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Mercury Accumulation in Plants and its Effects

Mercury Accumulation in Plants and its Effects

Mercury is one of the most dangerous toxic trace metal pollutants that can affect the growth of many plant species. It accumulates biologically and enters in to the food chain system generating long term health problems. Industrial development has been considered as one of the major factors responsible for increasing levels of mercury accumulations within the plants. Anthropogenic activities have contributed significantly to the mercury adulteration of our atmosphere. Some of these common causes include…

Low Maintenance Landscape Designing

Low Maintenance Landscape Designing

Many of the home gardens have  typical ”hardscapes,” combinations of walls, pavers, pergolas and water features. One thing most of them have in common is being over-planted. Some of the home gardens look lie ”plant collections,” with one each of many different species and some other have mass-plantings. There could always be a better way to fill landscape beds with color without appearing cluttered.Otherwise most of the designs will have twice or three times the…

Fire-Resistant Plants For Home and Garden Safety

Fire-Resistant Plants For Home and Garden Safety

It is really important to make sure what you plant around your home will help keep it safe from a fire. What you plant could mean the difference between saving your home, or watching it burn. The lilacs would be a good shrub, spiraea, barberry, are all good choices, they’re mostly deciduous shrubs, and they have a lower burn point. Roses and lilies are also good plants for fire-prone areas. As a general rule, plants that hold…

Mosquitoes:A Serious Problem in Home and Garden

Mosquitoes:A Serious Problem in Home and Garden

If there are any places around your home and garden where water can collect you may be raising mosquitoes. You should get rid of old tires, tin cans, bottles, jars, buckets and other containers, or you should keep them empty of water. Keep rain barrels covered and screened. Repair leaky pipes, outside faucets, and move air conditioner drain hoses frequently to avoid damp soil. Also change and scrub vases, bird baths or watering pans for…

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