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Sean Hemmer (seh1101)

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Sean Hemmer is located in the spledid city of Madison, Wisconsin and is a certified arborist of the International Society of Arboriculture. He is also licensed by the state of Wisconsin to apply pesticides to turf and landscaped environments. Current employment is with a nonprofit retirement community as a gardener and landscaper. Future goals consist of writing a comprehensive field guide to edible wild plants of Wisconsin.

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  • How to Save an Overfertilized Plant
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    How to Save an Overfertilized Plant

    4 weeks ago

    Applying fertilizer in excess can easily damage and kill plants. Saving plants from fertilizer damage is possible, but a little work and patience is needed before the plant becomes healthy again.

  • Classic Superman Video Games
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    Classic Superman Video Games

    3 years ago

    Superman has starred in many video games and some of the earlier games sparked ideas and styles that are still used in Superman video games today.

  • Neem Oil Organic Insecticide
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    Neem Oil Organic Insecticide

    6 months ago

    Neem oil is organic and can be used in homemade mixtures to control many kinds of garden and plant pests.

  • Snake Plant Propagation
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    Snake Plant Propagation

    3 years ago

    The propagation of the snake plant is very easy via cuttings or divisions. Cuttings are slightly more complicated than divisions but both are easy none-the-less. Only a few materials are needed to perform divisions and...

  • Snake Plant Care
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    Snake Plant Care

    3 years ago

    The snake plant, Sansevieria trifasciata, is a very common and easy to grow house plant. Growing snake plant is very easy due to its ability to tolerate low light environments and irregular watering. One of the major...

  • How to Use Vinegar to Kill Weeds
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    How to Use Vinegar to Kill Weeds

    7 months ago

    Vinegar is effective as a weed killer due to its ability to draw moisture out of foliage. Household vinegar may also be used in combination with other household items, like salt and dish detergent, to kill weeds....

  • Control Gypsy Moths
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    Control Gypsy Moths

    3 years ago

    The gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar, is one of North America's most devastating pests. The larvae can defoliate and kill trees if infestations are large and reoccurring. Damage reduction is absolutely key.

  • Blue Agave Care
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    Blue Agave Care

    3 years ago

    Caring for blue agave plants is very easy and can make for an interesting houseplant or garden specimen. The requirements for water and nutrients are low, but a high amount of sunlight is needed.

  • How to Keep Soil Moist Without Excessive Watering
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    How to Keep Soil Moist Without Excessive Watering

    4 years ago

    Keeping soil moist while avoiding excessive watering is a key when growing most plants. Excessive watering is a novice mistake that can easily harm and even kill plants. There are several methods can be used to reduce...

  • How to Protect New Trees in Winter
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    How to Protect New Trees in Winter

    3 years ago

    Winter can be very harsh on young, newly planted trees. Frost cracking, sun scalding, evergreen discoloration, die-back, and frost heaving can severely damage or kill new trees. Ice, snow, and especially salt can damage...

  • Maple Tar Spot
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    Maple Tar Spot

    4 years ago

    Maple Tar Spot is a disease that causes black spots on the leaves of several species of maple trees, mainly Norway and silver maples. The disease is caused by a fungi that resides in leaf litter. The disease can be...

  • Croton Care
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    Croton Care

    4 years ago

    Croton houseplants are very colorful featuring shades of red, pink, orange, yellow, green, purple, and white depending on the variety. Croton is a tropical plant that is native to several islands in the Pacific Ocean....

  • Fittonia Care
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    Fittonia Care

    11 days ago

    Fittonia is often called a "nerve plant" or "mosaic plant." The plant features beautiful red, pink, or white veins that contrast with dark green foliage. Caring for fittonia requires a little more...

  • N-P-K (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium) Fertilizer
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    N-P-K (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium) Fertilizer

    4 years ago

    Understanding fertilizer labels and what each nutrient provides to plants is essential when growing lawns, vegetables, fruits, and ornamental plants. The main three nutrients are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium...

  • Controlling Weeds Organically
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    Controlling Weeds Organically

    3 years ago

    There are a few routes of organic weed control that are easy and safe for people, pets, and the environment.

  • Exterminating Sidewalk Weeds
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    Exterminating Sidewalk Weeds

    4 years ago

    Weeds that grow in the cracks of sidewalks are unsightly and annoying, but there are several methods of eradicating sidewalk weeds. Mechanical eradication, household remedies, and chemical herbicides can all be used to...

