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Why All Bamboo Shouldn’t Be Banned SUNY Farmingdale holds conference to share information about maligned plant By Ronald Scaglia rscaglia@antonnews.com

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ot all bamboo is created equal. That’s the message that Michael Veracka, department chairperson and assistant professor of ornamental horticulture at Farmingdale State College, is trying to get across. There is concern among Long Islanders that bamboo is an invasive plant, which can quickly spread across property boundaries and become an issue between neighbors. Because of this, at least eight Long Island municipalities have banned bamboo, and others are considering similar bans. Veracka strongly disagrees with this. “It’s a knee-jerk reaction,” says Veracka about proposed laws to ban homeowners from planting bamboo on their property. “Many bamboo stay right where you want them to. What I find disturbing – we would hope people would not indiscriminately ban an entire genre of plant.” Veracka says that there are more than 1,400 species of bamboo and specifically separates bamboo into

two categories: “running” bamboo and “clumping” bamboo. He says that running bamboo species can indeed get out of control and spread across boundaries if not properly maintained and left unchecked. However, by contrast, he says that clumping bamboo does not. He adds that bamboo is not truly classified as an invasive plant, and that it is shortsighted to ban all varieties of bamboo because some varieties have a tendency to spread out. “[Our] objective is to let people know that when you indiscriminately ban all bamboo, you are doing a disservice,” says Veracka. “There are many varieties of bamboo that fall under the clumping bamboo characteristic, that do not have rhizomes and do not spread under ground.” To reach that objective of spreading the message, a conference titled, “Bamboo – Every Plant Has Its Rightful Place,” will be held on Friday Oct. 19, at Farmingdale State College from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Veracka hopes that the conference will enlighten the public and help to dis-

Eight Long Island municipalities have banned bamboo because of its genetic tendency to spread. However, Michael Veracka feels this is misguided as he says there are many varieties of bamboo, which are referred to as “clumping bamboo,” which do not spread.

pel the misconception that all bamboo is problematic. “The conference is to address the attention on bamboo and to say, ‘Let’s examine why we have this problem.’” Veracka commented. “It’s mostly because everyone is planting this very tall bamboo and are not aware of the other types. The thing that I would hope comes out of the conference is you get together and have a discussion, based on science, about how plants function and what their genetics are.” Veracka has grown bamboo in his own personal garden since 1982. He planted “running” bamboo and it did indeed escape the barrier he had installed to control it. However, he also says that he continues to have bamboo in his landscape because of many of its qualities. “As a landscape designer, what I enjoy about bamboo is that it has a lot of interesting attributes,” Veracka comments. “It’s an evergreen. It has winter appeal. In the winter, it’s a beautiful, pretty plant. It creates a habitat for birds. It’s one of the greenest plants around. Once, it’s established, it does not need fussy care. It regenerates itself, when you cut.” continued on page 10

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Autumn Lawn Care Tips For Great Looking Grass By Ronald Scaglia rscaglia@antonnews.com

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hen folks plan for a lush, green, and healthy lawn, they are usually thinking about the summer months. However, according to George Thompson, a sales associate at Hicks Nurseries, lawns tend to look their best on Long Island during the fall and springtime, as the grasses grown in the area tend to do better in cooler temperatures. Therefore, homeowners should continue to tend to their lawns so that they look great now, and will continue to do so next spring and summer. According to Thompson, this is especially important this year, as the summer weather was especially difficult on lawns.

