Water Gardens

Installing a rain garden will help reduce the flow of water to storm sewers

EcoSuperior, Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay and United Way of Thunder Bay are teaming up to build a rain garden. PRESS RELEASE SUPERIOR ECO ******************* THUNDER BAY – June, July and August all recorded above average temperatures this summer. The months of July and August were also marked by much …

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Fall care keeps plants and pollinators happy

As the weather and gardens shift from summer to fall, it’s time to adjust your maintenance practices to ensure the health, longevity, and beauty of your landscape. Proper fall care will increase winter survival, support pollinators, and reduce your future workload. Continue to water as needed. This is especially important …

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Drought tests centuries-old New Mexico water traditions

ABIQUIU, NM (AP) – At the edge of a sandstone outcrop, Teresa Leger Fernández watches the Rio Chama. The river follows a diverse landscape from the southern edge of the Rocky Mountains through rugged basalt hills, layers of volcanic tuff, and the red and yellow cliffs made famous by painter …

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Give plants a head start by planting in the fall

CORVALLIS, Ore. – In the spring, enthusiastic gardeners drive to nurseries, load up their cars, and drive home to plant. It’s the tradition. But the fall planting is also a great time to put the plants in the ground. Nurseries might not be as packed with plants in the fall, …

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RDCO extends outdoor watering from stage 2

Due to the extreme drought conditions of the Okanagan, the Central Okanagan Regional District is maintaining its water supply systems as part of a Stage 2 outdoor irrigation program. Star Place / Dietrich, Falcon Ridge, Sunset Ranch, Upper Fintry-Shalal Road-Valley of the Sun, and Westshore Estates systems have been in …

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Saudi Arabia bans planting palm trees in gardens to fight pests

Saudi Arabia, a major palm grower, has around 31 million palm trees, according to figures from the National Palm and Date Center. Image Credit: Provided Cairo: Saudi authorities have banned the cultivation of palm trees in gardens and along roadsides to control the spread of the red palm weevil, a …

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Your new neighbor seeks refuge from forest fires | News, Sports, Jobs

One of Mary Hickerson’s favorite parts of her Blue Earth home is her garden, which she couldn’t maintain in California. Here she is enjoying the garden with her mix of Highland Maltese terriers, Leonardo. From the mountain peaks of the California coast to the rolling hills of southern Minnesota, new …

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Jefferson SWCD to hold special election | News, Sports, Jobs

STEUBENVILLE – The vote is underway for a supervisor from the Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District. Five county residents serve as supervisors on the district administration board. Each supervisor has a three-year term and can be re-elected at the end of their term. Supervisory board members guide staff and …

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Governor Murphy reports 2 more Ida-related deaths in New Jersey, bringing total to 27

PISCATAWAY, New Jersey (WABC) – Governor Phil Murphy walked through flood-ravaged Birchview Gardens in Piscataway on Saturday, hoping to restore those whose livelihoods were washed away by the remnants of Hurricane Ida that took flooded the area. The governor’s visit comes as the community mourns the loss of a resident …

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There is a sure-fire way to stop big sewage spills: stop big sewage discharges

VSall that the summer sewage. In July, the Los Angeles Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant, the city’s largest municipal wastewater treatment facility, dumped 17 million gallons of raw sewage into Santa Monica Bay after an unexpected wave of debris overwhelmed the plant, causing beaches to close during the height of beach …

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