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EC Landscape News - FALL 2017 EDITION


The Fall 2017 Edition of EC Landscape News is now available online.

What better image to signify the approach of fall than the pumpkin (Cucurbitaceae). We start off this issue with a brief history of the pumpkin that we hope you will find informative as well as surprising.

Next, we discuss the different terms that identify the grouping of plant materials used in water-friendly landscape design. These terms can be somewhat confusing and even misleading to the layperson. We hope to take some of the mystery out of selecting plant materials that will be successful in your landscape.

To further understand which plants have a better chance for success during these unpredictable seasonal times, we have a included an article describing plant adaptability and what that means to you as a consumer. Continue Reading

We hope you enjoy this issue. And don't forget to browse our library of archived newsletters and featured articles.

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TIME TO DRINK UP!


The 2017 Summer Season is upon us and temperatures are already in the triple digits. With temperatures of this magnitude, it is important to hydrate and implement safety precautions. Dehydration can sneak up on you with little or no warning. So it is advisable to remain proactive and adopt preventive measures.

Preparation is your first step in prevention. Here are a few pointers from the American Red Cross to help keep you and your loved ones safe.

  • Discuss heat safety precautions with members of your household prior to a heat wave.
  • Have a plan for wherever you spend time: home, work and school, and prepare for power outages.
  • Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
  • Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
  • Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors.


HAVE A SAFE SUMMER!

Featured Article Archive 


Fall Fertilization

Frost

Landscape Fabric

Lawn Aeration and Dethatching

Mulch

Smart Controllers

Spring Lawn Care

Weeds