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The fundamental concept of mulch is a material that’s put on the surface of an area of top soil. So choose one that is suitable to the plants and flowers you want to grow. There are numerous varieties available such as compost, plastic, stone, pebbles, and rubber (which is made from recycled tires). This material is usually but not always organic in nature, and could be temporary or permanent. Although some folks consider ornamental gravels as mulch, I will define landscape mulch as an natural and organic material that is utilized as a ground cover. Mulches are on the whole under used by many organic landscapers yet they are very useful indeed in stopping not just unwanted weeds developing, but also in introducing nutrients into the soil.

Mulches are employed in landscape beds for a myriad of distinct reasons. A two or three-inch layer of mulch is guaranteed to help with supplying necessary nutrients, preventing or slowing the re-growth of weed growth, decreasing the process of soil erosion, and maintaining moisture content. It can also be used to enhance the standard appearance of the landscape or even bring fertility to the dirt that it is put on. Mulch can also boost the quality of the terrain which is perfect for future generations of plant life. Mulch will also help safeguard your plants from the elements too and behaves as a boundary between the oxygen and the ground, holding moisture and liquid which will help the plant life feed and develop. The reality is, properly installed mulch has several additional features that are important to the health and life of our vegetation. Mulch will keep plant roots cool throughout the warm part of the summer season and warm through the coldest parts of the winter months. An excellent choice for improving the quality of the vegetation and grass is to incorporate high-quality mulch.

Whenever you put mulch into the plants and flowers it will keep the undesirable weeds from popping up into your garden. If your soil is free of moisture, water it before applying mulch and don’t forget to pull any weeds. Your plants and flowers is going to be less hot during the warm months and warmer in the winter with it. Simply by adding mulch across the soil, more water gets directed into the soil at the plants roots significantly less water is shed to evaporation. Organic mulches will also strengthen the soil quality while they break down. Mulch also enhances the overall look of your yard, and prevents debris from splashing up on your flowers and vegetables whenever it rains. Mulch is attractive because it looks clean and neat. Mulching is probably the most basic and most advantageous techniques you could use as part of your landscape designs.

There are generally 2 kinds of mulch, organic — such as pine straw, leaves, bark chips and hardwood that simply decompose and inorganic — such as dyed rubber, brick chips and stones which are permanent. If you are looking to determine which mulch type to use, you will notice that there are many different alternatives. When you use organic mulch, one can expect them to be a kind of fertilizer for the plant life while they decompose. Some examples of organic mulch are leaf litter, coir, straw, chaff or pine bark, etc. Composted wood chips tend to be the recommended substance; these can be harnessed for long lasting, preferred mulch, which breaks down to a greyish color. The many benefits of inorganic mulches are definitely there, although losing out on the nutritional characteristics of organic mulch can frequently end up being too much of a setback for many. They are actually put to excellent use when the two approaches are blended.

Mulching is a great idea in the late spring or early summer season because this is when the level of moisture is still high and you have almost certainly started growing new crops. And finally before adding the new mulch make sure to set down some good quality weed boundary under the mulch. Not too much! Excessive mulch can lead to too much moisture in the root zone. Normal mulching may prevent unwanted weeds from forming and thriving in your garden. Your mulch can get packed down over some time after which it will start to repel bad weather. Although mulching will be beneficial to your surroundings, if improperly utilized it may be equally detrimental. Surround plants with mulch before the wintertime freezing sets in to shield them from excessive temperature, dry spells, and snow fall.

Unlike blogging, where you spend time thinking carefully about what you say in each post, Tumblr is really more about the moment of consciousness, and capturing a snapshot of it. Hence, where blog posts are supposed to be solid and stand-alone, Tumblr posts stand in relation to an entire thread of posts. That’s why looking at a Tumblr page is like taking a peek into a person’s stream of consciousness.
huffnos:

Entertainment page, October 2011

huffnos:

Entertainment page, October 2011

staff:

Introducing your new Activity page (and “Tumblarity”)
Two big things:
We’ve added a new link on your Dashboard labeled Tumblarity.  This will take you to your new Activity page where you can see cumulative and trending stats about your activity on Tumblr.

For the past few months we’ve been using an internal metric called “Tumblarity” to sort and filter content on the Search and Popular Content pages.  Tumblarity is derived from every blog’s activity and popularity across our network.  We’re getting ready to start using it to organize the boss new Tumblr directory (which should be done next week!).
For the first time, you can view your Tumblarity on the Dashboard and Activity page.

Please ignore the fact that I’m less popular than fuckyeahparamore.

staff:

Introducing your new Activity page (and “Tumblarity”)

Two big things:

  • We’ve added a new link on your Dashboard labeled Tumblarity.  This will take you to your new Activity page where you can see cumulative and trending stats about your activity on Tumblr.
  • For the past few months we’ve been using an internal metric called “Tumblarity” to sort and filter content on the Search and Popular Content pages.  Tumblarity is derived from every blog’s activity and popularity across our network.  We’re getting ready to start using it to organize the boss new Tumblr directory (which should be done next week!).

    For the first time, you can view your Tumblarity on the Dashboard and Activity page.

Please ignore the fact that I’m less popular than fuckyeahparamore.

creativemornings:

You’re going to change your mind a thousand times. That’s a good thing. Only imbeciles never change their minds.
Anna Rascouët-Pazspeaking at CreativeMornings/SF (watch the talk)

creativemornings:

You’re going to change your mind a thousand times. That’s a good thing. Only imbeciles never change their minds.

Anna Rascouët-Paz
speaking at CreativeMornings/SF (watch the talk)

engineering:

Soon after I started at Tumblr all the way back in May, I was tasked with reworking our aging notifications system. A notification is the item that shows up in your dashboard, interleaved with posts, that tells you that another Tumblr blog reblogged or liked one of your posts or started following…

philnoto:

Reed and Sue Richards- LIFE Magazine, 1973

philnoto:

Reed and Sue Richards- LIFE Magazine, 1973

staff:

Name The Burning HouseLocation New York
If your house was burning, what would you take with you? The answer says a lot about your values and background, according to photographer Foster R. Huntington. The Burning House is a living gallery of photographs of the items chosen by people from all backgrounds, from all around the world. “It’s a philosophical conflict between what’s practical, valuable, and sentimental. You’re forced to prioritize and boil down a life of accrued possessions into what you can carry out with you,” Foster says.
Also check out…
The ChangelogA weekly podcast and blog that covers what’s fresh and new in Open Source.
Sounds of My CityA collaborative, community-oriented audio ethnography of Toronto. This is what Toronto sounds like.
Officials Say the Darndest ThingsCataloging what officials in business and government (and any other centers of power) let slip.

staff:

Name The Burning House
Location New York

If your house was burning, what would you take with you? The answer says a lot about your values and background, according to photographer Foster R. Huntington. The Burning House is a living gallery of photographs of the items chosen by people from all backgrounds, from all around the world. “It’s a philosophical conflict between what’s practical, valuable, and sentimental. You’re forced to prioritize and boil down a life of accrued possessions into what you can carry out with you,” Foster says.

Also check out…

The Changelog
A weekly podcast and blog that covers what’s fresh and new in Open Source.

Sounds of My City
A collaborative, community-oriented audio ethnography of Toronto. This is what Toronto sounds like.

Officials Say the Darndest Things
Cataloging what officials in business and government (and any other centers of power) let slip.

danharmon:

(this is a post for Community fans, clarifying an odd rumor about a recent episode. No need to read more if you’re not absurdly obsessed with our show).

I have been trying not to read reviews, and especially the discussions under them, this season, as I have become emotionally fused with our TV…