Labor Day. However, if that has not been done, Thompson says that it is not too late to do so. He also recommends that a second application of fertilizer be applied in early November. He cautions that Nassau County prohibits the application of fertilizer between Nov. 15 and April 1, so homeowners should be diligent about getting that second application completed in early November. Thompson also suggests organic fertilizer. He advises that organic fertilizer is slow-released, and therefore will give lawns a longer period of time to restore themselves after the hot summer. 2. Keep lawns at the proper height The grass will continue to grow, so homeowners will still be mowing their lawns as the temperatures cool. Thompson advises homeowners and landscapers keep the height of lawns about 2 ½ to 3 inches high. He says that grass is a plant and by keeping its height short, there’s less of the plant to do photosynthesis. In addition, he also advises that keeping grass at a high level gives weeds less of an opportunity to invade the lawn. 3. Water lawns properly According to Thompson, lawns needs about an inch and a half of water per week. If the weather is rainy, this is easy for homeowners. However, during dry spells, lawns will need to be watered. Thompson advises that it is better to water lawns for longer periods of time than it is to water more frequently for shorter periods. He explains that if the watering period is short-

“People have had a lot of trouble with their lawns this year. We’ve had a lot of problems with fungus. It was a bad year for fungal diseases. The hot, humid weather creates an environment for fungal diseases.” “People have had a lot of trouble with their lawns this year,” Thompson explains. “We’ve had a lot of problems with fungus. It was a bad year for fungal diseases. The hot, humid weather creates an environment for fungal diseases.” So, Thompson advises that the autumn is a great time to help lawns recover from the summer. He offers the following suggestions on how to keep lawns looking great, both this and next year. 1. Fertilize Thompson says that fertilizer should have been applied around

Fall is a great time to seed because the air is cool but the ground is still warm which causes the roots to grow at a faster rate. Seed should be applied by mid-October.

It is better to water a lawn less frequently, but for a longer period of time as this will allow the water to go deeper into the soil, and the roots will follow.

er, the water will only reach the surface, even if it is done frequently. Conversely, if a lawn if watered for a longer period, the water reaches further down into the soil and the roots will consequentially follow down. Plants with deeper roots are less susceptible to stress. To determine how much water a lawn gets when it is watered, Thompson suggests putting a container by a sprinkler and measuring how much water fills up during a certain period of time. Lawn caretakers will then know how long it takes to reach a certain amount of water, and schedule accordingly. Thompson says that it is better to water three times per week, for a longer session each time, than to water every day for a short period. 4. Seed The fall is a great time to seed, according to Thompson. He says that because the air is cool, but the ground is still warm, roots will grow at a faster rate. He says that seeding is typically done in September, but if it hasn’t been done yet, seed can still be successfully applied until the middle of October. 5. Rake With falling temperatures, come falling leaves. Some mistakenly leave fallen leaves on lawns, thinking that the leaves will shelter the lawn from the cooler temperatures and harsher elements of the fall. This is not so explains Thompson. “Leaves sit on the grass and they keep the air from circulating,” he explains, saying that the leaves, in essence, smother grass. Therefore, fallen leaves should be cleared from lawns, especially if the lawn is newly seeded. 6. Apply lime It is very important for the soil to have a proper pH balance in order for the grass to be healthy. On

Raking leaves will make the lawn look neater and make the grass healthier, as fallen leaves on a lawn prevent air from circulating.

Long Island, almost all of the soil is acidic. Thompson explains that soil tends to be acidic my nature, but acid rain and tannic acid reaching the soil from oak leaves, makes it more acidic. Applying lime will help correct this. “It takes several months for lime to change pH,” says Thompson. “Fall is a great time to put it down because winter weather works it down to the soil faster and changes the pH faster.” Thompson also recommends that homeowners have a pH test done on their soil. He says that Hicks Nurseries will test soil for free. Customers should bring a dry, clean, soil sample into Hicks Nurseries to have it tested to determine the pH level of the soil.


