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Organic Lawn Care For the Cheap and Lazy

Organic Lawn Care For the Cheap and Lazy
Lawn care in a nutshell: Must do: Set your mower as high as it will go (3 to 4 inches). Water only when your grass shows signs of drought stress and then water deeply (put a cup in your sprinkler zone and make sure it gets at least an inch of water). Now for the verbose details on lawn care: A little knowledge makes it so damn near anything can qualify for the "cheap and lazy" label. The key to the lawn care game is competition. lawn care must do: mow high There is a fight for sun. MYTH: "If I mow short, it will be longer until I have to mow again." If you have a serious weed infestation, consider mowing twice as frequently as you normally do. Finally, when mowing, be sure to leave the clippings on the lawn. Mowing higher gives the following perks: more shade to the soil leads to less wateringdeeper roots which leads to less wateringthicker turf which leads to fewer weedsslower growth which leads to less mowing Check out this pic. lawn mower My lawn care mower of choice? Update!

Do it Yourself & Page 2 It’s approaching the end of summer and rather than saying good-bye to your herbs why not go inside and try an indoor vertical herb garden? But, if you live in an apartment and have space restrictions a permanent vertical herb garden might just be the solution for you – where you can have herbs inside all year round. You may also like to get creative and add colour by adding succulents. When growing any vertical garden indoors or outdoors the biggest consideration is choosing the wall and analysing how much light you will get. The light will impact the herbs you can grow inside. What should you grow your herbs in? The best solution when growing herbs inside is to use woolly pockets as they provide the right environment for growing herbs and vegetables. Top Herbs To Grow Inside on Your Vertical Garden Walls Which Don’t Get Much Light If your wall doesn’t get much light there are herbs which will have a better chance of survival indoors. Sun Loving Herbs Share

Organic Lawn Care Tips — Organic Lawn Care Guide 4 Simple Steps to Grow a Hundred Pounds of Potatoes in a Barrel Container gardening isn't only for savvy urban gardeners and folks with limited space to grow, it can also be for folks who want to maximize their yields in a controlled environment. Not only does growing potatoes in a barrel reduce the amount of weeding and exposure to pests and fungi, you don't even have to risk shovel-damage to the tender potatoes by digging them out of the ground when they're done, just tip the container over! After extensive research to plan my own potatoes-in-a-barrel, I've boiled all of the recommendations down to 4 simple steps to a winning potato harvest. 1. You'll need to pick out a container such as a 50-gallon trash barrel or one of those half whiskey barrel planters. Good drainage is critical for the cultivation of healthy potatoes so you'll want to cut or drill a series of large drainage holes in the bottom and bottom sides of your container. 2. Fill in the bottom of your container with about 6 inches of loose planting mix and compost. 3. 4.

Political Patronage in Higher Ed Could Derail Attempts at Reform By Intern on July 18, 2011 at 3:14 pm "Political Patronage in Higher Ed Could Derail Attempts at Reform" By Matthew Cameron Perhaps the most important thing to come out of the National Governors Association annual conference last weekend was a report on higher education that highlighted ways to achieve efficiencies at a time when public university systems are facing severe budgetary constraints as well as increased demand for their services. Improving efficiency in higher education is crucial to long-term economic growth in the U.S. Crucial to the success of this approach will be university boards of regents, which will have to shoulder much of the responsibility for designing appropriate metrics and implementing effective policies that improve institutional performance. At least four of Gov. Virginia is hardly the only state where board appointments are given out as political patronage. In fact, sometimes the political meddling goes even further.

Root 4 Kids - Inspire Kids to Dig Real Food Email Does your kid spend enough time outside? Research shows most kids don’t, but new Root 4 Kids program created by Annie’s organic foods aims to encourage and inspire kids and families to get outside, dig into nature and eat healthier by offering recipes, gardening tips and activities — and we’re happy they’re leading the charge. Be Out There notes that kids spend just half as much time outdoors as they did 20 years ago which makes little sense for green families, since studies show that the best direct route to teaching little ones to care for the environment is to allow them to participate in nature activities before the age of 11. Annie’s new Root 4 Kids program offers a smorgasbord of fun, educational and healthy ideas for families all over the globe. After taking the pledge, get even more involved by visiting the the Eat, Dig, Love and Play sections of Root 4 Kids. + Root 4 Kids Images © Root 4 Kids, just jennifer, Imagebase, Photorious & sxc.

