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Home & Garden
by J. Larson
4 years ago
3 Reasons Why You Should Tear Up Your Front Lawn

The front lawn despite its long and dignified history in the American culture has come to a crossroads in its existence. With the growing environmental movement and cost of maintenance the perfect manicured lawn has become something of a dinosaur in our modern culture. But there is stigma with not maintaining a lawn and it can be difficult for people to get past that even if they want to. But there are lots of good reason why you should consider tearing up the front lawn and what follows are 3 of them.

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
6 years ago
Pros and Cons of Lawn Grass Mulch

The pros and cons of lawn grass mulch became apparent to me as I struggled with a big weed problem in the summer of 2011 in my 12x12 foot garden plot. Read on to discover what I learned on my own and where my research that summer took me.

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
3 years ago
Gas or Electric- Which Is The Greener Choice For Lawn Care

With the advent of more powerful batteries and tools that use them the average homeowner is now confronted with the choice between electric and gasoline yard care tools. To make this decision easier I have assembled some facts about the two power sources and I will leave it up to which you want to use.

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
5 years ago
The Benefits of Deep Mulching Your Garden

Are you tired of back breaking labor of weeding and hoeing your garden? Don't you wish you could just throw something on you garden bed a couple times a year that would solve all those weed problems for you? Well luckily for you we have a new product that has been around since the oh I don't know forever. Its called mulch and it is going to change how you garden.

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
6 years ago
Pros and Cons of Natural or Organic Mulches

A summery of Pros and Cons of various types of Natural and Organic Mulches.

Environment
by J. Larson
4 years ago
The Dirty Secret of Landfills

Out of sight out of mind is the saying that comes to mind when you think about how we handle our waste in this country. You tie the trash bag close and throw it in the dumpster and that's it right. Well not so much, the landfills of this country are repositories of all things dirty and gross and some of that stuff sits around for a long time. So long in fact the person that trashed them is in their grave and what they left behind is still causing harm to the environment.

Environment
by J. Larson
4 years ago
Peak Phosphorus: The End of Industrial Agriculture

Phosphorus is one of the three main nutrients used today in modern industrial agriculture. Along with nitrogen and potassium the use of massive amounts of phosphorus is the main driver behind the green revolution that has shaped agriculture since the 1960's. Without the massive inputs of fertilizers America and other industrial agriculture powers could not produce the amounts that they do. The problem is phosphorus is relatively rare and according to leading researchers in the subject we could be running out in a little as 30-40 years from now.

Environment
by J. Larson
4 years ago
Disappearing Farmland: An American Tragedy

Did you know we are suffering a quiet tragedy in this country.  This tragedy is not one you hear about in the news or read in the paper.  But this tragedy is one that has the potential to alter a very fundamental aspect of our lives.  If we don't stop polluting, paving over and eroding the worlds best farm lands sooner than we think, we could be suffering from a famine of our own making.  

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
5 years ago
3 Easy Ways To Prevent Weeds In Your Garden

Weeds is the five letter word that crossed the lips of many gardeners as they peered out over what was a beautiful garden.  Chaos has come to the order you instilled into to this plot of ground because you didn't take the appropriate preventive measure before you planted you now have many hours of hot sweaty weeding to do.  The key to effective, cheep and easy weed control is timing and just a little bit of imagination.  Read on to find out more about 3 Easy Ways To Prevent Weeds In Your Garden. 

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