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2013-05-17 23:01:52

Temperature extremes, flooding and drought can wreak havoc on landscapes. Melinda Myers provides strategies to repair and prepare landscapes for whatever mother nature has in store this season. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Spring floods, summer droughts and temperature extremes take their toll on gardens and the gardeners who tend them. Help gardens recover from the crazy temperature and moisture extremes that seem to occur each year. Myers suggests the following steps to revive...

2013-04-30 23:02:52

NewsWatch, a national television show, recently reported on the environmental and economic benefits of composting. As part of the segment, NewsWatch featured the Toter Composter by WASTEQUIP as its recommended consumer composter. (PRWEB) April 30, 2013 NewsWatch, a national television show, recently reported on the environmental and economic benefits of composting. As part of the segment, NewsWatch featured the Toter Composter as its recommended consumer composter. As spring continues and...

2013-04-17 23:02:02

Gardening expert Melinda Myers shares simple steps for invigorating weather worn lawns. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) April 17, 2013 The extreme heat and drought of 2012 was hard on lawns and gardens. “Many gardeners are facing a blank slate of bare soil, masses of dead patches that were once lawn or a bit of grass interspersed in a sea of weeds,” says gardening expert Melinda Myers. Myers recommends following these steps to improve lawns this season. Start this spring to renovate or...

2013-03-12 23:03:54

It´s possible to create a beautiful landscape and be kind to the environment even with a busy schedule and while staying within budget. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) March 12, 2013 It´s possible to create a beautiful landscape and be kind to the environment even with a busy schedule and while staying within budget. “All it takes is a bit of planning and a few low maintenance strategies,” says gardening expert and author Melinda Myers. Myers recommends these five strategies...

2013-01-04 05:03:34

Founder of Scout Girl, LLC, Joy Nagel, is enthused to announce the launch of her new website, JoyToTheWorms.com; the website carries composting worms, composting worm bins, and other useful composting supplies, particularly those related to vermicomposting. For more information, please visit the website´s blog at JoyToTheWormsBlog.com. Salem, Oregon (PRWEB) January 03, 2013 Joy Nagel is pleased to announce the creation and launch of her new website venture,...


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Sheet Mulching
2013-08-05 12:36:35

Sheet mulching, or lasagna gardening, is the process of turning barren ground into a more nourishing garden without digging. It is a layered system that can be used for a yard garden or a topical box garden. Starting at the bottom is a weed proof barrier, like newspaper or cardboard. On top of that is a twelve-inch layer of compost or mulch material such as old clothes, yard clippings, and manure, which provides for nutrient rich soil. Weed-free soil is added prior to planting the desired...

Redworm, Eisenia fetida
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The redworm (Eisenia fetida), also known as the brandling worm, the tiger worm, the panfish worm, the trout worm, or the California worm, is a species of earth worm that is classified within the Annelida phylum. This species is native only to Europe, but it has been introduced into every country, excluding Antarctica, for vermicomposting purposes. Unlike other species of worm, the redworm does not prefer to reside in soil. It can be found in manure, rotting vegetation, and compost. The...

Plasticulture
2013-04-01 12:21:33

The term plasticulture is in reference to the practice of utilizing plastic materials in agricultural applications. The plastic materials themselves are frequently and broadly referred to as “ag plastics.” Plasticulture ag plastics can include soil fumigation film, nursery pots and silage bags, irrigation drip tape or tubing, but the term is most frequently used to describe all kinds of plastic plant and soil coverings. Such coverings range from plastic mulch film, high and low...

Vermicompost
2013-03-20 16:04:22

Vermicompost is composting with the use of special earthworms. Red wigglers and white worms are the more common worms used, although European night crawlers can be used as well. Red wigglers can be found living in manure piles and in rotting vegetation and adapt the best in covered worm bins. Common earthworms burrow deeply and are not recommended for use in compost bins. Blue worms are commonly used in the tropics. Worms are used to decompose vegetable and food waste along with bedding...

Compost
2013-03-03 07:19:30

Image Caption: Compost barrel with compost and tools. Credit: Diego Grez/Wikipedia Compost is fertilizer made from decomposed organic matter that is then tilled directly into the soil or used as an additive when transplanting seedlings. Composting can be very simplistic or complex, depending on the amount of compost needed. Compost is widely used in organic farming because of its high nutrient content and natural pesticide abilities. Composting is simply piling, systematically,...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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