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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...

2011-03-02 00:00:26

It's the springtime dilemma: Let dandelions and other weeds take over your yard and garden, or kill them with harmful chemicals, possibly putting your family and pets at risk. Today there is another option. Safer Brand (a leader in organic gardening solutions) has introduced corn-based Concern Weed Prevention Plus, an all-natural weed control solution that is not only up to 90% effective on dandelions and crabgrass in the very first year, but will not leave harmful residuals in your lawn....

2011-02-28 10:13:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Entrepreneurial adolescent Bobby Sinclair, Neighborhood Lawn Kid, is back in TruGreen's new national marketing campaign and this time Bobby's talking trees. Bobby, played by youth actor Noah Munck, is helping to formally launch TruGreen's specialized tree and shrub care service and reinforce the nation's largest professional lawn care company's customized approach. The humorous campaign was created by TruGreen's agency of record, Publicis...

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...

2010-11-10 00:53:23

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in West Virginia are finding ways to improve soil on degraded land so it can be used for sports fields and other uses. Researchers with USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) at the agency's Appalachian Farming Systems Research Center (AFSRC) in Beaver, W.Va., are developing constructed or replacement subsoils and topsoils to build better and less-costly sports fields, raingardens and lawns on former landfills, mine lands and other degraded...

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....

2010-09-30 11:15:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders of Orange County youth and adult sports organizations joined the Orange County Great Park Board of Directors today to kick off construction of the Great Park North Lawn. The project marks the first phase of the Sports Park and the beginning of large-scale construction under the 200-acre, $70 million Western Sector Park Development Plan. The Sports Park North Lawn is a 19.5-acre multi-purpose sports lawn and recreation field that will...

2010-09-14 11:48:00

MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences recently recommended repairing grassy areas and lawns before winter to help prevent soil erosion and runoff. Dead grass or thinning areas in grassy spaces and lawns can lead to eroding soil which contains sediment and nutrients that can heighten pollution risks to water sources. Healthy grass naturally helps prevent rains from washing bare soil into streets, storm drains,...

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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2009-07-04 14:32:56

Xeriscaping and Xerogardening refers to landscaping and gardening in ways that help reduce or even eliminate the need for irrigation. This practice is promoted in areas that do not have easily accessible fresh water supply. As climate patterns shift, more and more regions are using this method. The term "˜xeri' or "˜xero' comes from the Greek "˜xeros' which means "dry". Plants that require the appropriate amount of irrigation in reference to the local climate are emphasized, and care...

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