On June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland made Labor Day official by signing it into law, designating the first Monday in September to always be Labor Day. The day honors the American labor force and the upholding of laws that make work conditions healthier and safer.
Stop pruning and fertilizing. At this point in the season, pruning and fertilizing only promotes new green growth that most likely will not survive through the winter.
Encourage annuals to self-seed. Stop deadheading in September and let the flowers go to seed. Annual Poppies, Zinnias, Sunflowers, and more will drop their seeds and, in the right conditions, can come back next year. The seeds also provide a treat to feed birds.
The more weeding and mulching you do in September, the less weeds you’ll have to deal with in the spring.
Keep plants, especially newly planted stock, well watered until the ground freezes.
The average person takes 10,000 steps per day or 115,000 miles in a lifetime enough to circle the world four times.
In the late 1950s, Arthur Granjean invented something called “L’Ecran Magique”, the magic screen. The product was rejected at the International Toy Fair. When Ohio Art saw the toy a second time, they decided to take a chance on the product and renamed the drawing tool—“Etch A Sketch”.
Located in the Sequoia National Park, the General Sherman Tree is the largest known living single stem tree on earth. The tree is thought to be between 2,300 to 2,700 years old.
Indiana is the largest steel-producing state in the nation, accounting for nearly one-fourth of the total U.S. steel production. In 2022, Indiana produced nearly twice as much steel as Ohio, the nation's second-largest steel-producing state.
The heat index, also known as the apparent temperature, is what the temperature feels like to the human body when relative humidity is combined with the air.
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