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Waste district chairman lauds passing marks for compost facility inspection

The chairman of Lake County's solid waste board credits a typically unheralded employee in the agency's ranks with good marks recently bestowed on the district by a state environmental inspector.

October 14, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Mow down improper yard waste

If it's hard to teach old dogs new tricks, teaching old gardeners might be tricky.

May 28, 2013 12:00 am
Salt can leave a bad taste in lawns and gardens

Salt can leave a bad taste in lawns and gardens

Salt in the soil can be deadly for lawns, trees and gardens, robbing plants of their ability to absorb water. Salt-tolerant varieties are available, however, and ground laden with soluble toxins can be flushed clean to depths below the root zone.

December 06, 2012 12:00 am
Gardeners design composter for home gardens

Gardeners design composter for home gardens

CROWN POINT | Composting, layering grass clippings, fruit and vegetable scraps, twigs, leaves, adding moisture with circulating air, creates soil in a short time to return to the garden.

October 24, 2011 12:00 am
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