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The ultra-frigid temperatures sweeping through Wisconsin could have a silver lining.
Below-zero temperatures could kill off some portions of invasive insect populations like the emerald ash borer.
“The longer and colder it is, the more likely it is that we will see some impact,” said Andrea Diss-Torrance, invasive forest insects coordinator for the Department of Natural Resources.
The big freeze blanketing the Midwest will have an impact, but Diss-Torrance said she did not expect to see temperatures low enough — and sustained enough — to deliver a knockout punch to the emerald ash borer.
Steven Salzberg, the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University, reviews a recent study and concludes, "even in those with very high exposures to glyphosate, the evidence that it causes any type of cancer is very weak. And for ordinary consumers, there's nothing to worry about.".
I'm seeing a lot of trees in my neighborhood that have been recently topped. It's sad because topping wrecks trees and those homeowners likely do not understand the value trees add to their property…
Find Qualified Lawn Care Service Providers: Tips and traps to avoid when hiring a landscape service. Find pre-screened, local lawn care and landscape contractors.
DIY sprinkler head to drip irrigation system conversion. How to simply convert a pop-up sprinkler system into drip using a conversion kit.
How to identify lawn weeds. This lawn weed identification guide includes weed images, weed names and descriptions to help you with weed id.
Tall Fescue Lawns: with the development of the new "turf-type" cultivars, tall fescue is a good choice for home lawns in transition zones. Helpful DIY tips and advice for planting and growing grass.
With a little care and when planted in the right area St. Augustine Grass makes a very dense lawn that feels great under bare feet.
Creative Landscaping Ideas for the DIY home landscaper. Simple and fun ways to inspire your design. Plans and tips, where to find 1000s of beautiful and unique pictures.
Watering New Sod: helpful DIY lawn care tips and advice. Get the dirt on planting and growing grass. Caring for new sod. Watering, mowing, fertilizing.
Is zoysia grass perfect for home lawns? It's beautiful when properly maintained. If you are lucky enough to live in an climate suitable for growing warm-seaon grasses, zoysia might be the best choice.
Are you having trouble managing a stinky, slimy heap of grass clippings? Here's how to compost grass clippings without the smelly mess. Simple composting tips.
How to cut grass like a pro. Lawn striping is a simple mowing technique that uses lawn rollers or striping kits for a professionally groomed look. Pattern your yard like a baseball field.
Spring Lawn Care: 10 maintenance tips. How to care for a lawn in spring and prepare it for the growing season. DIY tips and advice for planting and growing grass. Crabgrass control.
Having fun creating maps. Here is a map that shows the location of farmers markets in Washington State.
I'm a big fan of craft beers. Here is a map I just created showing the locations of local breweries around Puget Sound.
I found a map that shows index values for total crime, personal and property crime, and specific crime categories across the United States.
Electric snow throwers are popular. The following is a compilation of the best selling snow throwers, including electric and gas powered units, on Amazon.
Organic Weed Control: The ultimate chemical-free weed control program. How to manage lawn weeds with cultural methods, using natural and organic weed killer. Helpful DIY lawn care tips and advice.
When it comes to a commitment to care for greenspaces in the nation’s leading cities, conservation organization American Forests has found that some urban areas are doing much better than others. Through a combination of an in-depth survey, independent data and a vote by a blue-ribbon panel of leading urban forest experts, the nonprofit has named the 10 best U.S. cities for urban forests: Austin, Charlotte, Denver, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New York, Portland, Sacramento, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
Dixie Chopper has announced its entry into the Canadian market. Through this arrangement, Dixie Chopper’s full product line of commercial and residential zero-turn lawn mowers, parts and accessories will be sold and serviced by a network of certified dealers throughout Canada.
Water management may become the single biggest challenge for landscapers in the near future, and those who are savvy on the subject stand to profit.