There are two schools of thought when it comes to managing leaf litter at this time of year. Some people believe in leaving leaf litter as natural mulch on perennial beds and to provide habitat for beneficial insects. Others believe in removing dead leaves to prevent disease and discourage pests.
Want to keep warm this winter? Then Button Up Vermont, the weatherization campaign coordinated by Efficiency Vermont, has plenty of resources to help you insulate your home while also cutting your energy use and saving you money.
Last spring “out-of-stock” was the ubiquitous response for many gardeners when attempting to purchase seeds in person or online. Who would have guessed that seeds were going to become a scarce commodity?
Do your future self a favor, and plant spring-blooming bulbs this fall. Spring-flowering bulbs are an incredibly hopeful presence in a time of cool temperatures and unpredictable forecasts.
Some of the better native trees in our home and city landscape plantings are ashes, available in several species and cultivars (cultivated varieties).
The Vermont Department of Health is reminding Vermonters that, as they rush to complete seasonal painting and renovation projects, they should take precautions to protect young children, and themselves, from exposure to lead.
With more and more people encountering problems with bears looking for food near their homes, and with the new food scrap ban now in effect Vermont Fish & Wildlife is providing tips for people who are composting at home so they can avoid attracting hungry bears.
The Lamoille County waste district’s final hazardous waste collection of the year is Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m.-noon, G.W. Tatro parking lot, Routes 15 and 108, Jeffersonville.
Last summer, I saw the invasive Japanese hops (Humulus japonicas) in my garden at the Intervale’s Tommy Thompson Community Garden. Native to Japan and eastern China, this annual climbing/trailing vine was introduced to the U.S. as an ornamental plant in the mid-to-late 1800s. Unlike its clos…
Many people have already planted their first batch of cold hardy veggies like cabbages, lettuce, kale and onions. It is a great time to prep the garden for planting potatoes, asparagus, and strawberries.
(StatePoint) Want a snafu-free season of home heating? Better installation and quality service mean a longer life for your heating and cooling equipment, as well as increased energy efficiency and reduced energy bills. Not only that, regular service checks may actually detect problems before…
(BPT) - With temperatures cooling and leaves changing from golden yellow to deep auburn, there’s no denying that it’s the season of all things cozy and comfy. And as you begin to hunker down and bundle up indoors, the thought of embarking on a deck building project might not be top of mind.
(BPT) - It’s something everyone in the U.S. needs and uses in their everyday lives — energy to keep the lights on, appliances working and homes cool or warm enough to be comfortable. Now that Americans are spending more time at home, energy needs — and costs — for households across the count…