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Gardening to Distraction: Possums, Opossums, Oh!

If I could still dress up for Halloween, I have just the costume — 50 tiny sharp teeth, a rat-like tail, a pouch with moving parts, hissing and slobbering when’s a small wonder no one has thought of making a movie about the opossum that terrorized New York!

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STAFF from a Redditch manufacturing firm have helped revamp a home for the disabled. Workers from Alcoa Fastening Systems in Park Farm, visited Leonard Cheshire Disability Saltways in Webheath to renovate their communal patio area.

Lawn Landscaping Services for Small Businesses Now Offered TLC Total Lawn Care

Lawn landscaping services are now offered to small businesses using the TLC Total Lawn Care company at . (PRWeb October 31, 2014) Read the full story at

California American Water Reminds Customers to Turn Down Their Sprinklers When They Turn Back Their Clocks

As the end of daylight savings coincides with the start of the rainy season and the continued severe drought, California American Water recommends that customers reduce or eliminate outdoor irrigation especially during this winter season.

California American Water Reminds Customers to Turn Down Their Sprinklers When They Turn Back Their Clocks

As the end of daylight savings coincides with the start of the rainy season and the continued severe drought, California American Water recommends that customers reduce or eliminate outdoor irrigation especially during this winter season.

Business owner in Mount Laurel arrested for filing false claim

MOUNT HOLLY—A Mount Laurel man who owns a landscaping company was arrested Oct. 15 for falsely claiming his equipment was stolen and collecting the insurance money, authorities said.

Jackie French: Growing vegetables to save money

Grow what you love to eat and improve your budget, writes Jackie French.

Shopping at Bunnings distracts from the real outdoor tasks

When it comes to gardening, Monica Dux has a deadly record.

Gardening tips for growing jacaranda

The sight of jacarandas' giant skirts forming a cotillion of purple around the harbour never fails to lift your spirits.

Hard freeze coming

Pick any fruits and vegetables left in the garden or yard, as a hard freeze that is expected tonight will put an end to the growing season.

Take time to adjust irrigation clock

The end of daylight saving time on Sunday is a great reminder to reset the clocks on irrigation systems, adjust watering times and replace the timer batteries.

Alternative Food Sources Studied to Lure Deer Away From Yards, Landscaping

For the past few weeks, a task force charged with figuring out how to address a growing deer herd in Pinehurst has focused on hunting to reduce the nuisance.

Tom Karwin, On Gardening: How to create a low-maintenance garden

There are two ways to achieve a low-maintenance landscape. In the anti-gardening approach, the garden owner covers the soil with an inorganic material.

10 gardening jobs to do before October ends

Here are 10 gardening jobs to get done before October finishes to keep your garden looking great!

Scotts’ new subsidiary Hawthorne focuses on urban, indoor gardening

Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. is launching a subsidiary that will focus on the emerging areas of indoor and urban gardening. Hawthorne Gardening Co., based in New York, will offer brands such as Whitney Farms, a regional line of organic lawn and garden products, and AeroGarden, a soil-free indoor garden made by AeroGrow International.

How to repair cracked concrete steps

A crack grows at the bottom of an Alexandria reader?s concrete steps. Here?s who can fix it.

'Real life' scenarios focus of Ruataniwha meeting

IrrigationNZ says ‘real life’ scenarios presented by farmers with experience of irrigation is the focus of Tuesday’s ‘It’s Now or Never’ Ruataniwha meeting, rather than theoretical economic models. IrrigationNZ CEO Andrew Curtis was responding to criticism from Wellington economist Peter Fraser who asked to present his economic views on the Ruataniwha Water Storage Project, but was turned down ...

Mindanao Newsbits for October 30, 2014

IRRIGATION PROJECTButuan City – Farmers from remote areas are seen to increase their rice production with the newly constructed P8.8-million irrigation project in Adlay, Carrascal, Surigao del Sur. The farmers are agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARB’s) of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), who are members of the Adlay Integrated System Farmers’ Cooperative (ADISFAMCO). “These farmer ...

