Stop Grubs Now From Taking Your Lawn

Now is the time to apply your grub control product on your lawn. In the past I have forgotten to apply grub control and dearly paid the price. Now, I always put it on my calendar to put an application down before the 4th of July. If you are trying to decide if you should

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Dealing with Mushrooms in your Lawn

This past Memorial Day Weekend was an absolute wet one. In the Omaha area we received 3+ inches of rain between Friday and Monday. As a result, an onslaught of mushrooms has appeared. I am really not that annoyed by these little fungi. In fact, the presence of mushrooms indicates a few things about the

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New FDA Regulations for Sunscreen

The FDA has come out with new regulations with respect to sun screen. When I first saw this video, I wasn’t aware of new FDA regulations with respect to sunscreen. Each year I learn a little more about how the exposure to the sun can be beneficial, (Vitamin D) and harmful with respect to skin

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How I achieved a stronger thicker lawn this spring

This year has been the best year for my lawn. It is still a bit early, but I wanted to share some of the things I did this spring to insure a nice, thick lawn. March Lawn Activity Laid sod down on former garden area 20′ x 20′ Mowed entire lawn on March 16, 2013

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Take Precautions when swimming this summer

A study from the Center For Disease Control found that 58% of the pools in the United States had a presence of e.Coli in their pool water. Make sure you take precautions with your children when it comes to going to the local public pool and dealing with the issue of bacteria this summer. Make

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Bath Towels and Bacteria

There has been a recent movement in our country to go green. You see signs in certain hotels encouraging you to reuse your towels. In addition, many high school and college athletes keep a towel in their locker to dry off with after practice.  How safe is that towel over time? How fast can bacteria

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Three Spring Lawn Care Tips for April & May

It’s late April and temperatures will be in the 60’s and 70’s over the next week.  It’s time to turn on the sprinkler system and check it out to make sure its working properly.  As noted, I have applied a pre-emergent and just recently over-seeded my lawn. Now I am watching my lawn get thicker

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Calorie Counts – Accurate or not?

Check out this study conducted by Consumer Reports in the May 2013 Edition, “How accurate are chain restaurant calorie counts?” There is a very nice chart which lists the findings from Consumer Reports with respect to several restaurants. The study brings out some interesting information about how some calorie counts were not accurately reported for

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Germs and Birthday Cakes

Are we taking this “germ” thing a bit too far? Check out this story out of Australia. A ruling is being enacted for daycares that prohibit kids from bringing in a birthday cake. They suggest individual cupcakes  with candles to stop the spread of germs. Along with blowing out the candles, the law also states

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Bacteria and Tanning Beds

This is really alarming! You really need to take precautions if you plan on using tanning beds. Check out this article: “How to Choose the Right Sunless Tanning Salon” It offers several good tips if you plan on using a Tanning Salon. The tips include the following topics: Clean the Tanning Booth Yourself Wear Protective

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