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When Disaster Strikes Being prepared can make all the difference By Ronald Scaglia rscaglia@antonnews.com

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ome is where we should all feel safe. However, unfortunately, disasters, both natural and man-made do occur, and according to safety experts, homeowners should have an emergency plan as well as a response kit should an emergency arise. “For the average person it can seem overwhelming,” says Dr. K.C. Rondello MD, academic director of emergency management programs at Adelphi University. “They don’t want to acknowledge the possibility. If I don’t see it, it won’t happen. While we may never be able to eliminate the possibility, the science of emergency management says we can mitigate the consequences.” Adds Meghan McPherson, coordinator of the center for health innovation at Adelphi, “Tip O’Neill used to say that ‘all politics is local.’ All emergency management is

also local and it starts with your own family and your own house.” Rondello says that it is especially imperative for Long Islanders to have an emergency response kit, as it is a particular precarious place to prepare for a disaster. He points out that Long Island is in close proximity to the most populous city in the world, which is considered a prime terrorist target. In addition, because Long Island is an island, there are limited means of traveling off of it - by boat, tunnel, bridge or train. Rondello also adds that all of Long Island is at or slightly above sea level so the region, particularly the south shore, is in a flood plane. So what should Long Islanders do to be prepared for a disaster, which we hope will never happen? One thing that we should do, according to Rondello, is to have an emergency kit ready in case of a disaster that disrupts electricity. This kit should include items such as flashlights, fresh batteries, and a battery-powered radio to get information. In addition, he recommends extra clothing, blankets, and food and water for at least a threeday period. Even though this seems like simple advice, Rondello says that about half of all Americans do

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not have this type of emergency kit in their home. Rondello advises that, at a minimum, a person needs one gallon of water per day for hydration and sanitation needs so a family of four should have 12 gallons of water in an emergency kit to prepare for an emergency. However, since this is an absolute minimum, families may want to stock a larger supply. Food must also be stored, so Rondello advises nonperishable nutrient dense foods that have a reasonable amount of carbohydrates and

protein. He advises foods that family members would otherwise normally eat to make the fare more appealing and essentially become disaster comfort food. “In my kit I keep rice, oatmeal, meals ready to eat, and canned and packaged foods that are nonperishable,” Rondello says. “Check out expiration dates. Canned vegetables, corn, and rice, can be eaten cold if need be, but could be heated over a fire or a microwave.” continued on page 14

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Pumpkin Picking/Carving Tips By Dave Gil de Rubio dgilderubio@antonnews.com

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reshness is the key to picking the perfect pumpkin, so your best bet is to visit a farm that allows you to choose your own gourd. Be sure to inspect all sides of the pumpkin being sure to notice any mold, bruises or soft spots. The ideal one should be a bright shade of orange. The lighter the shade,

the softer it is, making it easier to carve. The tradeoff is that it will not last as long. Before taking it off the vine, set the pumpkin down levelly to see how it will sit once you go to display it. Avoid breaking the stem off. If there is difficulty in separating the gourd from the vine, it’s still not ripe enough to pick. After carrying the pumpkin by the bottom to avoid breaking off the stem,

Carving a Halloween pumpkin is a fun activity that parents can do with their children.

be sure to store it in a cool, dry place before displaying and/or carving. Lay out your tools. Ideally you’ll need a large knife or pumpkin cutting implement, an ice-cream scooper, marker, a bowl in which to put the gourd’s innards and if you’re feeling adventurous, stencils specifically created for pumpkin carving. Use water and a sponge to clean off the exterior before leaving it to dry. Draw a circle or hexagon around the top of the pumpkin, making sure the opening is large enough for your hand to go through. With a back-and-forth cutting motion, use your knife to cut along the shape you drew. The idea is this part with the stem will serve as a cap for your jack-o-lantern. After cutting out the stem, scrape any seeds or pulp off the bottom of it. Seeds can also be saved to later roast. Use the ice cream scoop to empty the pumpkin of its seeds and pulp, putting them in the bowl for disposal. Try to scrape the inner walls to a one-inch thickness for easier carving. Draw a pattern on the pumpkin with your marker. Make your eyes, mouth, etc. large so as to make carving easier. Start to cut along the borders of your pattern. Be sure to go slow,

A light inside of a pumpkin can enhance its look. For safety reason, use a battery operated light instead of a candle.