US Lawn & Garden Consumables Market

Demand for packaged lawn and garden consumables in the US is forecast to rise 3.7 percent annually to $9.5 billion in2018. Growth will be boosted by continued recovery in new home construction. Participation rates in do-it-yourself (DIY)gardening and lawn maintenance activitie sare also expected to rise marginally, following a decade of steady declines. Outside of the residential market, gains ...

Research and Markets: EU: Frozen Vegetables - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2020

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "EU: Frozen Vegetables - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast t

The Secret Gardens Of Syria's Refugee Camps

The tales from Syria's refugee camps are mostly of horror, poverty, trauma and distress. But in Jordan's Za’atari camp, there are some green shoots of hope. Save the Children is providing some of the camp's 80,000 refugees with gardening and landscaping lessons, teaching children in Za’atari as a form of informal education and psychosocial support. “Gardening allowed them to make something with ...

Volunteers clean up Drexel Hill Middle School

DREXEL HILL - If you drive by Drexel Hill Middle School, check out the landscaping. Students, faculty, and parents gave up their Saturday to give a face-lift outside and in the building.

Disease-fighting foods

When it comes to taking care of your health, prevention is key. This means going to regularly scheduled doctor and dental appointments, but it also means getting plenty of exercise, fruits, and vegetables.

‘Plenty More’ from Yotam Ottolenghi, an omnivore who values vegetables

Squash with chili yogurt and cilantro sauce is a recipe from “Plenty More,” a new cookbook from Yotam Ottolenghi, an omnivore who values vegetables. “Plenty More” is a new cookbook from Yotam Ottolenghi, an omnivore who values vegetables.

California Drought Creates Demand for Do-It-Yourself Irrigation Systems and Solutions

Switch2Drip Guide helps homeowners save 20-50% of their landscape water use by converting from sprinklers to drip irrigation. It's not necessary to hire a contractor to use less water and Water Wise Now is committed to showing homeowners how to do this, helping them at each step along the way, including complimentary phone support for customers. (PRWeb October 29, 2014) Read the full story at ...

Details released on Ruataniwha 'now or never' event

Federated Farmers and Irrigation NZ have released more details about the free "Ruataniwha - it’s Now or Never" event, taking place from 7pm next Tuesday (4 November), at the Waipawa/Central Hawke’s Bay Municipal Theatre. "It is definitely not going to be a theoretical discussion about economic models, but real world examples of farmers and schemes with costs similar to what the Ruataniwha Water ...

Related Sector

Chile is reviewing farmers' irrigation subsidy demands for 2015 before filing a timetable of tenders to apply for public funding to improve efficiency in the sector.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Announces Formation of The Hawthorne Gardening Company

New York-based business unit focuses on indoor and urban gardening

New Study Reinforces The Nutritional Benefits Of Frozen Fruits & Vegetables

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 90 percent of Americans fail to consume the recommended amounts of vegetables and nearly 80 percent fail to meet dietary recommendations for fruit. The Frozen Food Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering scientific research, public awareness and education regarding the nutritional value of frozen foods, partnered with the ...

Delayed by typhoon, irrigation dam in Davao Oriental is finally completed

CATEEL, Davao Oriental-- Local officials are optimistic of a stable rice supply for the province following the completion of a P289-million irrigation dam here.   Touted as one of Mindanao's biggest, the dam will irrigate about 1,600 hectares of rice lands in this town, one of the hardest-hit when Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) ravaged Southern Mindanao in December 2012.   Gov. Corazon Malanyaon said in ...

Brisbane Landscaper Improves Backyards

Many people think of landscaping as a strictly garden venture; however, this is not true. Landscaping principles can be applied to the entire yard for a more attractive and appealing appearance.

