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Slime Mould on Mulch

Tending your garden, you may have noticed the sudden appearance of slimy mass growing on the top of your mulch. It may have an unpleasant smell and comes in a variety of colours and textures. What you have discovered is Slime Mould. Also known as “Dogs Vomit Mould”, this mould is extremely common on the forest floor, and in healthy gardens rich in organics.

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Laying Sod for a New Lawn

Laying sod is a gratifying experience—you get a new, green lawn in no time! The time to lay sod is early morning before it gets too hot. The soil in the planting area should be moist, not soggy or dry. Water thoroughly one or two days before the sod is delivered so that the top several inches of soil are wetted. Then allow time for the soil to drain so that it’s not muddy and is workable.

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Topdressing the Lawn

Topdressing a lawn is the process of adding a thin layer of material over the lawn. Typically 1/4 inch – 1/2 inch of compost or other soil amendment is spread across the lawn with shovels, in a throwing action. The material can be worked into the thatch area by raking, washed in with rain or sprinklers, or allowed to settle on its own.

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Gator Base

One Gator Base panel is equivalent to 6˝ of crushed stone. The inter-locking panels distribute all dynamic loads to a very wide area practically eliminating any pressure on the ground.

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landscape supplies and construction

Paver Installation

Step 1: Planning

Start by sketching out a diagram of the area to be paved. Record all of the dimensions and note any existing structures such as your home, stairs, or other paved areas.

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How to Pick a Contractor

ICPI recommends getting written proposals from at least three contractors. Be sure the contractor visits your home before providing the proposal. Please note that the lowest bid might not always be the best option.

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Efflorescence: What Is It?

Efflorescence is a deposit of white chalky crystals that can sometimes appear on the surface of concrete products and other porous building materials, which have soluble salts in them.

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