Friday, June 16, 2006


There's no need to water more than an inch per week. Over-watering is unhealthy for lawns and invites lawn disease. Placing a tuna can under the sprinkler will help gauge water depth. Water early in the morning to avoid excessive evaporation from midday sun.

Taller grass has deeper roots, causing the plants to need less watering. Set mower height to 3 inches and cut grass when it reaches 4.5 inches.

Sharpen mower blades. Dull blades harm grass blades, inviting disease.

Return grass clippings to the lawn. Grass mulching decreases weeds up to 60% and is a natural fertilizer.

Avoid cheap grass seed, as it typically has weed seeds mixed in. Get good quality perennial rye and fescue seeds.

Each time you mow, try alternating your pattern and path. This prevents the soil from compacting.

Soil biota helps provide a stable healthy lawn. If your lawn has been treated chemically, it will take a couple of years for the soil microorganisms to rebuild.


A lawsuit filed by the United Farmworkers of America against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has forced the agency to begin phasing out a highly toxic organophosphate pesticide that has contaminated food and poisoned farmworkers. The pesticide, azinphos-methyl ("AZM"), is used on a variety of food crops, including potatoes, cranberries, and peaches. AZM is a highly toxic neurotoxin derived from nerve agents used during World War II.

In 2001, the EPA found that AZM posed unacceptable risks to farmworkers, but due to industry pressure, the agency kept it on the market. "This pesticide has put thousands of workers at risk of serious illness every year," said Erik Nicholson of the United Farmworkers of America. The EPA will phase out AZM over the next four years.
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Saturday, June 03, 2006

What's in your Medicine Cabinet?

One of my favorite products that I call "Green Cream" is a wonderful botanical formula direct from Dr. Shaklee. With summer upon us if might be a good idea to add this to your medicine cabinet if you don't have it already. It's great on sunburns, and as you can see, insect bites, etc.

Here are some of the uses for the wonderful "GREEN CREAM"the MENTHOLATED MARVEL soothes and softens

This minty fresh, mentholated cream is especially formulated for rough, dry, and chapped skin. It softens and comforts calloused hands and feet. It has no greasy residue. It soothes sunburns.


FACE…..for acne, skin rashes, pimples, blackheads, sunburn
LIPS…..for chapped, dry lips, canker sores, cracks at corners of the mouth, cold sores
HAIR….for dandruff, head sores, scaly spots on scalp, perm burns
BACK….for backaches and tightness in neck
HANDS….for chapped, dry hands, warts, rashes, detergent burns, cuticles, hangnails
FEET….for athletes' foot, planters' warts, warts, corns, calluses, rashes, foot cramps, tired aching feet, bruises, blisters
LEGS….for charley horses, cramps, aching muscles, dry skin, rashes, cuts, bruises
BOTTOMS….for diaper rash, hemorrhoids, vaginal infections
SHAVING CREAM….Add some water to cream. Gives clean, smooth, cool shave
PSORIASIS….Relieves redness, itching and inflammation

"I cured seeping Psoriasis on our son's scalp when he was about 20 years old, by having him wash his head each night with Basic-H and every morning I rubbed Herbal Blend Multi-Purpose Cream on his scalp…IT WORKED!! For a long time he continued to bathe and wash his head in Basic-H. Now the family all uses Shaklee's [Shampoo and Conditioner]".

HOT PEPPER HANDS….Relieves burning and soreness caused by hot peppers.
HEADACHES….Rub on temples and forehead. Helps relieve ache.
DIAPER RASH….Has eliminated this problem in many infants. Shaklee deodorant cream also works great!
ACNE….Wash with Basic-H and apply cream. Amazing results
WARTS….Has a tremendous healing effect and you can eliminate warts if you apply Herbal Blend to the area twice a day CONSISTANTLY!! It may take several weeks but eventually you will notice a
separation around the perimeter of the wart and it will fall off leaving a crater like hole in the skin.
Keep applying the Herbal Blend and the area will heal and fill in with new tissue.
CHICKEN POX….Applied at onset, pox marks heal quickly and disappear.

The above are not product claims…rather they are results that some people have experienced!

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