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Cash For Grass protects water supply

Cash For Grass protects water supply

SIDNEY — The South Platte Natural Resources District is once again sponsoring its Cash For Grass program, which gives landowners in certain areas the opportunity to help protect ground water supplies by choosing buffalograss over traditional cool season lawns. Cash For Grass began as a pilot program in 2005 within the city... 

Getting the “Green Light” at Home

Getting the “Green Light” at Home

(Family Features) – From re-organizing the home office to cleaning out the basement, there are small projects that you can tackle year-round that will help make environmental improvements to your home and enhance your living space. For your next task, consider updating the “lightscape” of your home... 

Tips for keeping your garden truly organic

Tips for keeping your garden truly organic

(ARA) – The trend for gardening at home continues to grow – and people are taking a particular interest in raising their flowers and vegetables organically. With such prominent figures as Michelle Obama taking public initiatives in organic gardening, more and more products that cater to the trend are appearing. Unfortunately,... 

Feed & Weed in the Fall For a GREEN Lawn

Feed & Weed in the Fall For a GREEN Lawn

A Prairie Garden Journal 2007 It’s easy to get motivated to get out of the house in the springtime and do a few lawn care chores. You’ve been cooped up in the house all winter long, and it feels good to get outside into the warm sunshine and get a little exercise. But by the time fall rolls around, you’ve been mowing... 

Green Landscaping

Green Landscaping

A Prairie Garden Journal 2007 It seems like everything is going green these days. “Greenhouse” used to mean a building in which bedding plants are grown. Now the term “green house” means a home that is designed and built to be environmentally friendly. Passive and active solar heat to reduce energy demands for heating... 

Cutting Your Lawn Down to Size

Cutting Your Lawn Down to Size

A Prairie Garden Journal 2007 There are many good reasons to consider shrinking the size of your lawn. First, the rising cost of water, particularly for lawns watered with city water, makes lawns an increasingly expensive landscape feature. Seasonal water bills for lawn watering in some cases are approaching $1,000. Add... 

Planting Trees For A Cooler Earth In A Warmer Wyobraska

Planting Trees For A Cooler Earth In A Warmer Wyobraska

A Prairie Garden Journal 2008 Where to plant “global warming” trees….. What “global warming” trees to plant…. Click to read full article  Read More →

Green, Easy & Cheap

Green, Easy & Cheap

A Prairie Garden Journal 2009 How do you celebrate Earth Day in the middle of a recession?….Click to read full article.  Read More →

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Don’t plant flowers too early in season

    By ROGER HOLSINGER Star-Herald Assistant Editor  According to the calendar spring has arrived. But in western Nebraska there is always a chance for a spring...

Add value and appeal with four simple home maintenance projects

(ARA) - Regardless of whether you're staying or thinking of selling, you want your home to look its best and be an asset to the neighborhood. Attractive homes accrue in value and...

Steps that make building onto your home simpler and safer

(ARA) - It's the time of year to finish all the projects around the house that you put off all summer to go to the lake. Regardless if it is finishing a new deck, renovating the...

How to make your outdoor living space as cool and comfortable as indoors

How to make your outdoor living space as cool and comfortable as indoors (ARA) - It is easy to enjoy your deck or patio when the weather is warm and pleasant, and memories of...

Waiting for Rain

A Prairie Garden Journal 2003 The worst drought in local memory appears to not yet be over.  The state’s climatologist, when asked at the recent drought conference at the...
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Corporations boost ag research funding

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The gap between federal support for agricultural research at large public universities...

Creating a kid’s garden can be great fun for all

Courtesy photoDuring this past holiday season, an article was released showing the top five toys that...

Preserve your produce

A new generation is finding that canning saves money and the taste can’t be beat By Jane Palmer World-Herald...

Metal leafing can give old furniture new glamour

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