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    NMSU Master Gardeners host landscape design series in Sandoval County – New Mexico State University NewsCenter - September 4, 2017 by admin

    Date: 09/01/2017Writer: Jane Moorman, 505-249-0527, Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest

    Tired of looking at your homes half-completed landscape, but you dont want to hire a professional? HOMEscape Solutions may be the answer.

    Volunteers with the New Mexico State University College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences sponsored Sandoval County Master Gardener program want to help home gardeners accomplish their dream yard.

    HOMEscape Solutions is a series of workshops for home gardeners. Beginning Thursday, Sept. 21, classes will be held at the Sandoval County Cooperative Extension Service offices, 711 Camino del Pueblo in Bernalillo. The five classes will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, Friday, Sept. 22, and Friday, Oct. 6; and from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, and Oct. 7.

    Topics will include site planning, hardscape, the use of native plants, garden harmony, the use of Feng Shui, permaculture and xeriscaping and creating outdoor rooms. The major focus of the workshop is to provide ongoing support groups, guidance, feedback and assistance in developing the participants dream HOMEscape.

    Veteran Master Gardeners Darlene Bassett, Sandra Liakus, Suzanne Maxwell, Cathryne Richards and Charlene Spiegel will lead the workshops.

    The HOMEscape program motivated me to finally do something with my yard, said a recent graduate of the program.

    Other graduates said, My front yard was a lifeless gravel pit. Now four years later, I have a yard I dreamed about and it gets better every year. And, My HOMEscape experience encouraged whimsy, inspired the zen and meditation in my garden. It helped me relax, learn and grow all at once.

    To register online visit and under Classes sign up and pay. The $100 registration fee includes all materials, a resource kit, and Saturday lunches. For more information, call the Extension office at 505-867-2582.

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    MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK: Stock rising in the West – The Independent - September 4, 2017 by admin

    Eerily quiet and strangely serene, Friday night was unlike any other inside The Daily Independent sports cave.

    Scary good described that particular night elsewhere for a certain individual.

    The Monday Morning Quarterback wasnt nearly as frenetically occupied as usual, since relentless rain knocked most of our coverage-area games up or back a day. The QB leaned back to admire the clock reading a reasonable hour after sending the last sports page of the evening until the phone rang a few minutes after midnight.

    It was our Lawrence County informant, James Ellis.

    Ellis proceeded to read off astronomical numbers, all associated with one person the Bulldog behind center.

    Noah West, as it turned out, spent much of his Friday in Prestonsburg well ahead of the line of scrimmage. The junior quarterback, who is still learning the offense, according to coach Alan Short, compelled his coach to call his name over and over and over.

    West carried 38 times for 406 yards and four touchdowns in a 37-32 victory.

    Short joked about pursuing legal protection.

    I had asked (Wests parents, Brad and Deena) after our game with Raceland if they were going to turn me in to social services for child abuse, Short said in a text message. He only had 26 carries that night. Not sure what they will think about 38 for 406.

    Short said hes had the luxury of coaching quarterbacks Hayden Kiser, Grant Kiser and A.J. Cyrus, among others.

    Some years we run it more, others we might throw it more, Short said. Now, its Noahs turn. With him and his ability to run, we obviously want to run it with him.

    Short said West leaned on the Bulldogs experienced offensive line to pave the way past the Blackcats. Every yard was needed.

    He is a humble and hungry guy, Short said of West. He is quick to give credit where credit is due, and knows that nothing can happen without the five or six guys up front.

    West finished 18 yards shy of his second cousin Michael Wests record of 424.

    Three and out

    Those concerned about Racelands offense after a shutout at Putnam Stadium last week might have overlooked the Rams defensive performance. No problem, sayeth the Rams. They followed it up by slamming the door on West Carters normally proficient rushing game. Raceland held the Comets to their lowest output from the backfield 34 yards in nine games. Nicholas County limited West Carter to just 20 yards rushing on Sept. 16, 2016.

