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Understanding how to manage animal manure

...most common way to add nutrients to the soil, but animal manure is good too, if you...the nutrient mix and help condition the soil but often introduce weed seeds into your...professor and head of the Department of Soil, Water and Climate at the University of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-02-26/understanding-how-ma
Sid Mullis: Dethatch lawns before dry season

...to 1 inch per week, depending on your soil type. Water during this time can literally...plant matter between the grass and the soil. If thatch gets more than ½ inch thick...starts growing in the thatch, not in the soil.This can lead to problems for the lawn...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-02-26/sid-mullis-dethatch-
Rory McIlroy looking to carry momentum into Honda Classic

...Wednesday. "And I want to be in it as long as I can."It's only going to get more chaotic.McIlroy competes on American soil for the first time in five months when the Honda Classic begins today. The palm trees and tropical warmth of south Florida are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-02-25/rory-mcilroy-looking-carry-m
Bald cypress trees can thrive outside swamp

...pyramidal form that doesn't require pruning.The tree prefers sites in full sun. It adapts to both wet and dry soils but prefers soils that are acidic. Its soft-textured, flat needles are a half-inch to three-quarters of an inch long, spiraling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-02-19/bald-cypress-trees-c
Wine Time: Reyneke Vinehugger Chardonnay 2014, South Africa

...sourced from predominantly sandy-loam soils in the Western Cape. A portion of the...as Clarke told us about the climate and soils of South Africa, which are particularly...lots of sunshine. There are 67 types of soil, with sandstone, shale and decomposed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-02-10/wine-time-reyneke-vin
Historic Trinity CME church to be demolished in ground contamination project

...across the street from Trinity.Soil and water tests confirmed contamination...64,000 tons of contaminated soil and treated 82,500 additional tons of soil with cleaning programs and 1...materials, not the unsaturated soils, which were addressed in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-11/historic-trinity-cme-church-
Wine Time: El Porvenir Amauta Corte I 2013, Argentina

...little something extra going for them. Perhaps it's because the vines have to struggle so hard to get nourishment in rocky soil. Often it is because the grapes get such intense sunlight. Sometimes a huge temperature swing from night to day can intensify...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-02-24/wine-time-el-porvenir
Christians all too familiar with persecution

...new to Christianity, nor are its perpetrators limited to radical expressions of Islam. In truth, persecution is the native soil into which Christianity was planted.From the rise of Nero, whose garden parties were illuminated by impaled Christians tarred...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2015-02-20/christians-all-too-famil
'No sense of itself'

...don't have to agree on everything, or even a lot. But we ought to at least agree on the nature of what has been created on this soil, and what we are now only temporary stewards of.The Constitution, our social contract, sets out a pretty clear path: a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-02-13/no-sense-itself
Winter is the best time to plant new shade trees

...drained or in hard compacted soils, they probably won't do well...Give trees plenty of open soil surface area in which to thrive...your new tree will sit in a soil bathtub and drown.Prepare...shrubs nearby, the planting area soil should be tilled. If there...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-01-22/winter-best-time-pla