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Prepare your Lawn for Summer with late May Fertilization
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. Help your lawn prepare for the stressful summer season with a late May application of a low nitrogen organic fertilizer like Milorganite. A healthy lawn is your best defense...
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Flaky Growths (Lichens) on Trees and Shrubs
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. Don't panic when you find flaky gray, green, white or yellow substances, known as lichens, on the trunk or branches of your trees and shrubs. These growths do not damage the...
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Managing and Enjoying Reseeding Perennials
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. More is often considered better, except when it comes to unwanted seedlings. Self seeding perennials mean lots of free plants to move to other gardens in the landscape, but...
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Save Money by Starting Plants from Seeds Directly in the Garden
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. Maximize your plant budget and enjoyment by starting plants from seeds right in the garden. Select flowers and vegetables suited to the growing conditions. This includes...
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Plant A Row for the Hungry in Your Community
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. Gardeners are some of the most generous people I know. They love to share their ideas, passion for gardening and of course produce. So when you are overwhelmed with tomatoes,...
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Clover; a Sustainable Lawn Grass Alternative
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. Once included in lawn mixes as a nurse crop, then considered a weed, clover is now being considered as a low maintenance, lawn grass alternative. If you have tried to rid your...
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Gardening Advice in your Pocket: Mobile Apps
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. Whether you are planning, planting or tending your garden, a bit of expert advice is always helpful. Now you can take this advice to the garden center, your garden or just about...
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Low Maintenance Waterwise Gardening with Irrigation
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. Reduce your workload, increase productivity and be water wise. Container gardeners may want to make a one-time investment in a drip irrigation system, like the Snip-n-Drip Pot and...
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May is National Physical Fitness Month: Get the Kids Outdoors
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. Celebrate National Physical Fitness Month this May by getting the whole family out into the garden. It is a great way to stretch, increase muscle strength, reduce stress and...
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Plant a Tree for Mother’s Day
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. Give mom the gift that keeps giving for generations to come – a tree. And don't worry if there is no room in your backyard – donate a tree to your local botanical...
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Got an Extra $100 Million Hanging Around?
Neverland, the California ranch owned by Michael Jackson, is on the market. For just $100 million dollars, you can grab up the 2700-acre property in Los Olivos, just north of Santa Barbara. There are 22 structures in all, including the train...
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Are You Ready for Manhattanhenge?
Manhattanhenge happens a couple of times each year. It's the name for the days on which the setting sun lines up perfectly with Manhattan's gridded streets to create some awesome pictures. Manhattanhenge happens tonight and tomorrow...
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Beyonce Meets Duck Tales
Sometimes, mash-ups of songs are a little silly. This is one of them - the video of Beyonce's "Single Ladies" mashed up with the theme song from Duck Tales. You know what? It sort of works. Check it out, just for the fun of it! ...
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A Full Circle Rainbow
This is tremendously rare. Some folks at the top of an observation tower over Niagara Falls shot some tremendous footage of a full-circle rainbow. It's an amazing thing to see! (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs =...
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Leave Those S'mores Alone!
Okay, now the government has gone too far! ChooseMyPlate.gov has published the recipe for a healthy alternative to S'mores, that melted-chocolate-and-marshmallow-on-graham-cracker concoction that's so messy and wonderful, especially in the...
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"I Thought This Was Supposed To Be a Man's Movie"
Mad Max: Fury Road was screened at the Cannes Film Festival, and afterwards, some of the stars and the crew appeared in a press conference. A reporter from Toronto stood up and asked Tom Hardy, the actor who played Mad Max, if he questioned why there...
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"Together, We Can Blow Up Anything"
Okay, I have to admit this. I saw this video last week, and thought it was just a promo for some new Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. But I just watched it again, and it turns out it's an invitation from Arnold to go to Los Angeles to spend some...
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Heartwarming & Funny
Every once in a while, the early rounds of America's Got Talent produces some genuine gems. This is one of those. Drew Lynch has a stutter, but that's not holding him back from following his dream to be a comedian. Watch his story, watch...
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Ladybugs Everywhere!
It's the end of the school year, and kids are getting a little buggy. At Chopticon High School in Morganza, Maryland, a few high school seniors took that bugginess to the extreme. They pulled off a senior prank that unleashed 72,000 ladybugs on...
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Jon Stewart, King of Analogies
The Daily Show covers all the hot topics of the day - with a trademark wit that will still be around (one hopes!) when Jon Stewart retires. In the meantime, we can still enjoy the spin Jon puts on the news. Like this story about the recent court...
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