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What to plant in boggy area between homes

By Dennis Hill

I have a difficult area between my house and my neighbors’. Their water and mine drains onto the property line and gets very boggy. The space is very small: only 10 feet between the houses that face south. What I want to do is plant ...

Homegrown: Lawn out, garden in. Here’s how

By Dennis Hill

I would like to expand our garden into a grassy area of our lawn. I can rent a sod cutter to get most of the lawn. What should I use before I plant this spring to permanently get rid of the grass? — Sid from Centennial You’re ...

121911 hg cacti

Grand Junction man recognized for knowledge, interest in cacti and succulents

By Rachel Sauer

It started, as things sometimes do, on a wide spot in the road between Golden and Boulder. Don Campbell was driving along and noticed a struggling little cactus very much in danger of getting trampled or run over. He’d always been ...


Open for cheer: Symphony tour shows off holiday decorations

By Melinda Mawdsley

Melinda Watson can’t wait for strangers to walk through her home. Her house is one of three homes, two businesses and a local church that will be decorated in their holiday best for this year’s Grand Junction Symphony Cup of Cheer ...

Homegrown: Nov. 26, 2011

By Dennis Hill

We have a Prairie Fire Crabapple tree that has severe splitting in almost all of the major branches. There is some evidence of old bark splits that have healed over that we did not notice until recently. The tree seemed to be slow leafing out ...

Drip Tip: Nov. 19, 2011

By Staff

Don’t Shake the Handle! If you have to “shake the handle” to get the toilet to stop running, it’s time to replace the flapper valve. Leaking flapper valves can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day. The Drought ...

Homegrown: Nov. 19, 2011

By Dennis Hill

We have a large 45-year-old Japanese Pagoda tree in our front lawn. For several years, the tree has dripped sap from a location where a large branch was cut away. The sap has burned a hole 2 feet in diameter in the grass. There are a couple of ...

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 ...

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