  • How to Take Care of a Yucca Plant
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    How to Take Care of a Yucca Plant

    7 months ago

    Yuccas are very common, especially in arid regions of the Americas. The yucca plant is easy to care for and has similar requirements to that of cacti. Proper sunlight and soil, along with watering and fertilizer...

  • How to Grow Sunflowers
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    How to Grow Sunflowers

    4 years ago

    Sunflowers produce large, bright flower heads that tower above other flowers. Growing sunflowers is easy and rewarding, especially to those who enjoy the blooms and eating the seeds. Proper soil preparation, watering,...

  • Aloe Vera Plant Care
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    Aloe Vera Plant Care

    8 months ago

    Aloe vera plants are easy to grow and make great houseplants. Aloes can grow relatively quick when given optimal conditions and care. Soil type, watering schedule, light requirements, and occasional fertilization will...

  • How to Build a Terrarium
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    How to Build a Terrarium

    4 years ago

    Terrariums are mini ecosystems that can be nearly self-sustaining, while containing colorful and interesting plants. Building a terrarium only requires a few materials and can be easily put together at home. A little...

  • Goalkeeper Mental Training
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    Goalkeeper Mental Training

    4 years ago

    Goalkeeping is the most unique position on the pitch. Many training sessions and matches are needed to meet the physical demands of the position, but the psychological development is often overlooked when learning or...

  • Parlour Palm Care
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    Parlour Palm Care

    4 years ago

    The "Parlour Palm", Chamaedorea elegans, is often grown as a houseplant. The palm is one of the most popular houseplants due to its ease of care and light requirements. Proper care is essential to keep the...

  • Goalkeeper Gloves Care
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    Goalkeeper Gloves Care

    4 years ago

    Care is needed to extend the life of goalkeeper gloves. Washing is vital to preserve the natural latex foam used on the palm and fingers of the gloves. Minor repairs are also needed to squeeze a little more life out of...

  • Propagating Alocasia Polly
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    Propagating Alocasia Polly

    4 years ago

    Alocasia is a genus of broad-leaved tuberous perennials from the family Araceae. It has a few common names such as elephant ear plant and African mask alocasia. The best propagation method of alocasia is via division...

  • Classic Mojito Recipe Using Fresh Spearmint
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    Classic Mojito Recipe Using Fresh Spearmint

    4 years ago

    The mojito is one of the most refreshing drinks of the summer months. Using fresh mint is a must when assembling the perfect mojito. Selecting sprigs from a mint plant will make or break the flavor of a mojito....

  • Growing Prickly Pear Cactus
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    Growing Prickly Pear Cactus

    2 weeks ago

    Growing prickly pear cacti is relatively easy when given the proper climate, soil, and location.

  • Growing Datura Moonflowers
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    Growing Datura Moonflowers

    4 weeks ago

    Datura is a genus of herbaceous flower plants commonly referred to as Angel's Trumpets and Moonflowers. Datura have a distinctly large trumpet-shaped flower with large green leaves that grow in an alternating pattern....

  • Venus Flytrap Care
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    Venus Flytrap Care

    2 years ago

    The Venus Flytrap, Dionaea muscipula, is a carnivorous plant that dines on insects and arachnids. Caring for Venus fly traps is unlike many common houseplants. Water, soil, and sunlight need to be taken into close...

  • How to Propagate a Jade Plant
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    How to Propagate a Jade Plant

    8 months ago

    Jade is a succulent plant native to South Africa, and is a very common houseplant. Jade is easy to care for, requires little watering, and is easily propagated. Propagating jade is the most rewarding part of growing...

  • Marimo Propagation
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    Marimo Propagation

    3 years ago

    Marimo (Cladophora aegagropila) is actually a variety of fresh water algae that grows into a ball. The spherical shape is caused by tumbling on lake bottoms. Propagating marimo is easy, and caring for the newly...

  • How to Care for Money Trees
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    How to Care for Money Trees

    3 years ago

    The Pachira aquatica, commonly referred to as the Money Tree or Money Plant, is a tropical wetland tree that is native to Central and South America. It is a common houseplant and used in Feng shui. Money trees are easy...