    Ashland defensive coordinator Chad Tackett said the Tomcats weekly goal is to keep their opponents to fewer than the following: 100 rushing yards, 100 passing yards and 14 points.

    While Ashland failed to check any of those off the list against George Washington, its defense proved its worth for the second straight week, preparing the landscape for more low-scoring games in the near future.

    With 108 yards on the ground on Thursday, Greenup Countys Dalton Halstead became the first Musketeer since at least 2013 to eclipse 100 rushing yards in three consecutive games. Greenup County did not report statistics from its 2013 contests.

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    Four: Noah West (Lawrence Co.), Cam Webb (Raceland), Jaden Campbell (Fleming Co.), Blake Gamble (J. Central).

    All of Wests accomplishments are listed above. Unless you skipped directly to this portion of the QBs prize-winning piece, or you just neglected to pay attention, you already had a chance to at least try to comprehend Wests numbers.

    Webb tallied six receptions for 119 yards and a score against West Carter. The Ram also snagged an interception.

    Campbell had a similar night on Thursday. He recorded 117 receiving yards and a TD to go with an interception and nine tackles.

    Gamble toted 26 times for 141 yards and caught four Ryley Preece passes for 68 yards and two scores at Henry Clay.

    Three: Gage Salyers (Ironton), Judd Adkins (Raceland), Cameron Corbin (Bath Co.), Ryley Preece (J. Central).

    Two: Josh Crump (Fleming Co.), Dalton Daniels (Paintsville), Braxton Ratliff (Ashland), Damon Black (Raceland), Dalton Halstead (Greenup Co.), John Walker Phelps (Paintsville), Gabe Limings (EastCarter), JoshFord (EastCarter).

    One: Isaac Caines (Ashland), Lane Rogers (Bath Co.), Patrick Kelly (Greenup Co.), Brad Glascock (Fleming Co.), Devin Johnson (J. Central), Justin Davis (Greenup Co.), Thomas Salyer (Boyd Co.), Matt Horn (J. Central), John McDavid (East Carter).

    Did not report statistics: Fairview, Morgan Co., Rowan Co.

    Snyders NEKY Super Seven

    1. J. Central (2-0)

    2. Paintsville (2-1)

    3. Ashland (1-2)

    4. Fleming Co. (2-0)

    5. Raceland (2-1)

    6. Greenup Co. (2-1)

    7. Lawrence Co. (2-1)

    Knocking on the door (next two in): E. Carter, W. Carter.

    Wide right

    Miss it? Heres a recap of local scores from Week 3: Mason County 51, Rowan County 16; Morgan County 60, Jenkins 0; Ironton 35, Russell 7; Lawrence County 37, Prestonsburg 32; Fleming County 21, Greenup County 17; Hurricane (W.Va.) 17, Paintsville 13; Johnson Central 40, Henry Clay 28; Nicholas County 19, Fairview 6; Bath County 32, Powell County 27; George Washington 14, Ashland 7; South Point 20, Boyd County 12; Raceland 35, West Carter 0; and East Carter 27, Betsy Layne 20.

    Halftime Prep Talk

    East Carter football coach Tim Champlin and a Raider have agreed to participate in the next episode of Halftime Prep Talk! The HTPT crew will visit Grayson this week. Watch at every Friday!

    Catch up on past episodes by checking out the Halftime Prep Talk Facebook page.

    Reach AARON SNYDER at or (606) 326-2664. Follow @DIndependentQB on Twitter.

