Sunday, December 15, 2019
The Dirt on Conservation

The Dirt on Conservation

To prevent headaches or disputes, if you've got an abandoned road on your property, find out if the road was ever vacated and is no longer an official road.

The word "lasagna" brings mouth-watering thoughts of baked pasta noodles layered in tomato sauce, fresh garlic, meat, and melted cheese. But in the world of gardening and composting, "lasagna gardening" is far from tasty. It gets its name from the layers created on Mother Nature's giant sheet pan.
fishing

Learn more about what fish species to stock your pond with and how to maintain the population thereafter.

As beneficial as soil is, even we conservationists have a hard time extolling its virtues when spring rains turn farms to mud and the cows are standing in it up to their knees.
horse

Find out what options horse owners have if they want to have a nice pasture and still allow their horses out when the snow melts.

Landowners in Ohio are experiencing site development problems associated with building on mine land. These problems can lead to expensive repairs or demolition of...
cow drinking

Water conservation efforts are just as important during winter as they are during other seasons. Learn to improve management practices and conserve water.

I have improved tile drainage around my property and have clear open outlets to the road ditch. In low flows everything is fine, but...
leaves

Before you pull out a leaf rake and yard "waste" bags, stop and ask yourself, can I turn this so-called waste into value for me and my lawn and garden?

Many ponds are more than 50 years old. Depending on their drainage area, they can accumulate debris, leaves, sediment, yard waste, decaying pond plants,...