Garden Wisdom & Mat News

The Fire is Over and I’m Over the Fire!

Posted on August 24, 2023 by Peter Comart  |  no comments yet
Exterior of the new Gardenmats shop under construction after the January 2023 fire burned it all down

As many of you know, Garden Mats burnt to the ground on January 21, 2023.   We are thankful that no one was hurt. The good news is that we will be ready for your…

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Fire Destroys Garden Mats Business

Posted on February 8, 2023 by Peter Comart  |  77 comments

Very few of our customers know our history.  Garden Mats actually started as a result of a house fire on our wedding day, on August 4, 2001.   I spent the fall and winter rebuilding. …

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Time is Precious

Posted on November 12, 2022 by Peter Comart  |  10 comments

As we approach the holidays, I am reminded that one of the most precious things we can give others, especially this time of year, is our time.  Once all the presents are opened and…

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Time to Plant Garlic

Posted on August 31, 2022 by Peter Comart  |  8 comments

Fall is the perfect time of year in the North to plant garlic; any time between September and when the ground is frozen.  But, the sooner the better.  If you wait until next spring,…

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Calling for Testimonials

Posted on March 20, 2022 by Peter Comart  |  19 comments
vegetable garden without weeds

We love it when customers tell it like it is. Send us your testimonial. Review our product. Give us the dirt. Tell us your Garden Mats story. Tell us what you tell others when…

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Announcing The Garden Planner

Posted on February 4, 2022 by Peter Comart  |  4 comments

I have laid out thousands of gardens.  It always starts with a pencil and piece of graph paper.  But not anymore.  Now you can do it yourself.  With our new garden layout tool, all…

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Season’s Greeting

Posted on November 23, 2020 by Peter Comart  |  21 comments

  We know the holidays this year will be different.  Many, if not most of us, will not gather with family and friends as we have in the past.  Some may even spend it…

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Victory for our time… the garden!

Posted on April 3, 2020 by Peter Comart  |  8 comments
Shallots, peppers, and artichokes growing in garden mats weed barrier

Guest Post by Phil Grime When many people now are idle or self-isolating at home due to the pandemic, I have a positive idea to consider! Peter Comart, the founder of Garden Mats, mentioned…

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A Gift of Time

Posted on November 21, 2019 by Peter Comart  |  6 comments

One of the most precious gifts we can give others during the holidays is our time.  After all the presents are opened and all the food is gone, we hope what remains valued and…

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Garlic Growers Get Ready

Posted on August 21, 2019 by Peter Comart  |  11 comments

Garlic Growers Get Ready. Growing garlic has never been easier.  When we introduced Garden Mat #9 last year, little did we know how popular it would be.  We found out fast.  There are some serious garlic…

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