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2014-05-06 23:01:45

Pearl's Premium ultra low maintenance lawn seed announces the latest innovations in organic lawn care. Wayland, MA (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Lawns are depleting the groundwater supplies: Some estimates indicate that lawn care uses 50% of the county’s potable water. Lawn irrigation, particularly in-ground watering systems, increase summer water use to levels three to five times higher than winter water use. Use of nitrogen-rich chemical fertilizers and fast-growing shallow-rooted grasses...

2014-04-23 23:01:26

Increase curb appeal and enhance the look and feel of an entire neighborhood with these simple tips from The Grounds Guys. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 It is getting to be summer time and that means updating the yard. Let the landscaping reflect your personality. Increase curb appeal and enhance the look and feel of an entire neighborhood with these simple tips from The Grounds Guys. Rocks A simple idea to updating your landscape is to create a rock garden. They are easy to...

2014-04-16 23:16:09

Gardenuity a new social selling company makes gardening accessible and easy for those who are new to edible gardening. If you have little access to a lot of yard space but want to be one of the 42 million households who are growing food at home or in a community garden, then this is the season to get started. (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 What is Patio to Table Gardening™? At the heart, Patio to Table Gardening™ means the food on your table came directly from your patio or personal urban...

2014-04-11 00:21:59

GREENWOOD, S.C., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackson and Perkins exclusive annual plant combinations are without a doubt the easiest and most economical way to bring amazing color and texture to your porch, patio, deck, or garden! These exclusive assortments are truly living compositions developed in conjunction with the country's premiere landscape designers to take the guesswork out of patio container growing. You will receive the precise amount of plants for the ideal mix of...

2014-04-08 08:24:48

BEIJING, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China Hydroelectric Corporation (NYSE: CHC, CHCWS) ("China Hydroelectric" or the "Company"), an owner, developer and operator of small hydroelectric power projects in the People's Republic of China ("China"), today announced that it will hold its fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial results conference call at 9:00 am ET on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The Company anticipates releasing its financial results after the market close on Monday,...

2014-03-19 23:33:30

Discover the secret to spring gardening success with growing mixes from PRO-MIX. (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 All great gardeners share one secret to success: soil. They know the most important step to a beautiful garden is filling beds and containers with the best soil. They understand that high-quality and nutritious soil doesn’t just happen, but like a great recipe, is created by understanding soil type, structure and drainage. They know rich soil is crafted by mixing beneficial...

2014-03-18 23:31:12

‘Like’ Longfield Gardens on Facebook for a chance to win a terrarium and begonia garden kit. Lakewood, NJ (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 The trend of indoor gardening terrariums is going strong with no signs of slowing anytime soon. Terrariums are used in home décor, as centerpieces and gifts, but they can also be used to jump start a spring garden. Beginning March 17, bulb-lovers across the country may enter Longfield Garden’s Facebook contest, Terrarium Kit Giveaway, for a chance to...

2014-03-18 12:22:41

MUMBAI, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bharat Book Bureau presents Steam Generators for Nuclear Power -Global Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Key Country Analysis to 2025. In this report covers the market size, key drivers and restraints, and competitive landscape for of steam generators for nuclear power for the period between 2006 and 2025. The in depth market size information is provided at three levels - global, regional and key countries. The key countries covered...

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...

2014-02-28 23:29:39

Plant Fair & Sale Features Items Unique to the South; Gardening School and Workshop; Spring Beauty Pine Mountain, GA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Head to Callaway Gardens for new gardening knowledge, inspiration and ideas for your garden. Be sure to bring a plant list and a vehicle large enough to take home all of the great finds from the Callaway Gardens Annual Plant Fair and Sale, March 27-30, 2014. Annual Plant Fair and Sale “We will have an incredible array of herbs, flowering...


Latest Landscape Reference Libraries

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...

Flower garden
2013-08-21 08:27:49

Flower gardens, used for beautification purposes, contain various flowering plants providing blooms all year long and can be elaborate or simple. Flower gardens come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Formal flower gardens are planned out and serve as a multi-function garden, such as growing herbs around the border of a flower garden with edible blooms. Shrubs are also used in creating flower gardens suitable for plants requiring shade. A haphazard flower garden is one that is allowed to...

Cottage garden
2013-08-21 07:55:58

Cottage gardens, developed in England as functional gardens attached to cottages of the working class were simplistic in style and left to grow at will. These gardens contained vegetables and herbs, fruit trees, beehives and some livestock, such as pigs and chickens. Flowers were used as fillers for the empty spaces but soon gardens were designed just for the flowers. Cottage gardens were closed in with arbors or fencing made from hedges keeping the garden private. Gardeners will dress up...

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...

Naturescaping
2013-04-02 09:12:32

Naturescaping is a term that is in reference to a method of landscape design and landscaping that allows people, as well as nature, to exist. By including certain plants, particularly the native ones, into ones yard, one can attract beneficial insects, birds, and other creatures, and aid in keeping our rivers and streams in a healthy state. Widespread urban growth and urban sprawl over the last century has had an important impact on habitat that birds and other wildlife once called home....

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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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