AE 011-Soil and why it matters

2020-07-29T17:28:00-04:00By |Easy Living Yards Podcast, Ecological Landscaping, Organic Landscaping|

Show Notes


  • Simple principle
    • Good organic matter
    • Support microbes
    • Good moisture
    • Good air
  • What is soil
    • Physical
      • Texture
        • Granular size of soil
        • Sand
          • Large particle sizes
          • High permeability
          • Benefits
            • Well drained
          • Risks
            • High nutrient loss
            • Erosion prone
            • Drought prone
        • Silt
          • Medium particle sizes
          • Permeable
          • Benefits
            • Generally higher nutrient availability
            • Well drained
          • Risks
            • High nutrient loss
            • Erosion prone
            • Poor structure
        • Clay
          • Small particle size
          • Low permeability
          • Benefits
            • Increased mineral access
            • Stronger structure
          • Risks

AE 007-Healthy Landscape, Healthy Family

2020-07-29T17:28:17-04:00By |Easy Living Yards Podcast, Landscaping Priorities, Organic Landscaping|

Healthy Landscaping – Show Notes

In this episode, we talk about what makes a healthy landscape.  Do you want your landscape to be safe for you, your family, your pets, and your community?

Use these ecological landscaping tips to create a healthy landscape for your family!


  • My view
    • Natural is better and healthier
      • 99% of time
  • #1: Chemicals
    • Endocrine disruptors, enzyme inhibitors
    • Synthetic concentrates
    • Significant health risk to family
      • Read warning labels
        • Even roundup – significant […]

5 Trees That Look So Good You’ll Eat Them

2020-04-29T17:54:58-04:00By |DIY Landscape Design, Ecological Landscaping, Edible Landscaping, Low Maintenance Plants, Native Landscaping, Organic Landscaping, Permaculture|

Edible Attractive Trees for Your Landscape

Man, I love me some pie.  That’s right.  Apple pie, banana pie, cherry pie, lemon merengue pie, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, you name it.


Yeah, so what gives?

As it turns out, most pies are made from some edible plant.  And most of them come from a tree fruit.


Who doesn’t love edibles?  Go to a supermarket and look for the space that seems most ‘alive.’  Odds are, you’ll end up in the […]

Bring Back that Wild Space!

2020-05-18T12:02:18-04:00By |DIY Landscape Design, Ecological Landscaping, Low Maintenance Landscaping, Low Maintenance Plants, Native Landscaping, Organic Landscaping|

Add a wild space to your landscape, and learn how to murder your lawn

Back when I was a kid, I used to go to ‘Nature Camp’ at the local park every summer.  I would come home every day with some creation, be it a bowl made from creek clay or some woodland creature made from bark and leaves.  There, we also would get covered in burrs traipsing around the wild meadow trying to catch butterflies […]

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