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Homegrown: Helping new sod along

By Staff

We moved into a newly constructed house Dec. 1 and just had sod installed. Everyone else’s lawn is getting green now except ours.  Anything we can do to help this new sod along? — Linda The fact that your sod isn’t ...

Homegrown: Rocky Mountain firs

By Dennis Hill

We have a Rocky Mountain fir in our backyard. It’s about 16 years old and 15–20 feet high. The needles are turning rusty and falling off, especially on the south side of the tree. I wonder if it is diseased or stressed from the ...

Homegrown: Fairy ring fungus

By Dennis Hill

I just planted new grass last year, and now I have fairy ring all over it. I need major HELP before I lose my lawn to it. — Kathy Actually, fairy ring is usually something I tell folks not to worry about. Fairy ring is a type of ...

Sustainability: Tabletop square foot gardening

By Adele Israel

In the spring of 2008, I pitched the idea for this column to the Daily Sentinel’s managing editor Laurena Mayne Davis. When she expressed interest in the concept, I was thrilled. Then she told me it would run on the Home & Garden ...

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Family dinners are something to be passionate about

By Annie Payne

While watching “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” I felt so inspired by his passion for helping people eat healthier that I vowed to feed my family more fruits and veggies. Apparently just in time, too. My husband, Secret ...

Homegrown: Your planting window for fall

By Dennis Hill

It will be at least two weeks before we can get some cool crops planted including cabbage, beans, lettuce, carrots and peas. Have we missed our planting window, and if so, when could we plant them later to get a fall crop? Are there any of the ...

Sustainability: The census

By Adele Israel

It’s time to stand up and “Be Counted” in a sustainable way. I’m talking about the 2010 U.S. Census and the importance of sending in your census form ASAP. I filled out my form in a mere five minutes. They really have ...

Homegrown: Ash trees, Lantana and yellow daisies

By Dennis Hill

When should I apply the Permethrin 38 to the ash trees to control borer?  What about the cherry and apricot trees? — Judd The time to spray for ash borer is about April 15–25. You want to thoroughly cover the bark of all the ...

Habitat delivers hope

Habitat delivers hope

By William Woody

Carlos Montoya along with his wife, Susette, and two daughters, Amiriza and Maleah, moved into their newly remodeled home off Park Avenue during a dedication by Habitat of Mesa County Saturday morning. (See related STORY.)  ...

Homegrown: Trimming an Austrian pine

By Dennis Hill

I have an Austrian pine and we trimmed the top to stimulate growth in the fall of 2008. It seemed to stimulate branching of the tree over the summer, but may have added an unsightly dense knot of growth. My husband then decided to trim off an ...

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