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care for cycads
Although cycads are generally free of pests and diseases, they can attract hard body scales resembling raised dots on the stems or leaves and suck sap from plants, causing wilting and poor growth. These can be controlled by spraying a soluble horticultural oil in water called white oil, diluted at a rate of 2 ounces per gallon of water and applied to each scale appears. Cycads could also develop a stem or root rot, fungal disorders that appear when conditions are too wet. Rot is better...

lobelia cascade mix
Color Cascade Lobelia prefers full sun and in very hot climates, some shade in the afternoon is recommended. It prefers fertile, rich, well-drained soils. They should be kept well watered and moist. Plant in spring after the last frost date medium or soft areas, and at the end of summer plants for winter color. Lobelia is excellent for window boxes, containers and hanging baskets large. They are very effective for all seasons flowers along the edges of flower beds.


are pre-emergent herbicides safe around dogs
This thread sparked my interest, so I started doing some research. I used a lawn fertilizer service for almost all the time I have lived in my current house. When I hired them, I asked about the safety of the animals and assured me that as long as I kept on the lawn for 24 hours after it would be nice. I just read some reports that show high levels of cancer and canine lymphoma (up to 7 times the normal levels ) in dogs exposed to the pre emergent herbicides and inorganic fertilizers. ... I...

list of tax deductible expenses
The IRS allows you to deduct expenses for the manufacture of certain environmental improvements to your principal residence, as long as you actually install at the end of the tax year. To qualify for the deduction, your improvements must meet the Energy Star program requirements of the US Government, including the use of Energy Star approved products. Deductions include expenditures for energy-efficient doors, windows, skylights, lighting, insulation and many other items. In addition, from...

how often should you lift weights to lose weight
Surprise : Your drive may be to blame. We talked to trainers and exercise physiologists around the country and discovered six surprising ways that fitness routines well intentioned can put the brakes on weight loss goals. "Many women assume that 30 minutes of exercise will change their body, but it's not automatic," said Geralyn Coopersmith, the National Senior Research Manager Equinox Fitness Training New York. " If you are focused and smart about how you use that half hour, you 'll be...


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