instead of tossing them can save you money on removal and help…


  • How to Monetise Your Backyard

    How to Monetise Your Backyard

    Necessity being the mother of invention and all, it’s not surprising that when the economy turns the screws on people, they tend to get creative about their income sources. When you’re struggling to pay your bills, everything starts to look like an opportunity: You start to price out all that stuff in your garage for…