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    Rutting in lawn caused by over-watering – TCPalm - September 4, 2017 by admin

    Carol Cloud Bailey, Special to TCPalm Published 6:30 a.m. ET Sept. 3, 2017

    Over-irrigation makes the soil wet and more susceptible to rutting. Runoff is one of the indications of over-irrigation. The algae against the curb in the road is a sign that water stands in this location often.(Photo: CAROL CLOUD BAILEY/SPECIAL TO TCPALM)

    Lawns work hard. Turf grasses slow erosion, moderate rain, keep the soil in place (less tracking of sand into the house), provide a place for recreation and relaxation, and cool the air. But, they are also expensive in terms of needed inputs of labor, fertilizer, and water. One of the main tenets of a Florida-Friendly landscape is to reduce turf. Is turf good or bad? As for many things, Id say some of both. Where there is a need for an open space, then turf works.

    However, turf does require regular maintenance. The most commonly overlooked or mismanaged aspects of lawn maintenance include proper mowing and irrigation. The results of poor care in these areas often result in weak lawns full of weeds and ruts.

    Automatic irrigation systems make it easy to use too much water. It is easy to allow the system to run on whatever program as long as the grass is somewhat green. A full check for good coveragethe water from one head should reach the next head, rate is the run time sufficient to put out the amount needed or too much, and frequency, is a needed monthly chore.

    Over-irrigation can result in wet soils. In addition to making the grass more susceptible to insects, diseases and weed infestation, wet soils are prone to rutting from lawn mowers of other vehicles. The first step to fixing the problem is to evaluate the irrigation system and adjust as needed.

    However, once ruts occur, repairs are often needed. The seemingly simple answer is to fill the rut with soil. The problem with this solution is that it causes more problems. The sod underneath the additional soil often dies creating a layer that makes water movement in the soil slower, compaction is relieved, and if the soil is different from the original, long term issues can occur with differing irrigation and nutrient needs.

    Shallow ruts, from 2 to 4 inches deep can be repaired by the use of a pitchfork or other implement with tines. Use the tines to lift the rut and allow the soil to settle from time and water. This process helps reduce compaction.

    Deeper ruts require more. Use a sharp spade or sod cutter to lift the sod out of and around the rut and then use a spade to loosen the soil including the soil that was pushed out of the rut. Regrade so the area is level or slightly higher than the surrounding area, it will settle over time. Reinstall the turf or use new sod. Treat the area as newly installed sod, but use a temporary irrigation line to avoid over-watering the entire zone.

    Turf in the right place, managed well, and in small quantities can be a good thing.

    Carol Cloud Bailey is a Landscape Counselor & Horticulturist. Send questions tocarol@yard-doc.comor visitwww.yard-doc.comfor more information.

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    How to Landscape a Front Yard | eHow - June 14, 2016 by admin

    Choose plants in scale with the size of your home. Boxwoods look fine in a knot garden but seem Lilliputian in the front yard of a grand colonial home.

    Consider potential maintenance problems before you select plantings. You may like the appeal of a shaped hedge until you have to get the clippers out every two weeks. Also, consider the mature height of a deciduous tree planted too close to a home, leading to clogged gutters.

    Select trees and shrubs to enhance a pleasing view or to block an unsightly one. If you decide to plant a privacy hedge to screen a neighbor's front yard, choose a mixed planting for your hedge. If one specimen dies, you can replace it without creating an odd gap between young and old plants.

    Dull the harsh edges of your home's foundation with natural, flowing curves. You can situate masses of plants at each corner of your home, planting the tallest shrubs closest to the foundation, followed by successively smaller plants.

    Include strategic splashes of color and fragrance to welcome friends and family. Rather than let fragrance waft down the street with the wind, plant a small stand of hyacinths by your front door where visitors can enjoy the color and scent.

    Reduce the effects of wind and weather with trees. Homeowners in rural settings use windbreaks frequently, but suburban dwellers can also plant a row of evergreens on the side of the yard with prevailing winds. Deciduous trees can block summer heat and allow winter sun to shine through bare branches.

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    Lisa’s Landscape & Design | Saving the Planet One Yard at … - August 6, 2015 by admin

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    Replace your boring sod with a Texas friendly, low water, low maintenance garden that adds value to your home and life.

