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Get your lawn off to the right start with tips from the pros.
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Fill in those thin spots
I have a pretty expansive yard, and it seems there is always a spot or two where the turf looks a little thin. The best time to overseed a cool season lawn is in the fall, but sometimes you need to...
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Dams and gnawing teeth can cause a lot of damage.
I heard about a guy in Minnesota who planted a grove of new trees on his acreage. He went out on his porch one morning to drink his coffee and found all the trees had been cut down by beavers...
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Soil performs physical, biological and chemical cleaning of water.
Soil performs physical, biological and chemical cleaning of water.
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Green-based technologies help cities manage storm water.
According to Dr. Lakhwinder Hundal, who works with District, most urbanized areas collect and move wastewater to Water Reclamation Plants (WRPs) using a connected collection system. In many areas...
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A septic system is your only option for waste and water disposal in the country. Avoid unnecessary damage to the environment -- and your pocketbook -- by maintaining and monitoring it properly.
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Give livestock extra attention and care in cold temperatures for optimal production.
Give livestock extra attention and care in cold temperatures for optimal production.
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Tap into a natural spring on your property to provide water for livestock
Springs help keep water level constant and your livestock will enjoy the cool water.   Jeff Bettinger is a district conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, or NRCS...
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All it takes is providing food, water, cover, and places for birds and animals to raise their young
My backyard has been certified as an “official wildlife habitat” by the National Wildlife Federation.  I have birdbaths and feeders, lots of native plants and shrubs, and bird houses...
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Farmers are volunteering their land for real-world water quality research and education
The Discovery Farms program is a multi-state, farmer-led research and educational effort to gather water quality information from different types of farming systems. The goal is to determine the...

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