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2011-03-10 08:00:00

HOLMDEL, N.J., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As spring nears and green creeps back into the landscape, lawns across the nation will need a little extra help to recover from the harsh winter months and return to lush, healthy life. Lawn Doctor, the nation's largest lawn care franchise with 450 units across the country, wants to help homeowners across the nation see their yards spring back to life. "Spring lawns require extra care following chilly winter temperatures and dormant growth,"...

2009-08-21 15:54:44

Officials in Orlando, Fla., say a plan to replace St. Augustine grass on right-of-ways with a hardier variety will save taxpayers $340,000 a year. City leaders said the new Bahia grass slated to replace the current St. Augustine grass in the $1 million scheme will save the city money in the long run by requiring less water, mowing and chemicals, WFTV, Orlando, reported Friday. It costs so much to maintain the St. Augustine, especially the water, said John Hogue with the city of Orlando. He...

2008-07-25 09:00:51

By Martin E. Comas, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jul. 25--MOUNT DORA When it comes to saving water, city leaders say it's time to practice what they preach -- starting with the front lawn at City Hall. In the past few weeks, workers have been busy replacing the city's water-thirsty St. Augustine grass and landscaping on Baker Street with drought-resistant plants and grass. Mount Dora also is replacing City Hall's "outdated" irrigation system with state-of-the-art sprinklers that only...

2008-07-20 12:00:00

By David Damron, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jul. 20--Some Central Florida governments are launching a war on St. Augustine grass. Lake County leaders are considering a ban of the variety in new neighborhoods, and Orange County Commissioner Bill Segal plans to announce a similar push as part of a revamped landscaping ordinance. Cities such as Oviedo and Orlando are also looking at ways to curb St. Augustine and other water-thirsty lawns. "There's a lot of concern about water-quality and...

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2005-08-03 15:20:00

DALLAS "“ Have you ever driven down the road and seen someone mowing the lawn wearing a mask? This is an example of the relationship between allergies and mold spores in lawns. Dr. Phil Colbaugh, research plant pathologist at the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station in Dallas, cites a common image seen in Texas throughout the warm weather months. Colbaugh is studying the relationship between landscaping choices and practices, seasonal weather and potential exposure to allergenic mold...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.