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2011-06-30 02:00:00

LEBANON, Pa., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While you're enjoying that well deserved summer vacation, don't forget your garden will be home working hard. Here are some simple tips from www.preen.com to keep your garden going while you're on the go. A Good Soak - Give flower and vegetable gardens a good final soak before flying the coop. This is especially important if rainfall has been inadequate, or sparse precipitation is predicted. The good news is that further watering may not be a...

2011-06-14 06:00:00

MARYSVILLE, Ohio, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --With summer's heat and humidity, the all too familiar brown and yellow spots start appearing in the grass. What is this phenomenon, some mysterious coloring brought on by kids and pets romping on the lawn? Seasoned dog owners are all too familiar with the damage in grassy areas frequented by dogs. This spring, Scotts introduced a solution: Turf Builder EZ Seed Dog Spot Repair. Now those damaged spot areas can become a thing of the past. "EZ...

2011-06-11 00:00:29

Celebrated Toronto lawn sprinkler system and irrigation company 'Future Green Irrigation' launches new website that's bright, easy-to-use and just like the owners of the business, people-friendly. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) June 10, 2011 Just in time for summer "“ home, business and golf course owners looking to improve their green spaces have a reason to rejoice with the launch of the new website by Future Green Irrigation "“ renowned golf, commercial and residential lawn...

2011-06-08 04:20:00

MILWAUKEE, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anyone who has felt the frustration of trying to tame a crazy-bad lawn and yard should listen up: there's still time to win a yard intervention this summer at www.yardsmartsintervention.com. Homeowners can apply for an intervention for themselves or they can call out a neighbor, family member or friend in need of help. (Be sure to secure their permission first.) The winner will receive on-the-ground help from the Briggs & Stratton Yard...

2011-05-31 07:50:00

ATLANTA, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The term "celebrity trend" typically conjures up images of $5,000 handbags, private airplanes or dancing on a reality show. But the latest A-Lister must-have is actually coming right out of their backyards. A growing number of celebrities like Jessica Alba, Kristen Bell and David Basche are going green by turning to synthetic turf for their landscape needs. "I chose synthetic grass for Jessica Alba's backyard doggie oasis and use it at clients' homes...

2011-05-24 14:08:00

ERIE, Pa., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Educating homeowners about sustainable lawn care behaviors and the responsible use of fertilizers in preserving water quality was the focus of a water quality forum held today in Erie, Pa. Hosted by Environment Erie, the Alliance for the Great Lakes and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG), the forum, which was attended by a diverse group of stakeholders representing urban planning, stormwater management, and water quality stakeholders,...

2011-05-23 10:29:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TruGreen recently launched MyBotanicPlanet.com, a free online educator resource to inspire K-5 students' interest in the diverse plant world, to receptive educators attending the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) national conference in San Francisco. TruGreen, the nation's largest professional lawn, tree and shrub care provider, is receiving high marks from educators for the brand's creative resource that enables convenient access to...

2011-04-28 00:00:27

What if there were an organic, easy-to-use, affordable and deadly effective way to rid lawns of pests at the grub stage? Today there is: Safer Brand Grub Killer (PRWEB) April 27, 2011 Available in a convenient, ready-to-spray concentrate that attaches directly to a garden hose for easy application, Safer® Brand Grub Killer is designed to kill cinch bugs, Japanese beetles, Oriental beetles, June bugs, pillbugs, sod webworms and other common pests. Unlike many lawn pest control products...

2011-04-22 11:51:00

The Big Business of Getting Your Yard Care Dollar WASHINGTON, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lawn care season kicks off this month, and 20-year lawn care expert Richard Tighe is coming forward to let Americans know: you may actually be making your yard less healthy, and causing more problems like weeds and grubs, when you apply the very fertilizer product you trust to green-up your yard. And you may be falling into a perpetual spending trap at the same time - throwing money at...

2011-04-22 11:23:00

MARYSVILLE, Ohio, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Earth Day, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is proudly lending support to community gardening efforts in its home of Central Ohio, while also reminding homeowners everywhere about the environmental benefits of lawns and gardens. On Saturday, April 23, at Earth Day festivities at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Community Garden Campus on the grounds of the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio, ScottsMiracle-Gro will...


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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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  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.