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  • Plant Mushrooms (and Other Fungi) in Your Garden to Improve Soil Health

    Plant Mushrooms (and Other Fungi) in Your Garden to Improve Soil Health

    Lots of gardeners seem to dislike finding mushrooms growing in their beds or on their lawns, but spotting a mushrooms isn’t a bad thing — it’s actually a sign the soil is healthy. Although there are fungal diseases that harm plants, from powdery mildew to blackspot on roses, mushrooms and most other fungi are typically…


  • 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…