Michael S. Ameigh

General Manager, WRVO Public Media

Michael oversees all aspects of station operations including administration, programming and operations, development, and technical operations.  He also serves as Assistant Provost for Operations, State University of New York at Oswego.

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2:31pm

Fri May 25, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Slugging It Out

Slugs.  They creep while you sleep, often wreaking havoc on garden plants along the way.  Fortunately there are ways to fight back.  Maybe a slug mug filled with beer or a solution of ammonia and water that kills slugs on impact while fertilizing your plants at the same time.  Learn how you can slug it out with slugs and snails.

2:09pm

Fri May 25, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Plastic is Forever

Remember that old adage that diamonds are forever?  Well so are styrofoam cups, plastic liners, disposable diapers, even cigarette butts.  Paper and wood products break down in a matter of weeks, returning to the soil from which they came.  Plastics are a different matter.  Here's a sobering commentary on the importance of staying natural.

1:54pm

Fri May 25, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Garden Gloves

That ugly green sheen on your favorite weekend boat shoes... 'grass' stain from walking behind the mower, right?  Not so.  Grass does not stain.  Weeds do.  Here are handy tips for getting gardening stain off your hands.  And, when weeding, be SURE to wear gardening gloves. You never know when you might find yourself pulling pigweed, poison ivy or other noxious plants.

1:35pm

Fri May 25, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Read The Label

Take Control!  Rage against the Machine!  Power to the Peonies! The 'Machine' we refer to is, of course, the lawnmower.  Ever feel like it's holding you down, keeping you from reaching your full potential on, say, the golf course or the trout stream? Here are tips for cutting down on the cutting down and, in the process, bringing a more verdant and sustainable approach to maintaining your landscape.

1:11pm

Fri May 25, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Bloomerang Lilacs

We just can't stop talking about lilacs.  They are easy to grow, generate a fragrance to die for, and add terrific, showy color to the spring landscape.  If only they were not so quick to drop their blooms.  But wait!  Here's news about a new variety called the Bloomerang that Ted Collins, dean of the Rochester Lilac Festival, calls the 'ever-bloomer.' Amazing.

12:37pm

Fri May 25, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Plant with Compost

Hey, Vets. Remember that fun drill back in boot camp?  'Dig a hole; fill it in. Dig a hole, fill it in.'  Didn't realize Ol' Sarge was preparing you to become a weekend warrior, did you?  Next time you dig a hole to place a tree, or shrub, or bedding plant, make sure 30 percent of what goes back into the hole with that plant is compost.  Then, stand back and watch the plant take off.  Compost is full of the best nutrients nature has to offer.

12:17pm

Fri May 25, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Feed Flowering Bulbs

11:49am

Thu May 17, 2012

11:37am

Thu May 17, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Lively Lilacs

11:24am

Thu May 17, 2012

11:10am

Thu May 17, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Fertigation

10:55am

Thu May 17, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

More About Mulch

3:32pm

Mon May 14, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Juneberries

6:00pm

Thu May 10, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Mulch More Than You Think

Take an inventory of your home landscape.  Chances are each of those shrubs and trees you planted long ago fall into one of three categories: the good, the bad, and the just plain ugly. Now may be the time to clear them out, select hardy varieties that will be happy in your yard for many years to come.

6:06pm

Thu May 3, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Make a View Space

For centuries the Japanese practice of shakkei has enlived landscapes by framing what is already there.  The idea is to 'borrow from the scenery around you.'  Why build it if it the space around you is already a breathtaking masterpiece?  Words of wisdom from the master landscaper on how to make the most of your space, whatever the condition of your surroundings.

4:33pm

Tue April 24, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Is your green space a lawn, or a yawn?

Snappy lawns do not just happen - they result from thoughtful planning, regular maintenance and a bit of friendly competition from that neighbor with the green thumb - and the perfect hedge.  If your lawn is looking a bit retro, think makeover. You can bring your lawn into the 21st century with these simple tips.

9:27pm

Tue April 17, 2012

11:21am

Fri March 30, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

A talk with the Lawn Arranger

"Hi-yo, Silver Maple, away!"  or so the 'Lawn Arranger' might have said in a particularly bewildering fit of pun-itis.  Early spring means a return to lawn care - and all those fancy bag products that promise what nature already provides.  Listen to why you can 'bag' the heavy lifting and spreading this year.

11:09am

Fri March 30, 2012

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Fri March 30, 2012

9:41am

Fri March 30, 2012

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