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Workouts for health and wellness!

Workouts for health and wellness!

April 22, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Workouts for health Do you really need another reason to work out? There are already so many benefits that come with a regular exercise routine including maintaining a healthy...

  • Nutrition facts Why you should avoid Trans fats
    Nutrition facts Why you should avoid Trans fats

    The ugly nutrition facts of Trans fats. There has been a lot of talk about trans fats in the news lately. New York...

    April 22, 2012 at 6:16 pm
  • How to Detect Symptoms of Stress
    How to Detect Symptoms of Stress

    Did you know that crossing your arms is one of many symptoms of stress? That simple gesture says keep your distance....

    April 22, 2012 at 5:59 pm
  • The Art of Coping With Stress
    The Art of Coping With Stress

    Coping with stress is easier than you think. There is no need for workplace stress, nor does stress have any place...

    April 22, 2012 at 5:45 pm

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Time Management Blues Gotcha Down?

Time Management Blues Gotcha Down?

April 22, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Effective time management is easier with meditation. It calms you down, clears your mind, and improves your ability to focus on your task at hand. Until about 10 years ago,...

  • Charity organizations
    Charity organizations

    Asking friends, some of whom are struggling to keep afloat, to choose charity organizations and donate is not a...

    April 21, 2012 at 8:47 pm
  • Italy Vacation Packages
    Italy Vacation Packages

    Italy vacation packages makes it easier for you to travel to Italy. When choosing your vacation destination it...

    April 19, 2012 at 9:47 pm
  • Your Honeymoon in Costa Rica
    Your Honeymoon in Costa Rica

    A honeymoon in Costa Rica is the perfect place to celebrate your new marriage. As you walk together hand in hand...

    April 19, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Sport and Hobbies »

Mental Awareness For Tennis Winners

Mental Awareness For Tennis Winners

April 16, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Awareness ties in with all other mental toughness areas. Take concentration. Lets say a person is 4-0 up first set, and they relax as they are way up, and a person does not...

  • Should my child play on a travel team or club team?
    Should my child play on a travel team or club team?

    There are travel teams and club teams for baseball, softball, soccer, ice hockey, and almost any other sport you...

    April 16, 2012 at 8:41 pm
  • Tee-Ball coaching and drills
    Tee-Ball coaching and drills

    Tee-Ball coaching 1st Practice Set the tone for your season. The Tee-Ball coaches 1st practice will help set the...

    April 16, 2012 at 8:38 pm
  • 5 Tips for Coaches
    5 Tips for Coaches

    Reinforcement for experienced Coaches Training for coaches is a relatively new concept, when I say new I mean in...

    April 16, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Food and Drinks »

Nutrition facts Why you should avoid Trans fats

Nutrition facts Why you should avoid Trans fats

April 22, 2012 at 6:16 pm

The ugly nutrition facts of Trans fats. There has been a lot of talk about trans fats in the news lately. New York city started the ban on them in its restaurants a couple...

  • Donate
    Donate

    Asking friends, some of whom are struggling to keep afloat, to donate is not a request I take lightly. These are...

    April 21, 2012 at 8:53 pm
  • Body Mass Index Calculator
    Body Mass Index Calculator

    BMI is the acronym for “Body Mass Index”. Body Mass Index is a measure of someone’s body fat...

    April 21, 2012 at 1:03 pm
  • 8 Ways to Save Money on Groceries
    8 Ways to Save Money on Groceries

    You don’t have to be a rocket scientist in order to save big money on groceries. Simply changing a few of...

    April 15, 2012 at 3:24 pm

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Types Of Fertilizers

Types Of Fertilizers

An overview of the types of fertilizers available today. This page will ‘un-confuse’ you by explaining clearly and simply, what the main types of fertilizer are. Your First Choice Fertilizers fall into one of 2 types depending on whether they get into the plant through the roots or the leaves.     Soil-Applied Fertilizer applied to the soil in which […]

Tree Fertilizer, Understanding How Trees Grow

Tree Fertilizer, Understanding How Trees Grow

What is tree food? Carbohydrates (mainly sugar and some starch). (It’s certainly not fertilizers as some people think)     Where does the tree get the carbs from? The air. More specifically from the carbon dioxide and water in the air. In the presence of sunlight, trees turn these two abundant substances into carbohydrates in their leaves. These carbs are […]

Fertilizer pollution is a hazard to the land

Fertilizer pollution is a hazard to the land

Fertilizer pollution is a hazard to the land, the air and, most importantly, our water. Eutrophication Of Waterways When solid fertilizers are used incorrectly (too much and/or at the wrong time) they can cause serious contamination of lakes, rivers and underground aquifers. Enrichment of the waterways by the fertilizer nutrients, mainly N and P, is called eutrophication. Eutrophication causes excessive […]

Soil Pollution type of fertilizer pollution

Soil Pollution type of fertilizer pollution

Heavy Metals The main pollution of the soil caused by fertilizers and manure directly is the introduction of heavy metals, and their associated compounds, into the soil. For example some solid phosphate fertilizers, particularly superphosphate, have introduced Cadmium (Cd), Arsenic (As), Uranium (U), Vanadium (V) and Zinc (Zn). Also in some countries sewage sludge is used as a fertilizer and, […]

Rock Dust. Valuable Or Not?

Rock Dust. Valuable Or Not?

Many people think rock dust could provide answers to some hefty problems facing the world today. Others, most notably the chemical fertilizer industry, don’t. The answer seems to be … we don’t really know yet, but it’s worth finding out. What Is It? Rock dust (RD)is typically a by-product of the quarrying industry, and at the moment it has little […]

Potassium Fertilizer, Why Is K So Important?

Potassium Fertilizer, Why Is K So Important?

