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Top 8 Things NOT to do with/to Your Sprayer!

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Top 8 Things NOT to do with/to Your Sprayer!

In my travels I’m able to conduct landscape consultations from seed-to-shining seed! I may visit gorgeous homes, large businesses or hold simple tailgate meetings. There’s this one thread that they all have in common: the unusual ways they treat their sprayers. Ugh! Sprayers. Not the same ol’ metal one grandpa used for killing weeds with Paraquat, to applying fungicide on roses then filling it up with Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) to kill ants all within an hour of each other. In those days the same sprayer was used for everything and within two to three months it would be rotted out, gummy...

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Bringing the Outdoors In with Houseplants - by Nick Federoff

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Bringing the Outdoors In with Houseplants - by Nick Federoff

  Though we can’t give credit to anyone that said “You know, I want to grow that plant in my house” we do know that the ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Chinese grew plants in containers more than 2,500 years ago. Today houseplants are a common decorating accessory for homes, offices, schools, hotels and more. Not only are they pleasing to the eye they have properties that are good for cleaning up indoor toxins released by carpet, paint, pet dander, cleaning solutions and a whole lot more! One 6” houseplant per 100 square feet becomes a 24 hour cleaning person slurping...

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The Militant Organic Gardener - by Nick Federoff

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The Militant Organic Gardener - by Nick Federoff

Have you ever seen a Militant Organic Gardener? It’s poetry in motion. They can be spotted wielding a sidearm trowel and wearing an expression of determination that could rival any soldier on the battlefield. Their efforts aren’t in vain; they have a passion for chemical free urban farming growing the finest of heirloom veggies. They wage war against certain weeds and embrace the edible ones like dandelion. If there's something in their garden that needs tending to, they'll do whatever it takes to get the job done.  Gardening is America’s number one hobby. When people get hit by the bug...

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