One of the few things that weed cloth is good for is growing weeds. Fugitive dust settling in the gravel or wood mulch topping soon creates a potting mix perfect for rye grass, burclover or whatever seeds might blow in.
Former mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake rat-proofed Baltimore's trash but left recycling for the vermin. This new receptacle by two of the city's most notable art welders and a Californian garden writer offers a prototype shed that could secure trash and recycling while eliminating visual blight caused by the bins.
In May, an appellate court ruled that a bid by an Orange County water company to export desert water for sale to So Cal cities qualifies as “conservation.”
Hands down the most delightful story in the world of water this week was Hazel Davis's short profile of Lord Rokeby, "the original hipster."
Is the US Congress Zika's best friend in Puerto Rico? Plus floating bridges for New York, mind-blowing maps, frack fluid in Texas floods, LA and its "islands," seagulls on a NOAA Great Lake cam and more in the week's water news.
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