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Read article: Exploring the Pros and Cons of Synthetic and Natural Athletic Turf
Exploring the Pros and Cons of Synthetic and Natural Athletic Turf
I should not be writing this. The voice in my head says to keep my mouth shut. Yet, the other voice says, maybe someone will find this information...
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Read article: Exploring A.I.’s Role in Gardening Advice
Exploring A.I.’s Role in Gardening Advice
You may be wondering, “What does artificial intelligence (A.I.) have to do with gardening?” Let’s say you have a gardening question. Before the...
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Read article: Fall leaves, clean streams: Leaf management impacts water quality
Fall leaves, clean streams: Leaf management impacts water quality
Episode 57 discusses an often-overlooked aspect of maintaining water quality – the impact of fall leaf management. In this episode,...
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Read article: Urban homestead makes yard useful: Interview with Useful Yard Company
Urban homestead makes yard useful: Interview with Useful Yard Company
Homesteading provides a unique life path, and it is growing in popularity. The lifestyle focuses on self-sufficiency and natural settings, from...

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Invasive and Nuisance Plants Workshop Offered in Freeport
FREEPORT, Ill-----Fall can be a suitable time to address some landscape plant issues. Woody plants and other perennials can best be managed during the fall. If you have noticed some plant types are taking over your landscape, this is the time to exercise some control for a better next year,...
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Go green with eco-friendly lawn care
URBANA, Ill. — Residential lawns consume over 2.5 billion gallons of water a year. This makes taking a natural approach to lawn care appealing for homeowners. Also, almost 3 million tons of fertilizer are applied to residential lawns every year, and homeowners typically use three times more...