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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 Mount Dora also is replacing City Hall's "outdated" irrigation system with state-of-the-art sprinklers that only...

2008-07-22 06:00:00

By Zoe Elizabeth Buck, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 22--With restrictions on watering still stringent in many Triangle communities, keeping lawns green can be a challenge -- especially as temperatures rise. But a lawn doesn't have to be green to be healthy, explained Dan Bowman, associate professor of crop science at N.C. State University. Bowman tends a lawn of his own at the corner of Tryon and Lake Wheeler roads in Raleigh. His lawn, at the Lake Wheeler field...

2008-07-20 18:00:19

Like most gardening issues, how to water, and how much, has many prescriptions. Here are a few of them, compliments of our three water-wise gardeners and some local experts: Soaker hoses or drip-irrigation systems are way more efficient than sprinklers. But if you must use sprinklers, avoid those with a misty spray. You want big drops that won't evaporate. Get a rain gauge to figure out how much water the sprinkler is tossing or how much rain has fallen. (You want about an inch a week.)...

2008-07-15 12:00:35

Like most gardening issues, how to water, and how much, has many prescriptions. Here are a few of them, compliments of our three water-wise gardeners and some local experts: Soaker hoses or drip-irrigation systems are way more efficient than sprinklers. But if you must use sprinklers, avoid those with a misty spray. You want big drops that won't evaporate. Get a rain gauge to figure out how much water the sprinkler is tossing or how much rain has fallen. (You want about an inch a week.)...


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bellycheer
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".
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