  • Organic vs Non-Organic Soil
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    Organic vs Non-Organic Soil

    3 years ago

    There are many differences between organic and non-organic soils. Mulch, compost, and manure are organic and will transform a nutrient deficient soil into a rich organic environment for plants. Perlite, vermiculite,...

  • How to Grow Bamboo Cuttings
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    How to Grow Bamboo Cuttings

    8 months ago

    Bamboo cuttings are a form of vegetative propagation that uses part of a parent plant to produce a new plant. There are three relatively easy methods of bamboo cuttings; root mass divisions, rhizome cuttings, and culm...

  • Soil Preparation
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    Soil Preparation

    6 months ago

    Preparing soil for planting and gardening is often overlooked, but is essential to growing healthy plants. Many simple tests can be performed to determine soil composition, nutrients, and drainage. Fertilizing, tilling,...

  • How to Grow Mint Indoors
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    How to Grow Mint Indoors

    4 years ago

    Learning how to grow mint indoors is an easy and rewarding experience. Several factors impact the ability to grow indoors - the growing container, soil type, propagation methods, light requirements, and pruning methods...

  • How to Sterilize Soil
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    How to Sterilize Soil

    3 years ago

    Sterilizing potting soil is very important for seedlings, young plants, and transplants. Soil naturally contains pathogens, bacteria, and fungi that can harm or kill susceptible plants. Knowing how to sterilize potting...

  • Kudzu Vine Identification
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    Kudzu Vine Identification

    4 years ago

    Kudzu (Pueraria montana) is a highly invasive deciduous, semi-woody, perennial vine. Kudzu kills trees, shrubs, and crops by girdling them. Girdling cuts off water and nutrient movement within the plants. Kudzu can also...

  • Purple Shamrock Propagation
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    Purple Shamrock Propagation

    4 years ago

    Purple shamrock, Oxalis triangularis, is a plant unique to Brazil. It is used as a common house plant with striking purple foliage and small white flowers. Propagation can be accomplished very easily by dividing the...

  • Breakout Video Game Clones
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    Breakout Video Game Clones

    3 years ago

    There are many video games spanning many platforms over the years that are based on brick-breaking game play and ball bouncing physics. The objective of any brick-breaker game is to eliminate the bricks from the stage...

  • Banned Weapons of Modern Warfare
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    Banned Weapons of Modern Warfare

    4 years ago

    Chemical gases, nuclear weaponry, landmines and incendiary weapons are the offspring of technology and warfare. Such weapons are currently banned or restricted under several treaties, and all are labeled as inhumane...

  • Common Pokeweed Identification
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    Common Pokeweed Identification

    4 years ago

    Common Pokeweed is very poisonous to mammals. It has distinct red branches and stems with dark purple berries. The berry juice is red, and stains skin and clothing. The taproot is large and difficult to eradicate.

  • Mosin Nagant: Lighten Trigger Pull
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    Mosin Nagant: Lighten Trigger Pull

    4 years ago

    Tin foil can be used to lessen the trigger pull on the Mosin Nagant rifle. A lighter trigger pull can produce better accuracy for the shooter.

  • U.S. Aircraft Carriers in The Gulf War
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    U.S. Aircraft Carriers in The Gulf War

    4 years ago

    U.S. aircraft carriers made a huge impact for the U.S. offense during the Gulf War. Four out of 6 carriers received naval honors for their duty in the Gulf War.

  • Experiment: Vinegar vs. Limestone
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    Experiment: Vinegar vs. Limestone

    4 years ago

    The reaction between vinegar and limestone is due to limestone being a base, and vinegar being an acid. An experiment can easily be done at home.

  • Identify Counterfeit Jerseys
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    Identify Counterfeit Jerseys

    4 years ago

    Identifying counterfeit jerseys saves time and money when looking for authentic team sports apparel. The material, stitching, serial tags and numbering all give away clues of the article being real or fake.

  • Reflection and Refraction
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    Reflection and Refraction

    4 years ago

    Prisms, mirrors and the moon provide evidence of how light can be changed via environments. The human eye is complex, but humans only see how light effects an object by causing it to appear brighter or different....

  • Most Absorbent Materials
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    Most Absorbent Materials

    4 years ago

    Super absorbent materials make life easier, cleaner, and even fun. Sodium polycrylate and aerogel are absorbent miracles of science, while sponges and clay are miracles of nature.

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