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    Sunset Cliffs ruin will stop short
    Work stopping soil erosion on Sunset Cliffs will not undergo more delays. The city council, this week, guaranteed the Parks and Recreatiion Department will have the funding to start the project design, and, get the environemntal permits needed to...
  • Shh listen and you shall hear the story weeds tell about the Georgia soil
    Shh listen and you shall hear the story weeds tell about the Georgia soil
    From the point of view from an unknowing human being starting to work in the garden or on their lawn for the first time, weeds are a source of extra work and demise. But mother nature she knows just what she is doing, and she is telling us an...
  • Renewed landscaping
    Hedge Your Home for Protection and Beauty
    The typical home looks better when plantings (preferably evergreen shrubs) visually soften the transition from the exterior wall and foundation to the ground. Plants and landscaping add tremendously to the curb appeal of a home. Another important...
  • This landscape is obviously getting too much water.
    Too many gardens are swampy because of excessive irrigation
    London plane tree is trendy not because it is all that excellent, but because it is so reliable. It is actually a rather trashy and messy tree that is susceptible to anthracnose and powdery mildew. Landscapers and gardeners like it so much only...
  • Lexington
    Too many Los Angeles gardens are swampy because of excessive watering.
    London plane tree is trendy around Los Angeles not because it is all that excellent, but because it is so reliable. It is actually a rather trashy and messy tree that is susceptible to anthracnose and powdery mildew. Landscapers and gardeners like...
  • Drainage ditch
    Fight erosion in your landscape with good drainage
    Even dry climates can experience heavy downpours. One of the major dangers of rain in the landscape is erosion. It is vital that any property is carefully designed and built with provisions included to channel excess water away from vulnerable...
  • October Flooding
    Drainage a major issue in New Bern
    The New Bern Board of Aldermen held a special work session at Trinity Church on Elizabeth Avenue on December 7. This is part of a program to hold meetings in each of the areas the Aldermen represent.Water rates and drainage issues were the primary...
  • Stone Trench Drain
    Make a yard drain from stones
    Do you have a rear yard with rushing water during heavy rains? Wondered how you can stop the soil erosion? Here's a few tips to help you conquer the problem and add to your landscaping features too.Things you need; grid paper and pencil for...
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    How to repair your rotted porch post base: Part 2
    This article explains how to repair a wood porch post that has rotted at the base. The author, a Winchester resident and a Kentucky Licensed Professional Engineer designed the repair method and used it to repair six porch columns. See part 1 of...
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    How to repair your rotted porch post base: Part 1
    This article explains how to repair a wood porch post that has rotted at the base. The author, a Winchester resident and a Kentucky Licensed Professional Engineer designed the repair method and used it to repair six porch columns. It is common for...
  • The author checking for the correct drain cover elevation using a four foot level
    Install a drain pipe to divert downspout water from entering your basement
    Install a drain pipe Install a drain pipe at each gutter downspout to prevent rain water from discharging very close to your foundation wall. Diverting downspout water away from your basement wall is one of the important things that you can do to...
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    Green supports National Flood Insurance Program reform bill
    Photo by Bob McMillan/ FEMA News Photo More articles.... Krueger named Houston public works directorBrady blasts Obama's stimulus impact reportHISD seeks to hire tutors for Apollo 20 ProgramDOI orders new deepwater drilling banOlson applauds...
  • When this visitor shows up, you have waited too long to fix your water problem
    How water can get into your crawl space or basement
    Learn how water can get into your crawl space or basement so that you or your contractor can make the proper repairs to eliminate the problem. The author, a Winchester resident and licensed Kentucky Professional Engineer, has compiled the...
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    2010 Harris County hurricane preparedness
    Photo courtesy Harris County Judge's' Office More articles.... Olson: EPA is overreaching on Texas permitsNominations open: Hispanic Heritage AwardsPro-lifers to cite federal abortion spendingHelp HPD find this fugitiveHouston mayor, pest control...
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    The rain guage and irrigation systems: part I
    The rain guage: A collector of the 'nectar of the Gods'(photo courtesy: googleimages)If you've read my Bio, you know that Carl Spackler is one of my heros. And besides telling you about my new 'real' job as an "assistant heads-greenskeeper...