Saturday, June 28, 2014

Cedar, redwood mulches work better than pine


Question: Would you please tell me what type of mulch is not recommended to put in flower beds? I thought I remembered it being redwood mulch, but I can’t find anything on that. Could it have been cedar? My landscape guy says the shredded cedar is not a problem for vegetation.
Actually, either one will work fine. Redwood and cedar mulches don’t decompose as quickly as pine, and they are usually prettier.
Both cedar and redwood have phenols that help the wood resist decay by fungi and bacteria. There doesn’t seem to be a problem for bedding plants.
My preference is a variety of mixed woods, but they do break down fairly quickly (two to three years) and must be replaced.
Many homeowners like the look of redwood and cedar mulches. They don’t break down as fast, and so they last longer in the landscape. They may be more expensive initially, but they don’t need to be replaced as often as pine mulches.
Bob Morris is a horticulture expert living in Las Vegas and professor emeritus for the University of Nevada. Visit his blog at

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

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Tobacco Budworm

The adult is a moth but the damage is done by the larval or caterpillar stage. In this stage the caterpillar feeds on flower buds and leaves.  The giveaways that it is tobacco budworm are the 
lack of flowers, holes in the leaves from feeding, the type of plant and the time of year. 
The flowers fail to open so lack of flowering is a pretty good indicator the pest is present. 
Small holes in the leaves are another good indicator.  Besides petunia, tobacco budworms like geraniums and nicotiana.........

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Wild Oats and Fresh & Easy Partner in Revolutionizing Fresh and Organic Food

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Natural Elements Make TPC Las Vegas Special - Cybergolf

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Sunday, June 08, 2014

Gardening Tip: Larger grapes, in a pinch: Fewer berries mean larger berries

Have you pinched your grapes lately? The berries of table grapes will get much larger if you remove the bottom third of the bunch. You can do this by using your fingers in

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Saturday, June 07, 2014

White-fronted goose picked for 2015 Nevada duck stamp art contest

The Nevada Waterfowl Association has selected the greater white-fronted goose for this year’s Nevada Duck Stamp Art Contest. The 2015 Nevada Duck Stamp Art Contest is sanctioned
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Friday, June 06, 2014

Slideshow Top natural and organic food trends of 2014 | Food Business News

 Bee-free honey, algae milk and African superfoods  *** are among top natural and organic food trends compiled by Sterling-Rice Group, a Boulder-based consulting firm.

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Africa Superfoods  

African forests are still hiding many superfoods. The best evidence are foods that became available outside Africa only recently such as the baobab fruit and Moringa, both of which are attracting a lot of attention with their unique nutritional content.  The black continent is also home to a number of other highly valued and very healthy foods such as yam which is a great addition to diabetic diet due to its low glycemic index, tamarind that has amongst other also been shown to be very effective for dry eyes and perhaps the greatest jewel of all – argan oil. Also referred to as liquid gold, argan oil has been found to have outstanding effects on the skin, nails and to slow down the effects of ageing as well as treat a variety of skin conditions.

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 Whole Foods Market Incorporated (WFM) after disappointing profit growth sent the organic grocer’s shares to an 28-month low.

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