Although we have been experiencing hot weather into September, cooler weather is in the forecast, so this is a good time to have a good look at your lawn and plan for its fall care. With this summer’s drought and possible insufficient or inappropriate watering, many lawns are suffering. A deep watering once a week (at least one inch of water) is better than more frequent, smaller watering. In areas where there are tree or shrub roots underneath, a deeper watering is required.
With fall just around the corner, this is a good time to look around your garden and see what needs to be done. Some annuals may be looking a bit tired or getting leggy. They can still get a light shearing and will produce more blooms - many like the cooler weather. Petunias will bloom into frost, and pansies are revived by cooler temperatures. Petunias nowadays are self-cleaning and do not require deadheading, but many other annuals will bloom better if spent flowers are removed.
After several weeks of hot weather and insignificant rainfall, many trees are showing signs of stress due to drought. Symptoms include any of the following: wilted foliage; a sparse canopy of small, off-colour leaves; browning of leaves or leaf margins; yellowing and premature fall coloration; and leaf drop. Trees suffering drought are more susceptible to insects and diseases, especially borers.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".