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2009-11-04 14:40:22

'Thermal Blue' and 'Dura Blue' hybrids put to the test The transition zone can be one of the most challenging places to maintain high-quality turfgrass; changeable growing conditions in these regions often prove too hot for some grasses and too cold for others. Finding turfgrass that thrives in these challenging environments can be perplexing for turf management professionals and homeowners alike. Now, an answer to this growing dilemma may be found in new breeds of hybrid bluegrasses. Bred...

2008-09-09 12:00:18

By BARRY FUGATT Consider this. It takes the same time and energy to mow an ugly, weedy lawn as it does to mow a lush and healthy one. Therefore, since we're going to mow either way, it only makes sense to keep the lawn green and pretty. And I want to teach you how to do that with a minimum of expense and labor. On Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave., I'll teach a class on lawn establishment and care. In this class you'll learn which grasses are...

2008-06-17 12:00:27

By Carol O'Meara You changed the light bulbs and installed the low-energy appliances; the trash is recycled and you eat local. Now that your home is eco-friendly, turn your attention to the landscape, where what you grow - and mow - may help save the environment. What's that - a lawn is environmentally helpful? How can this be when too much fertilizer and overwatering make turf public enemy No. 1, the exhaust-belching mowers a suburban eco-disaster? But the real culprit is operator error,...

2007-09-13 03:00:12

By RICHARD NUNNALLY Q. In late August I treated my lawn with Roundup to kill the crabgrass and wiregrass so I can plant fescue. It apparently did a good job because everything is turning straw brown. A friend at work said I should till up the yard before I plant new seed, but that seems drastic to me. Do you think I need to till it or would running an aerator over it be good enough? A. I think tilling is too drastic, also. If your existing top soil grew a good crop of weedy grasses, it...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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