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Beat Spring Allergies with Bacteria

It may sound odd that bacteria can actually reduce allergy symptoms.  But, certain bacteria can reduce inflammation in the body, improve nutrient absorption, and reduce nasal and sinus symptoms linked…


Options for a Waterless Lawn

By Jordan Laio, When it comes to manicured lawns, the green choice is always to go without unless the lawn is functional and practical for, say, a play area for kids. Otherwise, …


Why Do Cats Eat Grass?

By Kathy Blumenstock, Animal Planet How often have you seen your cat happily chewing on blades of fresh green grass, and wondered why? You dish up the choicest cat food and offer gourmet treats…


5 Quick Tips for Spring Lawn Care

Even if the weather in your area is still a bit chilly, it's time to start thinking about giving your lawn a little TLC. "Spring lawns require extra care following chilly winter temperatures and do…


Groundcover Plants: 7 Alternatives to Grass

by Steve Graham, Networx A neighborhood full of Kentucky Blue grass lawns is also a neighborhood full of sprinklers, mowers, fertilizers and weeds. Here are some of the many alternative ground …


The Dangers of Schoolyards

Recess: the highlight of most kids' school day.  Few things capture the heart of the elementary school years as the riotous sounds of schoolchildren running around the playground - the yelps, the laug…


Get Off Your Grass and Create an Edible Lawn

Americans currently spend more than 30 billion dollars, millions of gallons of gasoline, and countless hours to maintain the dream of the well-kept lawn. An estimated 67 million pounds of herbicides, …


Dogs Eating Grass

One of my family dogs likes to sneak in a few chomps of grass every now and then, and I was never sure why. More importantly, perhaps, I always wondered if it was OK. I figured that his dog instinct w…


Turf Wars: Part 3

If you have been reading this blog regularly over the last few months, you might come to the conclusion that I have an unhealthy obsession and aversion to grass (turf grass, that is). In the past, I h…

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Keeping Off the Grass-like Turf

Yes, I realize that my last posting was on a similar topic: Replacing the front lawn. So, I thought it most appropriate to follow up with a cautionary tale on the road to a suitable lawn alternative w…

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To adorable. Glad Milkshake is well taken care of and has a bunch of 2 legged and 4 legged friends.

Yep...ginger is awesome... Thanks

A pretty good list, although I have to say I already do most this stuff.

Thanks for sharing this great info!