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2011-03-10 08:00:00

HOLMDEL, N.J., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As spring nears and green creeps back into the landscape, lawns across the nation will need a little extra help to recover from the harsh winter months and return to lush, healthy life. Lawn Doctor, the nation's largest lawn care franchise with 450 units across the country, wants to help homeowners across the nation see their yards spring back to life. "Spring lawns require extra care following chilly winter temperatures and dormant growth,"...

2011-03-02 09:18:00

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With nearly 75 percent of the 1.2 million Palm Beach County residents owning homes and the National Weather Service's prediction for "exceptionally dry" conditions in Florida this winter, water districts are considering additional mandates to dramatically reduce water usage across the state. For the one million homeowners in Palm Beach County, this creates an ongoing struggle to keep their lawns healthy, green and beautiful. That is...

2011-02-01 07:30:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While millions of people, businesses, schools and homeowners use synthetic turf for landscape and play, one of its major beneficiaries is the environment. As of 2011, the estimated total amount of synthetic turf installed in North America annually conserves more than three billion gallons of water, significantly reduces smog emissions and eliminates close to a billion pounds of harmful fertilizers and pesticides. The industry has also recycled more...

2010-12-29 13:59:02

Study evaluates aesthetic, economic impacts, finds organic alternative effective Traditional turfgrass management programs rely heavily on the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. In response to increased public scrutiny and legislation, organic and biological alternatives are becoming more accepted, but research indicates that these alternatives have not been widely adopted by either homeowners or the lawn care industry. Results of a new study that compared common but disparate...

2010-10-04 08:20:00

ALBANY, Ore., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Focused on identifying plants and lawn grasses that thrive on less water, the Turfgrass Water Conservation Alliance (TWCA) today announced it has qualified two dozen varieties of drought-tolerant grasses in time for fall planting season. The non-profit organization, made up of leading researchers and seed producers, is dedicated to the discovery, evaluation and development of environmentally green landscape products that can go weeks without water....

2010-09-09 07:30:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- TruGreen, the nation's largest professional lawn care service, is helping to educate Americans on the importance of caring for their lawns, trees and shrubs in fall before the end of the growing season. The experts at TruGreen offer five Fall Green Space Tips to homeowners to better prepare their outdoor living rooms for spring's vigorous growth. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, click:...

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2009-12-11 11:03:07

Survey of lawn care, landscape professionals yields insights New varieties of plants marketed as "disease-resistant" or "insect-resistant" are becoming more accessible to consumers. Available through local garden centers and catalogues, these attractive ornamentals often come with guarantees that offer amateur gardeners the promise of lower maintenance or the need for fewer pesticides. But how does this trend toward the increased use of disease- and insect-resistant plants impact the profits...

2009-12-10 11:58:29

A resourceful approach to climate research How do plant ecosystems react to rising concentrations of the greenhouse gas CO2 in the atmosphere over the long term? This fundamental question is becoming increasingly pressing in light of global climate change. Researchers from the Chair of Grassland Science at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) have now "“ for the first time worldwide "“ taken up this issue for grasslands. The scientists found their answers in two unlikely...

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2009-10-29 08:30:00

Fire is often thought of something that trees should be protected from, but a new study suggests that some trees may themselves contribute to the likelihood of wildfires in order to promote their own abundance at the expense of their competitors. The study, which appears in the December 2009 issue of the journal The American Naturalist, says that positive feedback loops between fire and trees associated with savannas can make fires more likely in these ecosystems. "We used a mathematical...

2009-06-04 08:14:00

Survey of lawn care experts helps homeowners cultivate success MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- During a summer when "staycations" encourage homeowners to get the most enjoyment from their lawns, keeping lawn care as care-free as possible is a number-one priority. A survey of lawn care experts from the nation's largest lawn care company, TruGreen, reveals the top ten mistakes that homeowners from across the country make when it comes to lawn care and how to avoid them. (Logo:...


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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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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