If you’ve participated in a Bay Friendly Landscape Certification program in recent years, you’ve undoubtedly heard my mantra: Mulch! Mulch! Mulch! And, you’ve heard it for good reasons. Numerous scientific studies have reported on the benefits of using mulch in the landscape – particu
Celebrate Earth Day on Saturday April 28 at Davis Street Material Resource Recovery Complex. Discover how we recover feedstock for our compost and mulch. Take home a bag of CDFA-labeled, OMRI-listed & USCC-STA Homegrown Compost.
Plastics may have been the buzzword when Dustin Hoffman starred in The Graduate, but let’s face it: they represent a major waste management problem today. Among the things loathed most by landscape professionals and home gardeners alike are plastics. Plastics are ubiquitous—finding th
A question frequently asked at Bay-Friendly Landscape Maintenance certification classes is, “How is compost supposed to smell?” While “smell” is a nebulous measure of odors that can be both bad and good, the underlying question here concerns compost quality. An example of this involve
With our growing readership, The Scoop is also growing to include a section geared to the professional landscaper. We hope you’ll enjoy one or all articles, regardless of your gardening prowess. We welcome your feedback and suggestions for future topics. CONTACT US Don’t let the slow