Posts tagged "Lawn care"

"A Chemical Reaction" Screening at Columbia College Chicago

“A Chemical Reaction: The Story of a True Green Revolution,” will be screened at Columbia College Chicago on March 20. The critically acclaimed film questions many of the products and practices used to create and maintain lawns. According to a press release for the screening 78 million U.S households use home and garden pesticides. This... Read more »

Choosing Lawn Fertilizers

Came across another helpful video by the University of Illinois Extension that talks about winterizing your lawn to prepare it for next year. It focuses on choosing the right lawn fertilizer for late summer early fall. When it says that organic lawn fertilizers are “lower in analysis” than “commercial chemical-type fertilizers” it is referring to... Read more »

Da Bears, Da Birds, Dirt Weed & Fresh Food Stamps

A Marijuana plant was spotted growing in a parkway in Rogers Park. This summer I was asked by a neighbor to grow Marijuana plants for her in my garden. I surprised myself when it took me a few moments to say no. I blame it on the recession. A couple of days later I attended... Read more »
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Lolla '09 and Grant Park

Over the weekend Grant Park was ground zero for one of the largest music festivals and not being a music buff, or attendee, I found myself curiously drawn to news here on ChicagoNow and on Twitter about the acts performing and the crowds. I was the Web 2.0 version of the grouchy neighborhood guy sitting... Read more »