Landscape / Garden Articles

  • Case study - Venus in Greece

    Project: Venus with reuse of water System Type: Venus 1850 – 5PE Country: Greece  Client: Carol Cox Capacity: 0,75 m³/day Year of Installation: 2008. ...


    By BioKube A/S

  • Editorial: Double Down On The Upside

    Last December during a staff meeting, we got into a discussion about the importance of this Editorial page in BioCycle always conveying optimism about organics recycling and our mission, now 58-years old, to conserve natural resources and build healthy soils. BioCycle’s founding publisher and editor, Jerome Goldstein, was an eternal optimist whose passion, vision and grit inspired many ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Keyhole Gardens; Positive Impact on Food Security

    World hunger is a constant problem. It has been one of the most widely discussed topics in recent years. Rapidly increasing global population, limited natural resources, and climatic changes, has resulted in the need for a sustainable increase in food production. Scientists, governments, and organizations across the world are working together to bring innovations and good farming practices which ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Compost Express—How to Make Compost in Half the Time

    Fall is a terrific time for making compost, partly because leaves—which have a way of coming down this time of year—are a fantastic source of soil enriching nutrients. And since you probably plan to remove all those leaves from your lawn anyway, recycling them into your compost pile is a win-win proposition. Since leaves need to break down in order to integrate with the ...


    By DR Power Equipment

  • Organic Soil for Healthy Crops and Gardens, Black Worm Castings, Vermaplex

    Creating a healthy organic garden is easier than you think. It all starts with the soil. As a gardener or farmer your goal is healthy plants that yield plentiful of flowers, fruits and vegetables. Your first priority should be the soil, it is the key ingredient to a thriving garden. Plants receive their nutrients from the soil. They are dependent on a soil full of ...


    By Vermitechnology Unlimited

  • The ratio of transpiration to evapotranspiration in a rainfed maize field on the Loess Plateau of China

    Maize (Zea mays L.) is a major crop on the Loess Plateau, and calculating the ratio of transpiration to evapotranspiration (T/ET) of maize is important for estimating field water balance. In this study, the sap flow method was adopted to measure transpiration (T) characteristics of maize. In order to calibrate the sap flow gauge, the sap flow rate was compared to the leaf T determined by the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Blueberry Farm Bird Protection Tips

    It’s everyone’s favorite time of year! The leaves are turning green, the sun is staying out later and the birds have migrated north for the summer. Well, if you’re a blueberry farmer, you know that the latter may cause some headaches for your prosperous berries. Birds, like humans, love the taste of these berries and will go to great lengths to get their fair share of the tasty ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Green Industry Worker Shortage? Look to Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School for a possible solution

    It seems like every year there is a shortage of help in the green industry. I hear horror stories of H2B employees being weeks late to show up for work. Typically, they are held up because of incomplete or incorrect paperwork. I hear that many American workers that apply have very little experience or interest in our field, and it can take weeks or even months to train them – only to hope ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • 3 Ways to get rid of birds on golf courses

    Birds – Canadian Geese especially – can be a nuisance on the golf course. Canadian Geese get in the way of golfing and are known to be aggressive and territorial, especially when they are nesting. They cause physical damages on the golf course and their droppings can spread bacteria like E. coli and listeria to other animals or golfers. See what you can do to help get rid of birds on ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • LCA case study on lawn establishment and maintenance with various peat and compost contents in substrates

    The environmental impacts of the establishment and maintenance of lawn, including the production and use of various substrates, were analyzed by life cycle assessment (LCA). The project focused on comparing substrates with different peat and compost contents using pilot substrates and developed a calculation tool to optimize landscaping from an ecological perspective. The impact categories ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Optimization of pyrocatechol violet biosorption by Robinia pseudoacacia leaf powder using response surface methodology: kinetic, isotherm and thermodynamic studies

    We have investigated the biosorption of pyrocatechol violet (PCV) from aqueous solutions by Robinia pseudoacacia tree leaves as a low-cost and eco-friendly biosorbent. A full factorial design was performed for screening the main variables and their interactions, which reduces the large total number of experiments. Results of the full factorial design (24) based on an analysis of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Adsorptive removal of a textile cationic dye from water using tartaric acid modified Bassia longifolia dried leaf mulch

    Adsorption of pollutants on chemically modified agro-waste materials is a suitable alternative of costly methodologies of wastewater treatment. In this work, the dried leaves of Bassia longifolia had been used for removing methylene blue (M.B) dye from textile effluent after chemically modifying them with tartaric acid. All the operational parameters of adsorption were optimised and employed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Competing for water: golf courses in semi-arid regions. The case in Spain

    The proliferation of golf courses in tourist areas in the Mediterranean has increased water needs substantially. The objective of this paper is to model the political process associated with water distribution decision-making in water-scarce areas. This has been done by developing a pressure group model. Results allow the relative importance of pressure group size and the relationship between ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Mowing mitigates bioactivity of neonicotinoid insecticides in nectar of flowering lawn weeds and turfgrass guttation

    Systemic neonicotinoid insecticides are used to control of turfgrass insect pests. We tested their transference into nectar of flowering lawn weeds or grass guttation droplets which, if high enough, could be hazardous to bees or other insects that feed on such exudates. We applied imidacloprid or clothianidin to turf with white clover, followed by irrigation, and used LC‐MS/ MS to analyze ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Is Tree Plantation Sustainable?

    According to, say oxford dictionary, Sustainability is that capacity or ability of something that enables it to maintain itself. It includes taking some initiative today that might have long-term benefit. If something you are doing is said to be “sustainable”, it should have the ability to continue forever. So is tree plantation sustainable? Living sustainability refers to us, the ...


    By Enviro Frontier

  • Should I Buy Lawn Mowers Online Or Is This A Bad Decision?

    If you are in the market for a new mower, you might be tempted to look online and purchase the same way you do your clothes and groceries. Some people, however, are hesitant to take the plunge and click submit because they aren’t sure whether this is the best way to shop. So, should you purchase lawn mowers online or would this be a bad decision? In this ...


    By Hastings Mowers

  • Greyline TTFM 1.0 flow meter for Golf course irrigation - Case Study

    Summerheights Golf Links in Cornwall, Ontario draws irrigation water from the South Raisin River. Flow rates in the river can become very low during dry periods so water extraction is regulated and monitored closely. Flowmeter is equipped with an optional 2-million point data logger which stores daily total, minimum and maximum flow rates. Rory MacLennan plugs a USB memory stick into the ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • A Green Revolution of the Synthetic Kind

    Richard is a happy man. He stands barefoot in the grass, watching his kids running around on his front lawn, chasing and falling all over each other like puppies. The only thing different in Richard’s front yard, compared to the other yards in his neighborhood, is that his is still green.  While drought may have left the rest of the yards dry and brown, Richard’s lawn somehow ...


    By Forest Grass

  • HiPAF specified for woodlands hospital in Northampton case study

    Woodland Hospital is one of Northamptonshire's leading private hospitals located in Kettering. The hospital has 35 single rooms, all with en suite facilities, a multi bedded day ward and a two bedded high dependency unit. When Ramsay Healthcare decided to increase the number of rooms and extend the facilities, one piece of equipment essential to the smooth running of the hospital required ...


    By WPL Ltd

  • Major transport mechanisms of pyrethroids in residential settings and effects of mitigation measures

    The major pathways for transport of pyrethroids were determined in runoff studies conducted at a full scale test facility in central California. The six replicate house lots were typical of front lawns and house fronts of California residential developments and consisted of stucco walls, garage doors, driveways, and residential lawn irrigation sprinkler systems. Each of the six lots also ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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