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Homegrown: Nov. 12, 2011

By Dennis Hill

Our 3-year-old Winter King Hawthorne has two places where the bark is gone. There is a small hole in each bare spot. The southern exposure has been there awhile and appears to be healing. The eastern exposure is new this year. What might ...


Drip tip: Nov. 12, 2011

By Staff

DO YOU KNOW WHERE THE MASTER WATER SHUT-OFF IS IN YOUR HOME? Everyone in your house needs to know where the master water shut-off valve is located. This could save water and prevent damage to your home when the catastrophic leak ...


Sustainability: Nov. 5, 2011

By Adele Israel

Occupy Wall Street protesters are not the only Americans unhappy with the influence of money on our political system. Frances Moore Lappe´ and her husband Anthony recently wrote, “Corporations sway public decision making via ...


Homegrown: Nov. 5, 2011

By Dennis Hill

The past few couple years I have noticed, half way through the growing season, some of my tomatoes begin to look variegated in color. They seem to have yellow stripes or discolorations throughout and then eventually the plant dies back. What ...


Drip tip: Nov. 5, 2011

By Staff

ARE YOU PLANNING A NEW APPLIANCE PURCHASE? Consider those that offer cycle and load size adjustments. They are more water and energy efficient. The Drought Response Information Project (DRIP) is a collaboration by the valley’s ...


Sustainability: Oct. 29, 2011

By Adele Israel

Angry consumers and Occupy Wall Street protesters have found common ground in their disgust with mega-banks. They are mad and not going to take it anymore. According to a Facebook page, the deadline for “Bank Transfer Day” is Nov. ...


Drip tip: Oct. 29, 2011

By Staff

LAWN SPRINKLER WINTERIZATION: When winterizing sprinkler systems, if you have a backflow preventer, don’t forget to prepare it for winter as well. These devices could have several different components that, if frozen, can be quite ...


Homegrown: Oct. 29, 2011

By Dennis Hill

I have two aspen trees in my front yard that were planted in the spring of 2000, and both were doing beautifully until this year. One of them is still lovely with lots of leaves. The other has fewer leaves and those leaves are very tiny. In ...


Drip tip: Oct. 22, 2011

By Staff

FALL YARD FERTILIZING: Fertilize your lawn with twice the usual amount of nitrogen just before you winterize your sprinkler system. This will increase root depth and reduce disease problems next spring and summer. The Drought Response ...


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September Yard of the Month

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