Its Alive! THE INVISIBLE GARDENER

By Andy Lopez Well, did you know that Fungi (Mycelium to be specific) is the world’s largest living organism? It’s been said that Mycelium is Mother Nature’s Internet. The Mycelial network is identical to the human brain. It is not also a coincidence that the internet is also identical to this collective fungi consciousness. What…

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UNDER-PAW PLANTINGS

Replace the lawn with a ground- cover that needs little water and stands up to busy canine feet. By Johanna Silver WHEN YOU swap out a lawn for unthirsty plantings, don’t forget your four-legged friends: They’ll still need a place to fetch or sprawl comfortably in the warm sunshine. In the lawn’s place, try Kurapia…

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Want to beat the drought and upgrade your property’s landscape?

Artificial turf is definitely NOT the answer. Here are just some of the problems with plastic grass:   WASTE. If you are replacing your lawn then for every acre of artificial turf installed you will remove about 87 tons of existing grass and topsoil which will then need to get hauled to a landfill or…

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KURAPIA

The entire world is tussling with global warming and drought related problems. Unless effective measures are taken to reduce water use and carbon footprints, the Planet Earth will soon turnout to be uninhabitable. KURAPIA is a Japanese patented innovative groundcover derived from the Native lippia nodiflora (a close cousin to the U.S. varietal). KURAPIA requires…

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HOW TO SEED YOUR LAWN

PREPARE SEED BED Rake out dead thatch material leaving behind stubble that will not prevent seed to soil contact Use rake to break up black algae deposit on soil APPLY PRE-PLANT STARTER FERTILIZER Apply BEST 15-15-15 Fertilizer Application Rate: 7# per 1,000 sq. ft. – Apply directly under seed as a pre-plant starter fertilizer SEED…

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Why are Lawns Important – Benefits of Lawns Often Overlooked

As a society we tend to take the benefits of grass for granted, says James B Beard Ph.D., one of America’s leading turf experts and the chief scientist at the International Sports Turf Institute. Aesthetically, lawns enhance the quality of life, contribute to social harmony and community pride, increase property values and compliment other landscape…

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