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Homegrown: Deer damage

By Dennis Hill

Our four mugo pines at the entry to our home in Battlement Mesa (elevation 5,500 feet) for the past year are showing progressive browning off of needles partly because of deer damage, particularly this past season. I have tried a number of ...


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Jump back into school using the (safety) Net

By Annie Payne

Whether you couldn’t wait for school to start or you wanted summer to linger longer, the new school year has begun. Here are a few websites to help your family jump in with both feet. FUNNY NAME, SERIOUS ADVICE With the kids back in ...


Homegrown: Peach tree fertilizer, bindweed

By Dennis Hill

What type of fertilizer do you recommend for peach trees? I only have two trees. — Wade You’re actually a bit late in the year to be fertilizing your fruit trees. I don’t like to fertilize woody plants after the first of ...


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Playing dirty: With a 16-acre garden, Grand Valley man passionate about produce

By Melinda Mawdsley

Some people never get tired of playing in the dirt. Although the chance to get his hands dirty is not the only reason Bob Beasley loves to garden, it’s a main one. A love of gardening doesn’t make Beasley different from other ...


Nominations open for best yard in city

By Ann Wright

You’ve eyed that lush lawn and driven by those lovely roses thousands of times. Now you can take your admiration to another level. Nominate that yard, be it your neighbor’s or your own, to be recognized as the Grand Junction ...


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Tips for reorganizing and reinventing your wardrobe

By Annie Payne

Once a year I get a visit from a wardrobe consultant. Lori Wynne helps doctors, authors, mothers and teens dress for a variety of events: conventions, book-signings, television appearances, proms and galas. Recently, she paused from her ...


Homegrown: Sour cherry tree, skyflowers

By Dennis Hill

We live in Battlement Mesa and have a sour cherry tree that is 11 years old. The past two years the cherries have had worms in them and we could not eat them. We thought with the freeze last winter they would die. What do we do to get rid of ...


Homegrown: White moths, sumac shrubs

By Dennis Hill

I noticed small white moths in my lawn and some type of spider webs. Is there anything I can do about them? — Catherine Those small white moths are usually the adult form of sod webworm. The larval stage of this insect feeds on the ...


Yard decorations reveal your true personality

By Annie Payne

What do your yard ornaments say about you? Perhaps you remember at Christmas time I revealed that I have a very rare talent. Some might call it a gift. Others, the more incredulous, call it a cheap party trick, but I have yet to meet anyone ...


Homegrown: Privacy fence, cedar mulch

By Dennis Hill

I want to create a living privacy screen. Our house sits high, so we can look over a 6-foot fence. What I need is something that would work on the east side that gets full sun most of the day. I would prefer an evergreen with a mature height ...


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