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Gardening tips for September/October from Jason Harker

Professional gardener Jason Harker, owner of JHPS-Gardens Ltd, covering North Staffordshire and South Cheshire, offers his tips WHAT a mild Autumn we are having. With the weather being so warm for this time of the year, there's still lots to do in the garden. This is a brilliant time to make compost and organic matter. Composting is a cheap and natural process which creates nutritious food for ...

Chelsea autumn gardening lecture will feature nature-friendly techniques for gardens, farms of all sizes

Nathan Ayers, sustainability expert and founder of Michigan-based Chiwara Permaculture Research and ducation L3C, will showcase perennial agriculture techniques at the Chelsea Area Garden Club’s autumn gardening lecture 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 9 in the McKune Room, Chelsea District Library, 221 S. Main St. The public is invited.

HOPEWELL: Recreation Soccer Round-UP

Jack’s Nursery & Landscaping took a 2-0 decision over Soccer Post & Tennis Net as goalie Katy Gray made several outstanding saves for the shutout. Lucy Webster and Lilla Antal had the Jack’s goals, while the defensive corps of Luca Antal, Kirsten Southall and Natalie Kasprzyk were able to hold-off a late push from Soccer Post & Tennis Net.

Deckchair gardening 101

Last Saturday was a lovely day in Heart’s Content. However, we didn’t get there until well after three and by then I was too tired to tackle much so I did what any self-respecting gin and tonic gardener would do; settled back and deckchair gardened. That’s like armchair gardening except you’re ...

At Dujiangyan, the ancient and modern meet where a river diverges

It is easy to mistake the Dujiangyan irrigation system, with its panda mascots dancing at the palatial entrance, for a theme park instead of what it really is: the ancient heart of Sichuan province.

Abolish Irrigation Service fees collected from farmers (Congress of the Philippines)

(Source: Congress of the Philippines) Abolish Irrigation Service fees collected from farmers Total views: 25  20 September 2014 10:54:53 AM Writer: Dionisio P. Tubianosa, Media Relations Service-PRIB  Send Feedback Party-list lawmakers have found a practical and reasonable way to unburden the nation's lowly-farmers from paying irrigation service fees, and help- avert food crisis. Hon. Anthony M ...

Glass patio table explodes in East TN man's yard

An East Tennessee man's glass patio table shattered without anything touching it, and his home security camera caught it all on tape.                

Nod for probe against Ajit Pawar, Tatkare in Maharashtra irrigation scam

ACB will look into the NCP leaders’ role, if any, in irregularities

Homework: Penn State Master Gardeners to teach frugal gardening basics

Frugal gardening workshop set Penn State Master Gardeners will have a workshop on frugal gardening Sept. 25 at the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Preservation Resource ...

HOAs can't ban drought-resistant landscaping

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to prohibit homeowners associations from banning drought-resistant landscaping to save water.

Eighty3 Adds Sidewalk Patio

The Downtown Memphis restaurant eighty3 has added a sidewalk patio. The 30-seat al fresco addition to eighty3 is open to the public year-round, and it...

This fork can make your vegetables taste like chocolate

Getting some kids to eat their vegetables is often a challenge. And we'll admit the same can be said for some adults. Maybe it would help if the next time you brought a forkful of broccoli to your lips, it tasted like chocolate.

Burslem school wins gardening contest a year after tools were stolen

YOUNGSTERS are celebrating after their school won a council-run gardening competition – just a year after thieves stole all their equipment. Children at St Nathaniels Academy, in Burslem, were distraught after they discovered their tools had been taken from a shed. But they have now bounced back to take first place in Stoke-on-Trent City Council's Pride In Our City gardening contest. Bob Bennett ...

Environmental Nutrition: Prepare fruits and vegetables wisely to preserve nutrients

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“What Water Features Best Suit Your Yard?” B&D Rockeries Answers This Question in New Article

B&D Rockeries provides information on landscaping with water features in their latest article. (PRWeb September 19, 2014) Read the full story at

'Inflation? Stop wasting vegetables to beat it'

According to a study by Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology, Punjab, every year, 18 per cent of fruits and vegetables worth Rs 44,000 crore (Rs 440 billion) are wasted.

