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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. That means they'll spend more leisure time at home, making backyard entertaining more important than ever. Lawn Doctor, the nation's leading expert in lawn care, has compiled a list of tips to make your home lawn feel like a lush summer...

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. This is the third consecutive year Lawn Doctor received this recognition. Since 1980, Entrepreneur magazine has offered the most comprehensive ratings of franchises....

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. Whether you are a gardening novice or have a seasoned green thumb, break the status quo this spring by creating and maintaining a well-manicured lawn with yard prep tips from Lowe's. (Logo:...

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. It's still a top concern for consumers, just not in the household budget this year. Lawn Doctor, the nation's leading expert in lawn care since 1967, is educating consumers on the best place to start helping Mother...

2009-04-06 17:00:00

CR Provides Ten Tips to Save Money and Time for a Perfect Do-It-Yourself Lawn YONKERS, N.Y., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The weather is warming up and lawn owners are hitting the turf once again in hopes to create the perfect lawn. According to the latest lawn care poll by Consumer Reports National Research Center, nearly half (43%) of adults plan to spend more time in their outdoor space this year compared to last year, and only five percent plan to spend less. Consumer Reports'...

2009-04-04 12:48:21

Organizers of a new talent show called Britain's Most Talented Pet say they have found a dog that can mow the lawn and play the piano. The Ultimate Pet Show competition organizers said Hope the German shepherd can place his front paws on a lawn mower's handle and push the machine along like a human operator, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. The 4-year-old dog reportedly is a canine wiz when it comes to pianos, as well, a skill that helped Hope win April 2008's National Pet Month honors....

2009-03-31 07:00:00

Quick tips for gorgeous grass this spring and summer MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring is here, and with some simple maintenance now, your lawn can be in top shape in no time. TruGreen, the nation's largest professional lawn care services provider, offers these simple guidelines to help get your lawn geared up for summer. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090217/CL71531LOGO ) Rake the matted grass to remove the dead top growth and to allow new grass shoots to...

2009-03-19 08:00:00

Helping Homeowners Take Better Care of Their Lawn Square MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- As Americans spend more time enjoying their lawns, research shows they're looking for environmentally responsible ways to care for their little square of the Earth*. TruGreen, the world's largest lawn care services provider, is going greener today with its debut of Targeted Lawn Care(SM) (TLC) to address customers' specific lawn care needs. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:...

2009-03-16 08:09:00

ATLANTA, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's economy, every penny counts. That's why SYNLawn (www.SYNLawn.com), the definitive authority on synthetic grass, is now helping consumers save up to 70% on their water bill by offering the only total solution-based artificial grass systems in the market. "Our synthetic grass systems transform a previously high maintenance, costly lawn into an easy to maintain, water-saving show piece," said George Neagle, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for...

2009-02-17 07:00:00

What to do first for gorgeous grass this spring MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Your outdoor living room, your playground, your sanctuary. Approximately 84 million Americans participate in their own lawn care, transforming their lawns into a relaxing oasis to enjoy family, friends and the warmer weather. With spring right around the corner, TruGreen, the nation's leading professional lawn care provider, offers simple guidelines to help get your lawn in top shape fast. (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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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