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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

By Staff

September Yard of the Month

By Staff

Homeowner: Marc Cadez. Address: 2603 Partridge Court. Walk around the yard: The landscape of the September Yard of the Month, the final winning yard of the 2011 season, is meticulously maintained by Gary Wuster and his daughter Julie ...


Drip: Oct. 15, 2011

By Staff

OUTDOOR FAUCET LEAK CHECK: Now is the time to check your outdoor faucets for leaks. Fix them now before freezing temperatures force more extensive repairs. The Drought Response Information Project (DRIP) is a collaboration by the ...


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Winterize your garden to be ready for next year

By Rachel Sauer

Like the people who plant them, every garden is different, a living organism with personality and heart. And, at this time of year, drooping eyelids. Winter is coming. It’s time for gardens to sleep. And it’s time for home ...


Homegrown: Oct. 8, 2011

By Dennis Hill

I just received a Mandevilla from a friend, and I am wondering if I plant it outside will it be able to live through the winter here? I know nothing about this plant. What can you tell me? — Paulette I’m afraid Mandevilla are ...


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