Plants and Trees as Objects of Commemoration

There is a longstanding tradition of planting trees to mark an event or remember the death of a person. It’s a fitting tribute, one that will stand the test of time as the tree grows, and one that is alive rather than stone or marble.

There are plenty of notable examples of these types of natural […]

By |2019-05-07T09:09:52-04:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Performance Starts With the Best Soil

The quality and composition of soil isn’t just important for environmental purposes—there are a number of activities you might not think of right away that are also greatly impacted by soil quality. For example, rodeos, horse racing, baseball and other field sports all require high-quality soil composition to provide the best performance and the utmost […]

A Touch of Spring Inside: Starting Seeds In Your Home During the Winter Months

Even though winter is officially over, spring can still seem like it’s quite a ways away when the weather is still cold and when there are still piles of snow strewn about the landscape. It’s still going to be a bit before you’re able to spend some time outside tending to your gardens. That being […]

By |2019-04-23T09:02:14-04:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

How Do We Save More Water—Trees or Lawns?

There is a constant desire for more green space in urban areas. However, growing these green spaces is often easier said than done, as getting this greenery can come at large, often prohibitive costs.

There are a variety of reasons why residents of urban areas like to have green lawns on their properties. For one, they […]

The Benefits of Salad Greens as Solutions to Soil Contamination

When old factories, gas stations and other types of industrial locations that use a lot of petroleum or gasoline get torn down to be repurposed for new uses, work must be done on the land to ensure it is not still a “brownfield” when the new owners take over. In many cases, this type of […]

Yes, You Can Blend Your Own Soil. Here’s How.

Most people looking to pot plants or put new soil in their home gardens will pick up pre-mixed bags of soil at their local garden center. However, you do have the option to blend your own soil. Doing so allows you to better customize the soil to certain plant types and conditions. This is especially […]

By |2019-04-02T13:36:08-04:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Soil Searching: Picking the Right Soil for Indoor Plants

Have questions about which type of potting soil is right for your indoor plants? It’s understandable—you’re bound to find a wide variety of soils at your local garden center, including prepackaged mixes for house plants. The type of soil you need really depends on the type of plant you have.

First, it’s important to understand that […]

By |2019-03-26T09:30:58-04:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

How’s Your Soil IQ?

Soil is a dynamic force in nature and comes in wide varieties that all serve different roles in the ecosystem. It has physical, chemical, and biological properties that work together to create what you see aboveground. Organic matter, gases, liquids, and countless organisms make up every form of soil. Everything from evergreen pines to fungi […]

By |2019-03-19T11:50:32-04:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Why is the Term “Change” Such a Charged Word?

Change is hard. It can also be controversial. But what is it about the word “change” that can produce such harsh, strong reactions?

Perhaps the single-biggest example we can discuss in the natural world is climate change.

Many experts believe climate change to be the single-biggest threat facing the world today, more than any terrorist organization […]

By |2019-03-11T21:36:11-04:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

The Dangers of Sunscreen Lotions in Our Water

Sunscreen and sunny days go together like peanut butter and jam. But there is some evidence that a buildup of sunscreen lotions in the water could potentially damage the environment.

One report in the New York Times earlier this year indicated sunscreen can be especially hazardous to the health of coral reefs. Some tour companies […]

By |2019-03-05T17:29:44-04:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |
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