One last chance to enjoy a patio

MILWAUKEE - Monday might be the last day of the year to enjoy a favorite nice-weather pastime: a meal or beverage on a patio.

App Irrigation

The Iro from Rachio is a $250 box you install to control your home's sprinkler system. You can set up and tweak complex lawn irrigation schemes via a mobile app that runs on your phone. The post App Irrigation appeared first on WIRED .

Indian micro irrigation system market dominated by Jain Irrigation Systems, boosted by US app, Rainmaker

Drip irrigation systems are a major contributor to the micro irrigation market in India, dominated by Jain Irrigation Systems. Drip irrigation systems help farmers distribute water evenly to crop roots.......

“Ugly” fruit and vegetables to see UK supermarket shelves

Leading French retailers have been promoting the sale of "ugly", "misshapen", "deformed" fruit and vegetables in order to contribute to government efforts to reduce the.......

New landscaping to be revealed today at West Palm Beach’s Gaines Park

New landscaping will be unveiled from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at West Palm Beach’s Gaines Park, in the 1500 block of Australian Avenue.

Time to cut back on watering landscape

Q: How often am I supposed to be watering my landscaping this time of year? – T.O., Albuquerque

NE Ohio residents report bad landscaping jobs

Residents in four northeast Ohio communities report unfinished landscaping jobs to the Ohio Attorney General's office.

Window Expo Prepares for the Holidays

Extend the season in the patio room with the help of Window Expo. (PRWeb October 24, 2014) Read the full story at

Guerrilla gardening in the UK is a sign of failure

Guerrilla gardening may be in the media spotlight, but its secretive, maverick mentality is a self-centered response to urban problems. We can set our sights much higher, argues Martin Allen Its always surprised me how quickly guerrilla gardening has become so readily accepted in the nations newspapers and magazines as an exciting thing to do. The media love it; growing things without permission ...

Halifax council does away with increased insurance for patios, season gets extended

Just three people showed up for the public hearing on HRM’s proposed patio bylaw, but they succeeded in getting their top complaint addressed. The three speakers each started their comments to council Tuesday evening with a request to eliminate the … Continue Reading

Ten fruits and vegetables you’re storing wrong

Fruits and veg don?t belong in the same drawer; follow these tips to cut down on waste and prolong shelf life.

Celebrate the Pre-Grand Opening of Villaggio Reserve Patio Villas on Nov. 1

Villaggio Reserve introduces the next phase of development with the Pre-Grand Opening of the Patio Villas. (PRWeb October 20, 2014) Read the full story at

System Pavers Donates Paving Stone Patio to Local Garden

The Elk Grove Community Garden and Learning Center has rooted themselves in service for the local suburban neighborhood of Hampton Village and beyond. For over a decade, generous groups of volunteers have ...

Canned Fruits And Vegetables Tied To Better Nutrition For America's Kids

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Canned fruits and vegetables play a role in improving children's overall diet quality according to new research revealed at two leading nutrition conferences this week, the American College of Nutrition (ACN) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (AND FNCE®). The study found that children who ate canned ...

Your Friday Faves: Houston's Top 10 Patios

Now that we have perfect patio weather, here are some of ABC-13 viewers' favorite outdoor dining spots!

Patio home developers get a break with city council

Developers of new patio homes on the corner of Niluht and Alder won’t have to underground power lines despite it being a requirement of the city.

Vegetables: Are they the new bacon? José Andrés and other chefs think so.

Jos Andrs announces plans for a vegetable-focused fast-casual chain.

Horseshoe casino set to unveil outdoor patio

The Horseshoe Casino is set to expand outside.

UPLB develops edible landscaping

The University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB) has developed a starter kit on “edible” landscaping to help health buffs who wish to have a healthy lifestyle through beautiful gardens planted with nutritious food crops. Believing that no Filipino should be left hungry, UPLB started the concept of having an artistic style in growing edible plants through edible landscaping. In 2009, the team ...
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