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2010-10-04 08:20:00

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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.

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2009-12-11 11:03:07

New varieties of plants marketed as "disease-resistant" or "insect-resistant" are becoming more accessible to consumers.

2009-12-10 11:58:29

A resourceful approach to climate research.

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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.

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.

2009-06-03 13:00:00

Lawn Doctor provides tips to enhance backyard entertaining HOLMDEL, N.J., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent Associated Press poll (1), about one-third of Americans cancelled their summer vacation plans this year because of economic concerns.

2009-06-02 13:30:00

Entrepreneur Magazine Recognizes Lawn Doctor in 'Franchise 500' List HOLMDEL, N.J., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Entrepreneur magazine, the industry leading publication for helping people start, grow or manage a small business venture, recently named Lawn Doctor the number one lawn care service provider in its Franchise 500(R) list.

2009-05-12 08:00:00

Make the Grass Greener of Your Side this Spring with Simple Suggestions from Lowe's MOORESVILLE, N.C., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Lush, emerald lawns are the envy of every neighborhood, leaving most Americans wishing they were on the opposite side of the fence.

2009-04-20 06:00:00

Lawn Doctor Offers Top 10 Surprising Benefits of a Healthy Lawn HOLMDEL, N.J., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- With 55 percent of Americans cutting household spending this year, one of the first "luxuries" to go may be expensive products designed to make homes environmentally sound.


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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Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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