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There are many options edging your lawn

You have many options edging your lawn.  Modern home owners have a number of choices when it comes to edging your yard.

From edging with an edger to concrete curbing to 6″ metal edging to laying a 45 degree angle, there are many ways to edge your lawn.

There are many options edging your lawn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every one knows about concrete curbing.  It […]

Why designers and architects have to choose woods responsibly

Why designers and architects have to choose woods responsibly.

Designers and architects are the stewards of the forests.  They decide whether to use a particular wood based on its sustainability, the hardness and the cosmetic appearance.

 

 

 

 

As a species bent on destruction to further our human causes we can obliterate a forest quickly.

As designers and architects we have a responsibility to […]

The interesting world of alligators

The interesting world of alligators.  They have seventy four to eighty teeth.

When they loose teeth new ones quickly replace the old ones.  An alligator can go through three thousand teeth in a lifetime.

They resemble pre-historic creatures in that they have armored-like bodies with a strong muscular tail.

 

 

 

 

 

In fact alligators are among the last living reptiles that were related to dinosaurs.  […]

The fascinating world of dragonflies

The fascinating world of dragonflies.  They possess many interesting characteristics.

Dragonflies Are

Ferocious predators
Catch their prey in the air
Have six legs but they can’t walk
Were one of the first insects
Have four wings
And can move each wing independently

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bullfrogs are the dragonflies sole predator.

This is the one creature that they avoid at all costs!

The fascinating world of […]

Why leaves have such different shapes

Why leaves have such different shapes.  The widely different leaf sizes is a factor of how much water is available and for the plant to not over heat.

But there is a third factor that controls the leaf size is the apparent fear of freezing.  Experts studying leaf sizes all over the world have noticed that leaf size is limited […]

Praying mantis have many looks and characteristics

Praying mantis have many looks and characteristics.

They have an ear between its legs!  Actually their ear is on their abdomen.  They cannot hear well buy can sense the high pitched tones of a bat.

Praying mantis can pick up the vibrations of bats and sense when they are getting close!

Praying mantis have many different looks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As one of the largest insects […]

How to achieve a cooler, greener and calmer office space

How to achieve a cooler, greener and calmer office space.  Changing a few simple things you too can have a better, more relaxing  work environment.

By changing your lighting to CFLs, LEDs or HALOGEN you can achieve a greener office space.   If you don’t have adequate windows be sure to choose lighting that is easy on your eyes and […]

Use solar lighting to enhance your garden

Use solar lighting to enhance your garden.  Done correctly solar lighting can be every bit as good as regular lighting.

The secret is in the equipment and how the lights are laid out.

Use solar lighting to turn your garden into a wonderland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Having an amazing outdoors is just as important as having  stunning indoors.  First impressions last forever so the landscape […]

Coreopsis lanceolota is one tough and beautiful perennial

Coreopsis lanceolota is one tough and beautiful perennial.  Here we see it growing on a roof top!

Coreopsis lanceolata Is

A fast grower
Suitable for naturalized areas
A proficient self seeder
Attracts wildlife & is a pollinator species
Is attractive during the growing season

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coreopsis lanceolata prefers four to six hours of sun.  It is commonly found on poor, dry and […]

How do green roof layers manage storm water?

How do green roof layers manage storm water?

Through a layered system green roof layers manage storm water very efficiently.

Green Roof Layers

Have vegetation
Have growing media
Water retention layers
Have green roof drainage layers

 

 

 

 

 

A vibrant vegetation layer of a green roof.  The vegetation of a green roof has to be very drought tolerant and growing in well drained soil.

The […]

Do you know how to harvest vegetables the correct way?

Do you know how to harvest vegetables the correct way?  Many vegetable gardeners assume they know the correct way to harvest, but many do not!

Cutting lettuce or kale the correct way will yield many weeks of fresh produce.  Doing it the wrong way will set you back several weeks.

Do you know how to harvest vegetables the correct way?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knowing the […]