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DESIGNSCAPE

Growing with You
Designing Sustainable Growth for a Changing Environment
December 2016 Newsletter
812-988-8900   www.designhort.com

2877 T C Steele Rd, Nashville, IN 47448

THANK YOU

We would like to thank all of you for another fantastic year. We are very thankful to have such wonderful customers, you make the work we do even more enjoyable. We wish you all a happy and safe holiday season and Merry Christmas. 
 

 

SOS Ministries
Interested in a NEW home in Mexico?

We’ve got cheap land and we build cheap houses – Only $2,500 each!

Still interested?  Actually, we are planning to build three this winter in the city dump area of Matamoros, Mexico. You’ve probably received our request for help on our annual mission trip in the past. We are doing it again at the end of January 2017.  Although many of the citizens are hard-working, there is little work and the wages are minimal. The drug cartels control most of the neighborhoods. Many families are unable to afford even a simple single room house

We ask that you would prayerfully consider supporting the building costs. We have had some clients who have funded an entire house and others who have added in $100.  We are extremely thankful for any amount.


Thanks-Dan

Please Click Here For More Information
 
Ready, Set, Snow!
Worried about getting buried in snow this winter?  Count on us 24 hours a day for snow removal services included plowing, salting, and sanding.


 
COMPOSTING
 
 
Good ingredients include leaves, hay, grass clippings, tree trimmings, food scraps, dead animals, bark, sawdust, rice hulls, weeds, spoiled food, nut hulls, animal manure, and anything else that was once alive. Mix the ingredients together in a container of wood, hay bales, hog wire, or concrete blocks or simply pile the material on the ground. Unless space is limited, free standing piles are preferred.



The ideal mixture is 80% vegetative matter and 20% animal waste, although any mix will compost. The ingredients should be basically a mix of coarse and fine-textured material. Avoid having all the pieces of material the same size.
 
Large particles help aerate the pile and smaller pieces are needed to help hold moisture and protect microbes.
 
Try to turn the pile at least once a month; oxygen speeds up the process. Keep the pile moist, roughly the moisture of a squeezed-out sponge, to help the living microorganisms thrive and work their magic. If you never turn the pile, it will still compost - it will just be slower.
 
Compost is ready to use when the ingredients are no longer identifiable. The color will be dark brown, the texture soft and crumbly, and the aroma that of a forest floor. Use compost in all bed preparation and as a high-quality mulch around annuals and perennials.
 

Compost location:  Anywhere, sun or shade, on soil or on concrete.
Compost ingredients:  Anything that was once alive.


-The Dirt Doctor.

Additional Composting Info Click Here!

Each year many Designscape employees attend the green expo to further educate themselves in order to better serve our customers. Many of our employees are IAH Certified (Indiana Accredited Horticulturalist), one of the many great opportunities offered.


Indiana Green Expo – January 3-5, 2017

Education January 3-5, 2017

Tradeshow January 4-5, 2017
he world's favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May." - Edwin Way Teale  
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