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What to do with Dead Leaves

This time of year you see a lot of “eco-friendly” gardening advice about dead leaves and I wholeheartedly endorse the bottom line – that it’s crazy to send them off to the local landfill, where they take up space and…

Earth-Friendly Lawn Care Basics

Lawns CAN be grown in an environmentally sensitive way, and this article will explain how. It summarizes the products and lawn care practices that we recommend, based on the very best research from academia, government (federal and state environmental agencies), plus…

How to Create a Low-Maintenance Garden

“Low Maintenance” has been a popular phrase in the gardening media for ages now, long enough to create plenty of confusion on the subject. So let’s start with the question: What is maintenance? The answer depends on the task and…

The story behind our new eco-friendly bags

We're pleased as punch to show off our new reusable ("eco-friendly") bags, sporting custom designs by two creative grade-school students.   To solicit designs we asked elementary schools local to our Beltsville and Potomac stores to submit designs that  reflected the…

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