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2014-09-29 23:13:15

SUPPRESS™ Herbicide EC is registered as a broad spectrum contact herbicide for post-emergent, non-selective weed control for use in all agricultural food and non-food crops. Vista, CA (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Westbridge Agricultural Products announced today the EPA approval of SUPPRESS™ Herbicide EC, a highly effective new tool for organic growers. SUPPRESS™ Herbicide EC is registered as a broad spectrum contact herbicide for post-emergent, non-selective weed control for use in...

2014-09-22 12:36:03

Series features 2013 Exterior Living Spaces® Facebook® Home Makeover Contest winner VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CertainTeed's fourth webisode in the 2013 Living Spaces(®) Facebook(®) Home Makeover Video Contest, featuring the Bielfelt family of Mentor, Ohio, dives deep into the importance of superior weather-resistance and proper ventilation as part of a healthy whole-home system. CertainTeed 5-Star Green and Master Shingle Applicator contractor, RJK...

2014-09-18 16:26:09

Exclusive Three-Song Medley Unveiled Sept. 17 At Iconic Las Vegas Landmark LAS VEGAS, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, September 17, the beat dropped and water soared when world-renowned DJ/producer Tiesto brought the iconic Fountains of Bellagio to life with a never-before-heard medley of three songs off his new album, A Town Called Paradise. "Footprints," "Rocky" and "Red Lights" serve as the soundtrack to the newest show choreographed by WET, the original fountain creators. To...

2014-09-15 12:29:25

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month by spotlighting the enduring contributions of Hispanic and Latino American landscape architects to communities in the United States. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140325/DC90161LOGO-b National Hispanic Heritage Month provides a great opportunity to show Hispanic and Latino American students what landscape architects do, according to...

2014-09-12 23:06:15

LED grow room and grow box manufacturer, SuperCloset, has begun to include the KIND LED K5 series in their turnkey hydroponic grow cabinets and hydroponics grow rooms. LED grow lights are becoming more prevalent as the light of choice for the hobby and commercial grower alike. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 LED grow room and grow box manufacturer, SuperCloset, has begun to include the KIND LED K5 series in their turnkey hydroponic grow cabinets and hydroponics grow rooms. LED...

2014-09-03 20:22:12

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new online guide launched today by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) explains the many benefits of "green infrastructure"--designed systems that harness nature to create proven benefits for communities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140325/DC90161LOGO-b Green infrastructure includes green streets, park systems, urban forests, wildlife habitat and corridors, green roofs and green walls. These infrastructure...

2014-08-28 23:11:52

Grand Rapids Downtown Market Teams Up With LiveWall To Compliment LEED Gold Certification With New 200 Square Foot Indoor Living Wall. Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Following closely on the heels of the recent LEED Gold certification, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market is becoming even greener. The Downtown Market added a 202-square-foot indoor living wall this week, installed by local manufacturer LiveWall, LLC. The new addition adds more than 100 new plants to the second floor...

2014-08-25 23:02:27

The Weed Science Society of America has announced the agenda for the national scientific summit on herbicide resistant weeds, scheduled for September 10 in Washington, D.C. The Summit will be held in the Auditorium of the National Academy of Sciences Building on Constitution Avenue; participation is free and open to anyone with an interest in resistance issues. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced the agenda for a national...

2014-08-25 23:01:44

Too much algae can cause health issues with the fish, including stunting their growth or even death. Sylmar, CA (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Effective Environmental Services is pleased to announce a new line of products, Pond Magician, for customers needing backyard pond maintenance. Pond Magician products make knowing how to clean a pond and keep pond water clear easy, ensuring the health of this water feature. At Effective Environmental Services, the professional staff can help pond owners...

2014-08-12 08:33:29

Notable jump in billings, inquiries for new work, hiring plans WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The outlook remains positive for landscape architecture firms, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects' second quarter 2014 Business Quarterly survey. The survey revealed a marked rise in billable hours and inquiries for new work. Hiring plans rose slightly from the last quarter. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140325/DC90161LOGO-b Fully 84.7...


Latest Landscape architecture Reference Libraries

Roof garden
2013-08-21 10:36:40

A roof garden is a garden planted on the roofs of buildings, also known as rooftop farming. A roof garden is not only decorative but also offers other benefits such as providing food for human consumption and adding a natural habitat for wildlife, mainly birds. Plants are usually grown with hydroponics, aeroponics, or air-dynaponics. Container gardening with soil may also be used. Vertical gardening will allow for more plant production in a small area. Completing the gardening cycle...

Container garden
2013-08-21 10:16:39

A container garden consists of plants that are grown in pots, boxes, or other containers rather than directly in the ground. Containers can be made of terracotta, wood, plastic, ceramic, or other material that will hold soil and water. There are many forms of containers from the old worn out shoe, tea cups, terracotta pots, window boxes, or the more sophisticated methods with automatic-watering systems. Container gardening is good for growers who do not have adequate soil, growing...

Community garden
2013-08-21 07:25:44

Community gardens are plots of land that are tended by a community of gardeners. In the UK they are knows as allotment gardens where local officials will rent a piece of land for their growing needs. Community gardens come in all sizes and functionality from the small planters found hanging around town, to the large plantings to help preserve natural habitats. Community gardens may be privately owned as well as publicly. One plot of land can be used as a whole, with everybody working...

Arbor, Pergola
2013-08-21 06:57:26

Arbor, or pergola, is an added feature to gardens that provides shade for walkways and sitting areas. Arbors, or pergolas, are made with vertical posts, which supports horizontal beams creating a lattice effect which enables vines and other woody climbers to climb; the dense foliage also provides shelter from moderate rain showers. Pergolas may be used as an extension to an already existing building or free standing as with a gazebo. Image Credit: Thinkstock

Wildlife Garden
2013-08-05 11:00:54

A wildlife garden (or wild garden) provides a natural habitat for many species of wildlife/animals. Wildlife gardens can be parcels of land allowed to grow naturally or created by individuals with an interest in wildlife habitats. Gardeners will grow a wildlife garden in conjunction with their production/cash crop gardens as a means of attracting various species of wildlife to help control the pest and pollinate the flowers. Creating natural habitats that have otherwise disappeared will...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'