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2014-03-26 23:03:15

Winner boasts a 13-inch turf-root Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Holganix, a manufacturer of sustainable bio-nutritional turf, flower and tree products, announced that Total Lawn Care (TLC) of Indianapolis was the winner of its Roots for You competition. With a 13-inch turf-root, it was no surprise that Total Lawn Care took home the prize. Holganix set out to discover some of the deepest, strongest and healthiest turf-root systems in America, and in doing so created its Roots...

2014-03-18 08:24:45

--The national landscape industry association celebrates National Lawn Care Month by pointing out common lawn care myths that can lead to poor results or unnecessary expense-- HERNDON, Va., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- April is National Lawn Care Month, and the time of year when homeowners turn to the care and upkeep of their lawns with the goal of seeing their yard and landscape flourish. It's also the time of year when landscape professionals must address some common misperceptions about...

2014-03-17 23:01:56

The Grounds Guys have tips on manicuring lawns and making them the envy of the neighborhood. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 Spring is here, and it is time to rejuvenate and clean up the yard from the fall and winter months. The Grounds Guys have tips on manicuring lawns and making them the envy of the neighborhood. Debris removal Besides covering lawns, fallen leaves from the fall months can collect in shrubs and flowerbeds. Rake the ground between the shrubs to remove any leaves that...

Ineffective Management Causing Tropical Grassy Ecosystems To Be Threatened
2014-03-13 14:50:41

University of Liverpool Tropical grassy areas in India, Australia, and South America store around 15% of the world’s carbon Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that tropical grassy areas, which play a critical role in the world’s ecology, are under threat as a result of ineffective management. According to research, published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution, they are often misclassified and this leads to degradation of the land which has a detrimental effect...

Is The US Becoming One Shade Of Green?
2014-03-12 12:36:02

National Science Foundation Study on lawn care in cities across the country finds similarities, differences important to urban sustainability Boston and Baltimore. Miami and Minneapolis. Phoenix and Los Angeles. Fanned across the United States and in locations from coast to prairie to desert, what do these cities have in common? How their human residents manage that icon of America, the urban lawn, or so hypothesized a team of scientists. However, when they conducted a study...

Grazing Animals May Protect Biodiversity In Over-Fertilized Grasslands
2014-03-11 09:34:12

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Nutrient Network has released a new, comparative study of grasslands on six continents, to be published in an upcoming issue of Nature, that suggests it might be possible to counteract the human-made overdose of fertilizer that threatens to permanently alter the biodiversity of the world's native prairies. The key finding of this study, carried out at 40 sites globally, is simple: let grazing animals crop the excess growth of...

2014-03-06 23:00:52

Benefits include reduced fertilization rates, reduced surge growth, reduced clipping yields, reduced dump fees and labor costs while promoting dramatic root growth and sustainability. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Holganix, a manufacturer of sustainable bionutritional turf, plant and tree products, announced today the enhancement of its turf care product with Steady Grow. Holganix combines a highly evolved, concentrated compost tea with active bionutrients to naturally promote...

Predictions For Climate Change Effects On Savanna Vegetation Best Done By Continent
2014-01-31 08:05:48

North Carolina State University A "one-size-fits-all" model to predict the effects of climate change on savanna vegetation isn't as effective as examining individual savannas by continent, according to research published in Science this week. Savannas – grasslands dotted with trees – cover about 20 percent of the earth's land and play a critical role in storing atmospheric carbon, says Dr. William Hoffmann, associate professor of plant and microbial biology at North Carolina State...

2014-01-02 08:21:07

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neighborhood Gardening Services Los Angeles offers extensive gardening and landscaping services to clients throughout the Los Angeles area. Having an attractive lawn can significantly increase curb appeal and property values. The right landscaping and hardscaping features can be used to create an overall look and feel that complements a home or business. Neighborhood Gardening offers extensive gardening services, including artificial turf...

2013-11-13 08:23:32

For a green lawn in spring, start now. Eco-friendly, natural fertilizers, like Purely Organic Products Lawn Food boost the benefits of late fall fertilizing. PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When you think 'fall lawn care' raking leaves may be the first image that comes to mind. However, fall is also the most important time to fertilize lawns, particularly in cold climates like the Midwest. Fortunately, with the recent debut of Purely Organic Products Lawn Food,...


Latest Grasslands Reference Libraries

Great Basin Shrub Steppe
2013-04-19 20:40:07

The Great Basin shrub steppe ecoregion, located within the Deserts and xeric shrublands Biome, incorporates a variety of xeric shrub-steppe sub-ecoregions in the area of the Great Basin in the Western United States. It’s within the North American Desert area, and includes a great deal of Nevada, northeastern and eastern California east of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Range rain shadows, and some parts of Utah and Idaho. The Great Basin Desert and semi-arid non-desert xeric shrubland...

Semi-arid Pampas
2013-04-18 23:08:40

The Semi-arid Pampas, alternatively known as the Dry Pampas, is a temperate grassland ecoregion located in central Argentina. The Semi-arid Pampas cover an area of 126,000 square miles, including western Buenos Aires Province, southern Cordoba and San Luis Provinces and most of La Pampa Province. The area is, in all, a home to no more than a million people, who normally enjoy some of the nation’s lowest poverty rates. Not dissimilar to the more humid pampas to the east, the area is...

Kazakh Uplands
2013-04-18 23:02:25

The Kazakh Uplands, known also as the Kazakh Hummocks, is a large peneplain formation that stretches throughout the central and eastern regions of Kazakhstan. It’s made up of low mountain oases and elevated plains, and contains large deposits of coal within the north and copper within the south. Rare species, such as the Asiatic Cheetah, may still reside in this region. Several notable cities, including the country’s capital, Astana, are located there. A portion of the Kazakh Uplands...

Mongolian-Manchurian Grassland
2013-04-18 22:58:55

The Mongolian-Manchurian grassland ecoregion, known also as the Mongolian-Manchurian Steppe, located in the temperate grassland Biome, is found in Mongolia, the Chinese Autonomous region of Inner Mongolia and northeastern China. The grassland covers an area of 342,600 square miles. This Palearctic temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands ecoregion of the Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands Biome, creates a large crescent around the Gobi Desert, stretching across central...

Overgrazing
2013-04-01 12:31:24

Overgrazing occurs when plants are unprotected to intensive grazing for extended periods of time, or without enough recovery periods. It can be a result of either livestock in poorly managed agricultural applications, or by overpopulations of native or non-native wild animals. Overgrazing reduces the usefulness, biodiversity, and productivity of the land and is one cause of desertification and erosion. It’s also considered to be a cause of the spread of invasive species of non-native...

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