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Small Engine Mowers Are Forced to Go Green

In early September 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) passed new regulations that will cause small engine makers like Briggs and Stratton to rethink how they make and market their engines. The design of new laws that seek to reduce small engine emissions by 35% is to ensure a smaller carbon footprint and save Americans money, but it will cost them initially. This is justified by the promise of a savings of 190 million gallons of gasoline each year once all small engines are converted to emissi...

 


Interested in Organic Gardening? Consider These 10 Tips

Imagine providing your family with food that you know is healthy, because you grew it yourself without the help of chemicals. With organic gardening this is possible. Organic gardening involves using natural pest control and fertilizers to grow flowers, vegetables, and fruits, rather than commercially produced and environmentally hazardous pesticides and fertilizers. If you are interested in organic gardening, consider these ten tips.Tip 1 - Use Natural Pest ControlYour garden is going to have pests. Once y...

 


How to Hire a Landscaper: Tips for Hiring a Landscaping Contractor

Hiring a professional, licensed landscaper is the safest method for hiring landscapers. Taking time to hire a reputable landscaping contractor can ensure that you get professional, high-quality work for a fair price. The type of landscaping contractor you hire will depend upon the type of services you need. Types of Landscaping Contractors1. General Landscapers - They provide routine landscaping maintenance, including mowing, fall and spring yard clean up and light gardening. Some general landscapers provid...

 


Paper Lanterns Are Another Outdoor Lighting Option

Most people like to show off their backyards to their friends and neighbors. They will pour hundreds, if not thousands of dollars into their landscaping but at the end of the day, they realize that they will only be able to have their friends over during the daylight hours. So they look into buying outdoor lighting to illuminate their landscapes. One way of illuminating their landscapes is for them to buy and use outdoor candle lanterns. Outdoor candle lanterns serve a dual purpose for any landscape. They s...

 


Simple Lawn Care Tips

Caring for your lawn does not have to be difficult. Through careful watering, feeding, and trimming, you can keep your lawn in tip-top shape. PROPER WATERINGAs with any plant, if you forget to water your lawn, it will wane. A healthy lawn should receive about an inch of water per week, depending on the average temperature of your climate. This amount of water weekly will encourage the grass roots to dig deeper and grow stronger. It is best to water your lawn in the twilight of early morning. If you wat...

 


The Birth Of Roses

The history of roses is very long and colorful. Over the years they have been symbols of love, beauty, war and politics. Fossils have been found, which indicate the rose has been around for approximately 35 million years. There are about 150 species of roses spread throughout the Northern Hemisphere, from Alaska to South Africa. 5,000 years ago garden cultivation of the rose began, which probably was in China. Roses were widely grown in the Middle East during the Roman period. Roses had several uses over th...

 




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