Can you really skip the raking this fall? Despite pushback, columnist Jeff Lowenfels says you can — and should.
Alaska gardening: Decomposing leaves provide nutrients and coverage that will give you a healthier lawn in the spring.
Testing the soil’s pH can let you know what nutrients you may need to add to have healthy soil in the spring.
Some plants shouldn’t be subjected to frost.
From treating lawns to developing compost piles, there are a few areas that will need attention over the next couple weeks.
Rain may put a bit of a damper on your day, but it brings plenty of benefits to your plants, lawns and vegetables.
It may make sense to use organic fertilizers to foster vegetable growth, but chemical fertilizers aren’t beneficial.
Alaskans may be able to have a productive garden into October.
Alaska gardening columnist Jeff Lowenfels offers a rundown of the best options for replacing a tree or just adding a new one.
Columnist Jeff Lowenfels reminds us that when the salmon are no longer running and your visitors are gone, your garden will still be there.
From pollinating kiwi plants to keeping leaves healthy, columnist Jeff Lowenfels advises growers and gardeners on best practices.
From the garden to flowers and plants in baskets, start picking what’s ready. It will likely encourage further growth.
People want to know what to do when the cottonwoods making their yard unusable are in the neighbors’ yards.
Even if you are able to fell your own dead trees, mulching and disposing of limbs is another layer of work best left to experts.
Gardening: With virtually no assistance from Mother Nature, dry conditions mean you are solely responsibly for getting moisture on your lawns, shrubs and plants.
A favorite shrub in many parts of the world, they’re both attractive and pleasantly perfumed.
Whether you dig them up or spay them with pesticides, your dandelions aren’t going anywhere.
Alaska gardening: Jeff Lowenfels mourns the toll on mighty trees that are such an iconic part of the Alaska landscape.
Greens of all sorts are generally a great option, but turnips, beets, beans and peas are all quick growers.
This spring has been unseasonably cool and the soil has not warmed up enough. Remember to store water outdoors because faucets can give a cold burst to your plants.
Following some simple steps and leaving your plants protected outside for a week should prepare them for a summer of sun and wind.
Gardening: Mowing schedules may be up for debate, but other lawn care methods are tried and true.
Birds are back in Alaska and that means gardening season is in full swing.