534syllabus History 534/English 585 Culture and Contact: The Atlantic World, 1400-1800 Fall 2007 Wed. 4:00-6:40 Park 532 Prof. Erik Seeman Park 534, 645-2181 x534 Office hours: Mon. 1-3 Goals: Between 1400 and 1800, the peoples of Europe, Africa, North America, and South America became enmeshed in an increasingly dense web of cultural contacts. Assignments: Requirements for this class are two short papers, a class presentation, one 12-15 page historiographical essay, and informed participation in discussion. -Three-page review of outside reading: Pick a week of interest to you and read one book that complements the assigned reading. -Five-page topic review: Pick one of the topics we are spending two weeks on (Pre-Contact/Pre-Colonial, Africa in the New World, Representations, Euro-Indian Contact, Europe in the Age of Encounter, or Revolutions). Grading: Class discussion will constitute the majority of the final grade, with the written assignments making up the balance. Stuart B.

Self-Seeding Crops You’ll Never Need to Replant One of the characteristics of a truly sustainable garden is that it produces at least some of its own seed. This is most often done when gardeners select, harvest and store seeds until the proper time for planting the following year. But some self-seeding crops produce seeds so readily that as long as you give them time to flower and mature, and set seed, you will always have free plants growing in your garden. You can simply let the seeds fall where they are, or toss pieces of the seed heads into the corners of your garden, or whichever area you want them in — no harvesting, storing or replanting required. With most self-seeding vegetables, herbs and annual flowers, you’ll just need to learn to recognize the seedlings so you don’t hoe them down. In addition to getting all the free garden plants you need (and some to share with family and friends), nurturing self-seeders is also a great way to provide a diversity of flowers that supply pollen and nectar for beneficial insects.

Leading From Behind Ezra Klein endorses my understanding of how Obama sees his presidency: When presidents succeed in presiding over great change, they do so by recognizing an existing opportunity, not squeezing one from the stone of existing opposition. Obama correctly saw that 60 Democrats in the Senate and 240 in the House had cleared the way for health-care reform. Bush realized that 9/11 opened the door for the Iraq War. This is temperamental conservatism as Burke would understand it. At a fundraising dinner in 2008, in Montclair, New Jersey, Obama told one of his favorite stories about F.D.R.

Aluminum Can Plant Markers Thank you for visiting Little House in the Suburbs. Please subscribe and you'll get great simple living tips and how-to articles delivered to your inbox, for free! This is not the easiest way to mark your seedlings. It’s not the most gorgeous. Supplies & Equipment: Aluminum Drink Cans Cheap scissors Dried up ball point pen Straight edge (for the straight plant markers) Impressionable work surface, like the cork back of a place mat or coaster, mouse pad, etc. 1. 2. 3. This is how it will look on the right side now. 4. 6. You can make them any shape you can think of besides the typical “stake”: Soda can aluminum is relatively soft. If you are not feeling up to aluminum can cutting–and I understand completely, a lovely reader sent in her way of using old mini-blind slats, cut into stake form, and labeled with a Sharpie marker.

The Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - The Daily Beast How to build a shed, free shed plans, build it yourself! This page contains information on how to build a shed and storage shed plans. Here are a couple of things to consider before you begin this project. Find out before building a storage shed if it will be allowed by zoning regulations. Zoning governs the size, height, and location of your shed. Find out if you need a permit. Your shed may need to be set back a specific distance from the property line, fences, and buildings. Also, you want to check for utility lines. I have included pages with garden/storage shed plans.

Social network Social networks and the analysis of them is an inherently interdisciplinary academic field which emerged from social psychology, sociology, statistics, and graph theory. Georg Simmel authored early structural theories in sociology emphasizing the dynamics of triads and "web of group affiliations."[2] Jacob Moreno is credited with developing the first sociograms in the 1930s to study interpersonal relationships. Overview[edit] History[edit] In the late 1800s, both Émile Durkheim and Ferdinand Tönnies foreshadowed the idea of social networks in their theories and research of social groups. Levels of analysis[edit] Self-organization of a network, based on Nagler, Levina, & Timme, (2011)[32] In general, social networks are self-organizing, emergent, and complex, such that a globally coherent pattern appears from the local interaction of the elements that make up the system.[33][34] These patterns become more apparent as network size increases. Micro level[edit] Meso level[edit] Macro level[edit]