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WELCOME TO THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF THE DIRT.Now that autumn is here, we'll share some ways to put the fall leaves to work in your garden. We'll also share tips on how to take care of your mower, how to make your spring garden beautiful, and which bulbs to plant to make your garden deer-proof. We have another delicious recipe from the executive chef at Veggie U, as well as another article from one of our Saturday6™ bloggers.


FALL LEAF CHORES
While cleaning up leaves in the yard may be the first things on your to-do list, it is only the first part of the battle of fall cleanup. What should you do once you've cleaned them up?

A chipper shredder is a great tool to help you not only get rid of all the leaves in your yard, but also the branches that may be strewn across the yard. The Troy-Bilt® CS 4265 Chipper Shredder accommodates leaves and branches up to 2" in diameter and produces mulch and compost easily.

Here are a few ways to use your shredded leaves and other yard debris: (Read more)



THE SATURDAY6 - DOUGLAS FROM A GARDENER'S NOTEBOOK
Your garden - inch-by-inch
By Douglas Welch, A Gardener's NotebookDOUGLAS FROM A GARDENER'S NOTEBOOKOften we look at our garden plant by plant - which is doing well, which is doing poorly, which one needs to be moved. At other times, we try to take in the big picture. We map, we plan and try to create one seamless whole. There are times, though, when inch-by-inch is the way we see it, and it brings a unique viewpoint.(Read more)


FALL MOWER MAINTENANCE FALL MOWER MAINTENANCE
Behind a beautiful lawn is careful lawn mower maintenance. Proper lawn mower care is crucial for smooth performance season after season. The transition into fall requires certain precautions to properly store the lawn mower while it's not in use. Here are some steps you should take for proper mower maintenance. (Read more)



TEN THINGS TO MAKE YOUR SPRING GARDEN BEAUTIFUL TEN THINGS TO MAKE YOUR SPRING GARDEN BEAUTIFUL
A beautiful spring garden requires dedication and planning, and now is the best time to get a jump-start for next year. Check out these ten tips to help you prepare for a beautiful spring garden now.

1.Start pulling weeds now. It's easier to pull or hoe out small weeds than big, deep-rooted ones. Ideally your soil should end up soft and loose, so plant roots have air and space to grow. (Read more)


VEGGIE U - SPROUTING HOPE IN CLASSROOMSVEGGIE U - SPROUTING HOPE IN CLASSROOMS
Veggie U, a not-for-profit organization at the Culinary Vegetable Institute, is on a mission to promote the well-being of children through healthy lifestyle. The program introduces fourth grade students to sustainable agricultural practices by providing an interactive indoor "miniature farm" kit known as the Earth to Table® science program. Sponsored by Troy-Bilt, Veggie U is now in 1,800 classrooms in 24 states. To learn more and chip in, visit veggieu.org.

Click here for another easy and delicious recipe from Executive Chef of the Culinary Vegetable Institute, Michael Lyons: Baked Sweet Potato Wedges.


DEER-RESISTANT BULBSDEER-RESISTANT BULBS
Deer have become an increasing problem for gardeners because their population has increased significantly in the past decade. However, deer will eat anything if they are ravenous enough, but they usually refrain from eating the plants listed below. (Read more)


 

TIP FROM TROY-BILTTIP FROM TROY-BILT®
Trim hedges before the onset of winter to keep them compact and bushy from ground level. This keeps the hedges looking attractive and appealing all through the winter months.






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