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If you're reading this, you're probably WEIRD. That is, you probably live in a society that's Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. People from WEIRD cultures think and perceive the world very differently from everyone else.
Spring is finally here. The birds are chirping, buds are appearing on our trees, and our neighborhood is peppered with tiny little flags, declaring that a pesticide application has taken place.
Even in the summer, weekends are still weekends, which means they're reserved for fun. Whether you're planning on spending the day lounging outdoors, enjoying time with the family, or improving your space, spend this weekend living it up with these fun ideas.
Big expanses of solid paving just don't make sense in the dry West. They allow rainwater to run off down streets and into gutters and beyond. A better choice is porous paving, which allows water to pass through it to plant roots.
If you live in the drought-ravaged West and are looking to replace your lawn with a less thirsty grass, here's one option -- Eco-Lawn. A mixture of deep-rooted fescues, it makes a resilient ground cover that's as lively looking as a wind-whipped sea.
Nowadays, there truly seems to be an app for everything. Whether it's having your dinner delivered straight to your door with a push of a button or scheduling the nearest personal trainer to come to your house for your leg day workout, the mobile space doesn't cease to impress.
“Safe to play on means something to parents that I don’t think we intended to convey, and I don't think we should have conveyed
Governor Brown's call for mandatory water cutbacks for all Californians has a lot of us wondering what more we can do to save water, especially outdoors. And how can we get our gardens through the worst drought in our history? Here's a strategy.
For years, I've maintained that education, not government-sanctioned coercion, would be the best way to help us live within our water means. I don't believe that now.
Although there is a statewide program that offers rebates to residents who switch to more water-efficient appliances, there
As the cool weather sets in, so enters the most crucial season for yard work: autumn. Now is the best time of year to lay down new grass seed and repair any damage to your lawn that may have occurred over the summer.
First, please know that I very much sympathize with your stance. I'm sure that because of what I've allowed my front yard to become, you must think of me as a nightmare of a neighbor.
It is time to recognize the wrongdoing at the heart of ornamental non-native landscaping and to make amends. It is time for people to extend the love and respect they show for one another to the land that surrounds their homes and places of worship.
I'm officially declaring 2014 the perfect time to renew our love for outdoor living! Here are five simple things we can do to get started for spring and make an environmental impact.
Though recent news hasn't been good -- record drought in the Southwest, the precipitous decline of Monarch butterflies, the extermination of top predators that keep our ecosystems healthy -- my recent trip to Australia made me feel more hopeful than in a long time.
We don't know how much time this took to mow the lawn to an acceptable level, nor do we know if aztecman ran into trouble
Image Credit: Mel Kadel Toy Lawnmower To learn to mow the grass, pretend to mow the grass. to give you a hand around the
Getting smarter about how we discuss our relationship to the environment means moving the conversation beyond claims that climate change is not the result of human behavior and that changing our behavior will be bad for our standard of living.