New Compost Bins & Trees

| April 11, 2016

Spring certainly has been taking it’s sweet time getting here. Temperatures have been very chilly with highs barely getting into the 50’s at times but mostly staying colder. Winds have also been high the past couple of weeks and we’ve had plenty of wet to go with it. Pretty miserable overall. This past weekend we […]

Lots of Free Mulch – Worth Over $2,200…and Climbing

| April 29, 2014

Last week we had our first load of free mulch delivered to us here at Sheltering Woods by Quad Cities Tree Care – a tree trimming company from our area. Many tree trimming companies advertise free mulch giveaways mainly because they normally need to PAY to get rid of it. I think that’s really stupid […]

Lots of Leaves – The Best Soil Conditioner

| December 4, 2013

What is Soil Conditioner? If one thing defines this time of the year it is the simple leaf. They are everywhere! What do we do with them? Instead of purchasing a synthetic soil conditioner from the store, you could use all the leaves that nature provides to amend your poor soil. Put simply, a soil […]

Saving and Mulching Autumn Leaves

| December 11, 2012

It often pains me to think about how much money people spend on mulch and fertilizer every year when they really don’t need to spend anything. Then on top of that, they actually throw away a perfectly fine, free mulch/fertilizer that is given to them each year in the form of fallen leaves. How ridiculous […]

Free Compost Bins

| August 24, 2012

If you are wondering how you can start composting, and don’t want to spend oodles of money on the plastic compost bins that you can find in stores, then just head to the rear of the store and pick up some of the palettes that the store uses. This is exactly what we did for […]