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Archive for December, 2010

  • 30
  • Dec2010

Give Nature a Chance

Shimon Steinberg discusses natural pest control – using good bugs to combat bad bugs…

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  • 29
  • Dec2010

Recycle Your Christmas Tree!

As the holiday season comes to a close, many of you are wrapping up your chosen seasonal traditions. A typical Christmas in my family includes a snowshoe trip into the mountains to find the perfect tree…which is usually barren on one side from crowding a less fortunate soul, my dad’s justification is that we are […]

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  • 28
  • Dec2010

EPA Preparing List of Potentially Dangerous Chemicals

The EPA is reportedly planning to release a list of potentially dangerous chemicals and neurotoxins in early 2011. The current roster is the result of a three year effort to determine which chemicals pose the greatest risk to human health. Many of the chemicals on the list are found in everyday household products, drinking water […]

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  • 15
  • Dec2010

EPA Approved Bee Killing Pesticide in 2003

It’s been an interesting month full of wikileaks…perhaps you read about the diplomat’s brother rolling into the UAE with $52 million in cash or Gaddafi’s all-girl security force and his fear of sleeping in a building above the first floor. On a more somber note, while I respect that there is a degree of national or international […]

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  • 09
  • Dec2010

Michigan Bans Phosphorus

It’s no coincidence that Michigan has joined other Great Lakes states in banning the use and sale of phosphorus fertilizers. Phosphorus occurs naturally in soil but when applied in large amounts it leaches into waterways causing algae blooms, encouraging growth of nuisance aquatic plants and robbing the water of oxygen, suffocating plant and animal life and […]

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  • 08
  • Dec2010

Winter Lawn Care Tips

Prepping your lawn for the upcoming winter will lead to healthy growth next spring. Here are a few tips for effectively sending your lawn into hibernation mode… Keep it short. As winter approaches, gradually lower the mowing height of your mower. A good rule of thumb is a grass height of two to two and a half […]

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