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With cold on the way, it’s time to winterize

By Dennis Hill

When is the best time to drain my irrigation system? — Dave You could drain you sprinkler system any time in the next two or three weeks. The underground parts won’t be damaged until the soil down at that depth freezes, which is ...


September Yard 
of the Month

By Special to the Sentinel

The September Yard of the Month is the culmination of 20 years of do-it-yourself efforts. It is owned by Russ and Julie Gillis, who live at 723 Pacific Drive. When the Gillises bought their home, there were only a few trees scattered around ...

Light key to keeping geraniums in winter

By Dennis Hill

I have about seven geraniums outside and have decided to save them this winter and replant them in the spring. I can put them on a table in a room with a large window with bright, indirect sunshine. How should I care for them through the ...

Lessons learned from raising chickens

By Erin McIntyre

I used to think that everything in life could be related to the TV show Seinfeld. But now I wonder if, in fact, everything in life is relatable to chickens. Chickens have changed me. In the short time we’ve had our backyard barnyard ...


Susan Rose giving green thumb a rest

By Erin McIntyre

Hundreds of volunteers in Mesa County’s Master Gardener program will need to strike two words from their most-used sentences soon: Ask Susan. Those who answer random gardening questions on the Master Gardener desk or pull weeds in the ...

Now’s the time to put fall bulbs

By Dennis Hill

When do I plant fall bulbs? Do they need to be planted in the ground or can I put them in a plant container outside? — Donna Now is the time to plant fall bulbs. Fall bulbs are what I call those bulbs planted in the fall that bloom in ...

Drip, Oct. 5, 2013

By Staff

WATER TIP Maximize the use of your whole house water softener — Set water softeners for a minimum number of refills to save both water and chemicals. You will also reduce the energy needed to “soften” your ...


Chorus of chirping crickets has moved in

By Erin McIntyre

Invariably, unwelcome guests invade our house every fall. They stay up all night making noise and playing loud music, and they don’t respect our privacy at all. I found one of them in the bathtub when I was (gasp!) stepping in to take a ...

Need privacy? Try evergreen such as some upright juniper

By Dennis Hill

We are trying to get some privacy by screening our property from an old trailer used for storage on our neighbor’s property. Something at least 8 to 9 feet tall that provides year-round screening would be great. We would like the ...

Fun tales from the Chicken Olympics

By Erin McIntyre

Hello and welcome to the 2013 Chicken Olympics. Today, our competitors will be participating in a variety of events, as they do every day in the chicken compound. Let’s go to our announcers Frank and Bob, on scene at Backyard Stadium in ...

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