Often known as potash fertilizer because early forms of K fertilizer were made from wood ashes in metal pots. (The word potassium comes from the old english potash). Today it is mined from abundant mineral deposits in Saskatchewan, California, New Mexico, Utah and Germany among others. Soil applied solid potassium fertilizer (K) is one of the major causes of eutrophication […]

Phosphorus Fertilizer, How Does A Plant Get P?

Phosphorus Fertilizer, How Does A Plant Get P?

Phosphorus is a very special non-renewable resource. Phosphorus fertilizer is made from phosphate rock. Most of the phosphorus in this rock is insoluble so it’s normally treated (with sulphuric acid to convert it into Superphosphate for example) to make it available to plants. To understand why it’s such a special resource consider this direct quote from a US Geological Survey […]

Phosphorite – Phosphate Rock Fertilizer

Phosphorite – Phosphate Rock Fertilizer

Phosphorite, or rock phosphate, is considered to be an organic fertilizer as it comes from natural sources. It is a slow release source of phosphorus (P) and works best for perennial crops (rather than annuals) , in acid soils (pH < 5.5), and where there’s a decent rainfall (> 800mm annually. Although it’s genrally regarded as less cost effective than […]

Pasture Fertilizer, What Makes Pasture Soil Healthy?

Pasture Fertilizer, What Makes Pasture Soil Healthy?

The principle behind the correct use of pasture fertilizer is pretty simple really. Stock animals grow on pasture. Pasture grows on soil. If you want healthy pasture you need healthy soil, and … Fertilizer plays a critical role in whether or not the soil under your pasture is healthy. The trouble is it’s not always a positive role. What Makes […]

Palm Tree Fertilizer

Palm Tree Fertilizer

How to get the best results from a palm tree fertilizer. What Are Palm Trees? They are one of the most ancient of all plants and are basically a family of flowering plants that thrives in warm moist conditions. There are 32 genera with about 1100 species. Humans have always used them and the date palm in particular was a […]

Natural Fertilizer, Organic Foliar Fertilizers

Natural Fertilizer, Organic Foliar Fertilizers

When most people think of natural fertilizer the most obvious thing that comes to mind is compost. That makes sense too, because in nature that’s what eventually happens to all animal and plant material that falls on the ground. It decomposes to compost and its nutrients are taken up by plants to help them grow. In that sense it’s probably […]

My various homemade fertilizer methods

My various homemade fertilizer methods

Firstly let me say these methods work for me and I’m a pretty lazy gardener and will take the easiest way possible to get something done and I find throwing stuff out the door onto the garden pretty darn easy! Acid loving plants: These guys (roses bluberries,azalias etc) love a little extra acid and I’m way too cheap to buy […]

Liquid Nitrogen Fertilizer

Liquid Nitrogen Fertilizer

How a liquid nitrogen fertilizer has been helping farmers get great results for 30 years. A Problem Facing Farmers Plant nutrition often largely depends on efficient cycling of Nitrogen (N) from unavailable soil organic forms, to available mineral forms, such as Nitrate and Ammonium. In pastoral farming, the grazing animal returns large amounts of N to the soil/plant system in […]

Liquid Lawn Fertilizer

Liquid Lawn Fertilizer

Liquid lawn fertilizer might be the answer you’ve been looking for. If you’re in a hurry and you need a quick guide, check out “The Responsible Lawn Fertilizer Chart”. There’s no doubt about it, well fed lawns do better. Just like you and I, they need good nutrition to cope with life’s stresses and strains. It helps them stand up […]

Liquid organic fertilizers

Liquid organic fertilizers

Liquid fertilizer for the purpose of this web-site is fertilizer applied in liquid form to the leaves of the plants, thereby supplying organic and inorganic nutrients directly to the plant as opposed to indirectly through the soil. It’s important to note that it doesn’t include chemical, synthetic, solid fertilizers that have been mixed with water and called ‘liquid’. It has […]

Lime Fertilizer, Why Is The Soil Acidic?

Lime Fertilizer, Why Is The Soil Acidic?

Lime fertilizer is not really fertilizer at all but a substance added to raise the pH of the soil (ie make it less acidic), to overcome aluminium toxicity and to increase the availability of phosphorous and molybdenum. The most commonly used form is agricultural lime, ground limestone which is calcium carbonate (CaCO3). Let’s discuss the logical questions that relate to […]

Lawn Fertilizer Spreaders and Lawn Sprayers

Lawn Fertilizer Spreaders and Lawn Sprayers

How you work out which lawn fertilizer spreaders or lawn sprayers are best for your lawn. Organic Or Not? First decide how environmentally responsible you’ll be. If you don’t really care that much, use a spreader to apply solid, chemical fertilizer. If you do care about the impact that your lawn and millions like it have on the waterways, use […]

Kelp Meal, Using It As A Fertilizer

Kelp Meal, Using It As A Fertilizer

Kelp meal is a sustainable, organic fertilizer that does many good things for your garden. It’s made by harvesting sea kelp plants which are then dried and milled in specialist food processing plants into their final form. Like a lot of organic fertilizers it doesn’t have a high NPK reading and some people make the mistake of thinking that this […]

Humus What Is It?

Humus What Is It?

Humus (H) is a vital and often misunderstood ingredient of a fertile soil. What Is It? When we put any kind of organic matter into the soil a vast army of micro organisms (bacteria, fungi, worms etc) become activated and mobilised to convert such inert organic matter to an end product called humus (H). This is the final residual component […]

High Quality Humate

High Quality Humate

What Does It Do? When we put any kind of organic matter into the soil a vast army of micro-organisms (bacteria, fungi, worms etc.) become activated and mobilised to convert such inert organic matter to an end product called humus. Humus promoting sunstances have played a major role in improving crop and pasture production for many hundreds of years without […]