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  • Maybe There’s No Free Lunch, But There Is Free Mulch

    10/31/2011 6:02:40 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 14 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | October 27, 2011 | Rick Bickling
    Applying mulch around your trees, shrubs, garden, and landscape beds is one of the easiest and most effective ways of not only keeping plants healthy, but also reducing water usage, preventing weeds, minimizing mowing...
  • "COCOA" MULCH - POISONOUS TO PETS (vanity)

    02/22/2009 8:52:08 AM PST · by Kimberly GG · 28 replies · 1,574+ views
    e-mail/snopes | 2/22/09 | N/A
    I received the following and felt it important enough to post an FYI to all FReepers. Even if you don't use it in your yard, neighbors might. "Over the weekend the doting owner of two young lab mixes purchased Cocoa Mulch from Target to use in their garden. They loved the way it smelled and it was advertised to keep cats away from their garden. Their dog Calypso decided that the mulch smelled good enough to eat and devoured a large helping. She vomited a few times which was typical when she eats something new but wasn't acting lethargic in...
  • Mulch and Termites from the Katrina Storm

    03/27/2006 1:34:52 AM PST · by Global2010 · 24 replies · 1,487+ views
    A friend sent this and I thought it was a good idea to pass this on. Subject: FW: very important, make sure you read this Mulch warning If you use mulch around your house be very careful about buying mulch this year. After the Hurricane in New Orleans many trees were blown over. These trees were then turned into mulch and the state is trying to get rid of tons and tons of this mulch to any state or company who will come and haul it away. So it will be showing up in Home Depot and Lowe's at dirt...
  • '05 Proving To Be Worst Newspaper Year Since Recession

    10/31/2005 7:00:41 PM PST · by HangnJudge · 75 replies · 2,149+ views
    Media Daily News ^ | 10-31-05 | Ross Fadner
    IT'S OFFICIAL: 2005 WILL BE the newspaper industry's worst year since the last ad industry recession. And things aren't looking much better for next year either, according to a top Wall Street firm's report on newspaper publishing. "Sadly, 2005 is shaping up as the industry's worst year from a revenue growth perspective since the recession impacted 2001-2002 period," says the report from Goldman Sachs, adding a warning that meaningful growth in 2006 is "very unlikely."
  • Atheist: Christmas tree recycling unfair; Program changed because incentive said to favor Christians

    12/29/2004 1:31:59 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 31 replies · 993+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, December 29, 2004
    Wednesday, December 29, 2004 Atheist: Christmas tree recycling unfairProgram changed because incentive said to favor ChristiansPosted: December 29, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com An atheist activist forced Chicago to change its Christmas tree recycling program, complaining it was unfair to non-Christians. The city wanted to bolster its Blue Bag recycling program by offering a years worth of blue bags and some mulch to anyone who turned in a used Christmas tree. But Rob Sherman, known for his campaign to keep crosses off city seals, protested to Chicago, insisting the trees-for-bags exchange unfairly benefits Christians, the Chicago Tribune reported. "The concern was...