with a cutting motion, always making sure to cut away from yourself while keeping your free hand away from the direction of the knife. Gently push out the pieces from the inside. Put a votive candle into the jacko-lantern for outdoor use; go with a battery-operated light if you’re keeping it inside. By applying a light coating of petroleum jelly to the cuts on the pumpkin, it will seal the wounds and make it last longer. Also keep it in a cool dry place so as to not attract fruit flies and if there is a chance of frost, bring the jack-o-lantern inside so as to avoid accelerating spoilage. Tools: Marker, Sponge, Water, Bowl, Knife, Ice cream scooper, Stencils (optional), Votive candle/ battery-operated light (optional)

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months that are ahead. These folks have recognized the availability of an array of multi-seasonal hardscape products that can warm your bones and your soul right in your own backyard. The products, which fall under the category referred to as “outdoor living room” components and range from fire pits to outdoor fireplaces; grill islands to fully functional, open-air kitchens and pizza ovens; and pergolas to roofed pavilions; are available from leading manufacturers of hardscape products. “This trend began well over a decade ago when we introduced a fire pit made of manufactured wallstones as a viable accessory to the patio and/or backyard landscape,” according to Charles H. Gamarekian, chairman and CEO of Cambridge Pavers Inc, makers of Cambridge Pavingstones with ArmorTec®, Cambridge Wallstones and a comprehensive line of outdoor living room components in pre-packaged kits and ready-to-enjoy, fully-assembled components. Homeowners soon found themselves blowing leaves off their patios and even shoveling a

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path to reach the pit where families could sit warming their hands and faces in the crisp evening air. “The evolution continued,” added Gamarekian, “as consumers traded their old barbeques for outdoor kitchens with high-end features such as 75,000-BTU burners, rotisseries, built-in stainless steel sinks and refrigerators as well as luxurious granite counter tops.” Cambridge not only makes several outdoor kitchens complete with those amenities but also has models of outdoor pizza ovens that offer an alternative to driving to your local pizza restaurant for a take-out when appetites are high and temperatures are low. With one of these outdoor living room components, you can bake traditional Italian pizza pies, open-faced baguette pizzas, homemade breads and a variety of other dishes in your own backyard — all with authentic old world flavor. The Cambridge pre-packaged and fully assembled pizza ovens come complete with a built-in firewood box and a professional

quality care and cooking package. Finishing touches include a cast stone surround in bluestone or chestnut color. Those who enjoy the outdoors, and want to continue to do so even though the summer has passed, will be adding a fire table for family and friends to sit around — a new item being introduced soon by Cambridge. Because the items mentioned are either delivered fully assembled or are provided in easy-to-build kits, you can also add any of them incrementally to your patio, in phases, as years go by. Consider tucking one of these or a fireplace under a pergola or pavilion, also available in kit form from Cambridge and you’ll be ready for an autumn patio party, Thanksgiving dinner in the great outdoors, and maybe a snow-flaked soirée. If it is feasible, the fireplace should be positioned so that the fire can be seen from inside the home as well. This will create a strikingly beautiful bonus effect. For additional information, visit cambridge pavers.com or a nearby, authorized Cambridge distributor.

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Expiration dates in these emergency kits, should also be checked, according to Rondello. Just as homeowners are reminded to change the batteries in their smoke alarms, Rondello says they should check the expiration dates on the supplies in their emergency kits. He recommends September 11, as an appropriate and easy to remember date for doing this annually. He also says that food, which has not expired, but needs to be replenished because it will reach its expiration date within the next year, may be donated to food pantries and other charitable organizations. Rondello also says that Americans should have a list of all the medications they are taking, so they can properly inform any medical personnel about that, should they have to seek refuge in a disaster shelter. Rondello says that it is not uncommon for people to know what colors the pills they are taking are and how many times they are supposed to take them, but then not know exactly what the medication is. He estimates that about one third of Americans do not know the name of the medications they take. Therefore, he advises that a list of the medications that all family members are taking, as well as medical

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