Irrigation event 'needs more farmer support'

Despite registrations having doubled on this time last year, farmer-irrigators have been slow-off-the -mark to register for the ‘Great Irrigation Challenge’ in Ashburton on 2nd/3rd October. Less than ten days out, IrrigationNZ CEO Andrew Curtis says the majority of early registrations have come from irrigation service companies, agribusiness and rural consultants wanting to improve irrigation ...

Amid Drought, Gov. Brown Bars HOAs From Requiring Luscious Landscaping

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to prohibit homeowners associations from banning drought-resistant landscaping to save water.

HOAs barred from requiring luscious landscaping

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to prohibit homeowners associations from banning drought-resistant landscaping to save water.

'Brown is beautiful' landscaping bill signed by governor

Two bills signed Thursday protect residents who want to replace or reduce watering lawns

Cancer fighting foods

Cruciferous vegetables All plant foods — grains, fruits, and vegetables — contain small amounts of phytonutrients: naturally occurring chemical compounds that are just as important as vitamins and minerals are for maintaining health. There are thousands of known phytonutrients, many of which have demonstrated the potential to protect us against cancer. Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli ...

New patio and landscaping transform urban backyard

When a couple bought a 1920s Tudor-style home, the backyard was filled with roses, dahlias and other amazing flowers. The downside for them was the time and attention demanded by this type of flower garden. Not avid gardeners themselves, they preferred low-maintenance grasses and shrubs, with maybe a deck. Here's how a professional landscaper helped them create a backyard they love.

New patio and landscaping transform urban backyard

When a couple bought a 1920s Tudor-style home, the backyard was filled with roses, dahlias and other amazing flowers. The downside for them was the time and attention demanded by this type of flower garden. Not avid gardeners themselves, they preferred low-maintenance grasses and shrubs, with maybe a deck. Here's how a professional landscaper helped them create a backyard they love.

Police: Man decapitated in landscaping accident

Chandler police have confirmed a man was killed after becoming caught in a wood chipper near Interstate 10 and Ray Road.

One-stop irrigation know-how shop

A pilot project on 14 farms in Canterbury and North Otago has shown there is considerable scope to improve the efficiency of energy used in on-farm irrigation systems. read more

Kids eat better if their parents went to college

Children of college-educated parents eat more vegetables and drink less sugar, according to a new study. But it's still not enough, the study goes on to say, as all kids are falling short when it comes to eating healthier at school. The research suggests a parent's educational attainment, an indicator of socioeconomic status, may inform a child's diet.

AP irrigation dept. for improving water resources, greenery

Minister for Major Irrigation Devineni Umamaheswara Rao has said that an integrated approach would be adopted for development of water resources, greenery and livelihoods. Talking to repo...

Senior meals - Thu, 18 Sep 2014 PST

For the week of Sept. 22-26. Monday – Option 1: Spanish rice casserole, roll, steamed vegetables, fruit. Option 2: Chef salad, steamed vegetables, fruit.

Patio Suites Offered For Ragin' Cajuns Home Games

LAFAYETTE - As part of the recent upgrades to Cajun Field for the 2014 football season, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Athletics Department is offering two outdoor Patio Suites that can be rented out to large groups and corporations on a game-by-game basis. The Patio Suites, located on the southwest side of Cajun Field, provide exclusive access to group members and will serve as a great way to move ...

LivCor Taps Banyan Water to Reduce Irrigation Water Usage by 50% on 12 Texas Multi-Family Properties

LivCor, LLC, a portfolio company of global asset manager Blackstone, recently engaged Austin-based smart water management company, Banyan Water to deploy Banyan’s Smart Irrigation

Research and Markets: Analysis Of The Fruits And Vegetables Sector In GCC Countries: With The Production, Consumption ...

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Analysis Of The Fruits And Vegetables Sector In GCC Coun

Church volunteers finish Big Bend landscaping project in two days

MOSES LAKE - A landscaping project at Big Bend Community College was completed in two days thanks to hundreds of volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Moses Lake.

China Reduces Wheat Irrigation as Farming Depletes Groundwater

China is reducing crop irrigation in regions with water shortages as the world’s biggest grain consumer seeks to ease pressure on declining aquifers.

Gardening | Autumn signals time for garden cleanup

Our gardening activities have slowed substantially as the days become shorter and the weather cools during the fall and early winter. However, a stroll through our landscape shows the work has not ended.

5 Eco-Friendly Gardening Tools That Will Help Save the Planet—and Save You Money

As activities go, gardening sounds about as green as you can get, right? Well, no, not if you're using anything more than old-fashioned hand tools to do it.

