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What’s ripping up the lawns?

Crows are said to be the culprits. Well really it’s the grubs they are after that are the problem. I have noticed a lot more crows on peninsular Halifax this spring and am wondering if disruption of the roost at … Continue reading

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Spreading clover seed on a Halifax lawn

My front lawn is particularly difficult, but not atypical of front lawns (or sometimes back lawns) in Halifax. It was established on shallow soil, there are tree roots through it and from late May on it is shaded by Norway … Continue reading

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Recent research shows bees love naturalized yards!

Here is a coverage in the media: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/city-bees-allotments-gardens-help-arrest-decline-study & Apr 23, 2019: To Nurture Nature, Neglect Your Lawn By Margaret Renkl in The New York Times. “Why poison the earth when you can have wildflowers at your feet and songbirds … Continue reading

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Surette on bottled water and lawn chemicals

In “Let’s stop being such environmental dunces” (Chronicle Herald, Oct 2, 2018), columnist Ralph Surette cited bottled water and our use of lawn chemicals as prime examples of “low-hanging toxic fruit that is environmentally, economically and logically idiotic — and … Continue reading

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