In the summer of 2007, humanity reached a milestone. For the first time in human history, more people were living in cities than in rural areas. Those people need food, clean water […]
How do plant partnerships help sustainability?
We are all familiar with human partnerships of many kinds, both mundane and fictional. In the mundane category is your typical carpool. In the fictional category are superheroes working together to save […]
What are the factors that determine seed germination?
When you buy your packet of squash seeds each spring, you plant them in the ground, and expect plants to sprout! It seems like an easy process, but there’s a lot of […]
How do they make those crazy designs on Major League Baseball outfields?
As you tune into the World Series, you may see some interesting designs in the baseball outfield. Or, perhaps you have seen the dark and light pattern of turfgrass on football fields […]
What’s the difference between hay and straw?
There are a lot of fun sayings out there that involve the word “hay”. “We better make hay while the sun shines.” “It is time to hit the hay,” and so on. […]
How can I use natural materials to build soil fertility in my garden?
Not much beats the taste and nutrition of fresh vegetables that travel from your garden to your kitchen! Or the fragrance of fresh cut flowers that go straight to your vase. What […]
Keeping your lawn healthy benefits you as well
You can find me at your workplace/school, home, or local park. I support you at outdoor sports games. I am with you when you take your dog for a walk or when […]
What should I consider before using fertilizers and pesticides at home?
Walking through the aisles of any home improvement or garden store, there is a seemingly endless array of products for your lawn and garden. Before making your selection though, there are few […]
How do they make the grass on golf courses so smooth?
If you are an avid golfer, or perhaps an arm-chair golfer watching the Masters or other important golf tournament, you might wonder how greenskeepers get the golf course so smooth. Turfgrass takes […]
Why are weeds so competitive with my plants?
Every summer I battle an enemy that can come back from the dead and there seems to be more of them every time I turn around! That’s right, I’m talking about zombies […]