Straw and burlap make a berm to hold soil for pumpkin plants in the front yard of Jenny Call and Ron Geier’s home. It allows them to make use of the slope for growing while the landscape fabric underneath remains undisturbed and kills off the grass in the covered soil.
Straw and burlap make a berm to hold soil for pumpkin plants in the front yard of Jenny Call and Ron Geier’s home. It allows them to make use of the slope for growing while the landscape fabric underneath remains undisturbed and kills off the grass in the covered soil. Peter Haley Staff photographer
Straw and burlap make a berm to hold soil for pumpkin plants in the front yard of Jenny Call and Ron Geier’s home. It allows them to make use of the slope for growing while the landscape fabric underneath remains undisturbed and kills off the grass in the covered soil. Peter Haley Staff photographer

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