Grass Rooted

Archive for August, 2009

Lawn care enthusiasts and gardeners who live in the arid regions of the desert southwest face a dilemma with maintaining lawns under extreme heat and drought conditions. Wide expanses of turf grass are not feasible in ares where temperatures reach into triple digits and rain is measured in single digits annually. Homeowners faced with dire climate conditions can enhance their yards using a combination of drought tolerant landscaping, rocks, and yes, for  lawn purists, a small ... Read the rest of this story

If you’ve just bought your first home, or do your lawn care yourself, you’ll need the right equipment. Investing in some basic lawn care tools and supplies can help you streamline lawn care. Here’s what you’ll need to get started: Irrigation system: Automatic sprinklers and drip systems can be set to take care of watering your lawn and landscaping on schedule. Automatic watering helps prevent uneven watering or forgetting to water.  If you’re planning to install an irrigation ... Read the rest of this story

There are more than 20,000 species of grasshoppers worldwide, with more than one 1000 species. occurring in the US.  As herbivores, they eat only plant material. Swarming species cause extensive damage to commercial crops, but a few grasshoppers in your garden can quickly decimate foliage to the point of killing plants. 

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[/caption] Interesting Facts about Grasshoppers You may have heard that grasshoppers “spit tobacco juice.” The brown liquid isn’t evidence of a nicotine habit,; ... Read the rest of this story



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