Silver Heights Restaurant wins appeal to keep contentious patio

The owners of the Silver Heights Restaurant in Winnipeg are celebrating a city decision that allows them to keep their patio open — for now. The decision is temporary, as the patio has a one-year conditional permit with a number of restrictions in place. "We have people that are closer than the opposition, that don't have a problem with our patio."

Future of Silver Heights Restaurant patio to be decided at city hall

The future of the patio at the Silver Heights Restaurant, which residents say has created a lot of noise and traffic headaches over the past nine years, is set to be decided at Winnipeg city hall today. People living near the restaurant in St. James say they've had to put up with noise, traffic and parking problems since the patio opened in 2005. "It's not just once in a while," said Brian Luff ...

Extra Vegetables, a Leading Developer for the Custom Install Channel, Joins Control4's Expanding Development Team

Control4 , a leader in residential and commercial automation systems, announced today that its wholly-owned U.K. subsidiary has acquired UK-based Extra Vegetables Ltd., a privately held company.

Strictly Doors and Gates Now Offers Patio Covers in Las Vegas at Reasonable Prices

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- via PRWEB - As a leading provider of high-end quality doors and gates, Strictly Doors and Gates now offers patio covers in Las Vegas at reasonable prices. The company has expertise in ...

Jane Says: Summer Lasts Longer When You Freeze Vegetables

“What’s the best way to go about freezing vegetables from my garden?” Part of the appeal—for me, at any rate—is that you can do it in small quantities, as vegetables ripen to peak perfection. For preserving optimum flavor and texture, preventing moisture loss in frozen foods is key.

Landscaping and Hardscaping Projects Can Bring Homeowners an ROI of Up to 150 Percent, According to New Study

'New mantra is location, location, landscape,' says one realtor

Great Day Improvements, Parent Company of Patio Enclosures® Brand Sunrooms and Stanek™ Brand Vinyl Windows, Named to ...

Parent company of Patio Enclosures and Stanek Windows has earned a national ranking of #15 on Qualified Remodeler's Top 500 List for 2014. (PRWeb September 10, 2014) Read the full story at

Urban gardening made easy with Bulbo

Urban small-scale gardening is turning out to be one of the biggest trends of the last few years, and now a new design-led vegetable growing system is making the process even easier. "Bulbo" is an LED-powered lighting system which encourages the process of photosynthesis for vegetables, herbs and flowers. The Italian start-up has created a series of innovative solutions to indoor gardening ...

Patio ponds

When Ann and Glen Gage downsized from their expansive home and garden in Switzerland to a San Francisco town house, one of the things they missed most was the koi pond they’d built and tended for years. It was brimming with elegant plants, fish and its own ecosystem.

Netafim To Reveal Expanded Portfolio of Drip Irrigation Solutions That Meet The Diverse Needs of Today’s Farmer

Leveraging five decades of innovation and expertise focused on providing growers with the tools and technology needed to maximize yield potential, reduce operating costs and increa

This Innovative Gardening Site Can Teach a Novice to Grow Anything

“Ultimately we hope for OpenFarm to become the go-to place for all farming and gardening knowledge,” says OpenFarm’s California-based founder, Rory Aronson. “No matter where you are in the world, what you are trying to grow, what your preferred practices and environmental conditions are, the OpenFarm community will be able to help."

Research and Markets: India Micro Irrigation System Market Outlook to 2018 - Increasing Government Support and Farmer ...

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "India Micro Irrigation System Market Outlook to 2018 - Incre

Research and Markets: Canned Vegetables and Mushrooms Market in Spain: Business Report 2014

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Canned Vegetables and Mushrooms Market in Spain: Busin

Outdoor Boozing: Snazzy, spiffy newly-renovated patio alert: Booze...

Snazzy, spiffy newly-renovated patio alert: Booze whisperer Elizabeth Pierce reports that Winston's Pub (531 Old Metairie Rd.) is great for outdoor imbibing these days, and there's plans "to add horseshoe pits in the fall along with a big screen TV...

As Gardening Blooms, Banks Are Out to Reap Outrageous Profits

Americans are buying more soil, fertilizer, crape myrtle shrubs, pansies and other gardening supplies than ever. And thanks to their banks and the credit card companies, they’re pa
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