    Landscapes in Austin can be tricky as we are in an evolution of environmental change and a desperate need for water conservation and sustainable gardens. If you are in the market for a landscape design in the greater Austin area, especially Xeriscape low water, low maintenance design and installation, than that is my specialty and I would be delighted to work with you on your project. But before you call anyone there are some things you need to consider.

    The first thing to consider when planning a landscape installation is how long you plan to live in your home. If you are there for a good long time, or you want it to suit you no matter how long you plan to be there, then have at it. If you are considering a move in the next few years. I suggest you read up on how to stage your home for sale before you start.

    The nextimportantconsideration is your budget. If the sky is the limit, then good for you, enjoy the ride and what designer would not love to have an endless budget to play with. (I have had the opportunity and its delightful ) Though most people are not in that position and new landscapes are pricier than people think because materials like stone, mulch, plants and trees add up quickly and quality labor comes at a price. You would not go to a second rate dentist who has a general idea how to fix your problem, and you should not cut corners when it comes to your precious plants and expensive stone work. I pride myself in assisting the customer to make the most of the money they have to spend and it is important for your landscaper/designer to understand the value of your dollar no matter your income. Certain materials cost what they cost and there are no substitutes, but it is the designers job to create clever alternatives that can save you money and give you the ultimate results you are looking for. If your landscape professional is spending most of your time trying to sell you upgrades, they may not be servingyour best interest.

    Be sure you are hiring a professional with a native and adapted plant knowledge. Proper plant selection, layout, plantingtechniques and soil knowledge aresomethingthat comes with experience. The wrong plant selection can destroy the bestexecuted design.

    This is what a xeriscape, low water, low maintenance garden looks like!

    Be sure the plants your designer is choosing are the plants that belong in our area, not just the least expensive plants they found to make a profit. Always choose low water, low maintenance plants and trees. Austin is in a serious drought with no relief in sight and water friendly landscapes can be lush and beautiful. The less maintenance for you (through proper plant placement) the greater your reward from the landscape.

    Something a lot of people neglect to consider is the maintenance that goes along with the garden your designer has created for you. Your designer should ask questions about your life, ages of yourchildren, pets how much time you travel with work or for play and how often you want to be in the garden doing maintenance. My goal is to give you a garden that requires real work every Spring and Fall, not every week or every month. This is achieved by choosing the right plants for the space and by placing the plants with enough room from sidewalks, patios and each other, so that they do not require trimming. River rock sidewalks and creek beds require a weekly weeding. River rock is not a no maintenance solution, this is a no water situation and your designer/installer needs to tell you these things so your expectations are met.

    Another important consideration is to be realistic about what are your priorities and what are your dreams for this project. If a budget has to be met, it is important to keep your needs in check. If you must establish some shade before you can enjoy your space, then obviously some trees or a covered patio are a priority or all the flowers in the world will not encourage you to spend time outside. If you need a patio to grill and entertain, then solutions need to be made to give you the space of your dreams with the budget of your reality. Alternative materials can be used to create all sorts of fabulous spaces that you may not have considered and that is again, where your designer/installer should shine.

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    Summerset Gardens – NJ, NY Landscape Designer, Landscape … - July 6, 2015 by admin

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    Landscaping Dubai: Creative & Well Implemented Landscaping - July 3, 2015 by admin

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    APLD | Landscape Designer | Association of Professional … - May 7, 2015 by admin

    What is APLD?

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    The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) is an international organization founded in 1989. Our mission is to advance the profession of landscape design and to promote the recognition of landscape designers as qualified and dedicated professionals. APLD members adhere to a code of professional standards, encourage continuing education, and stay up to date about new developments and latest trends throughout the field. We offer members a certification program the only one of its kind that provides professional recognition to those designers who can pass a rigorous peer review program. We offer consumers trained professionals who can help them achieve the gardens they truly desire.

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    Landscape Design – Landscaping Cape Town – Landscape … - May 4, 2015 by admin

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