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It’s getting hot, but it’s not too late to plant

By Dennis Hill

Well, it’s happened again. With all the cool, rainy weather we had in April and May we didn’t get our flower pots planted. We kept saying “next weekend, next weekend.” Now it’s turning hot, so it’s too late ...


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May 2016 Smart Yard winner

By Staff

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Swarm season

By Erin McIntyre

Maybe you saw the story last month about the swarm of bees that followed a woman’s car for two days. Although it happened in Wales, this kind of thing could happen anywhere, if you managed to accidentally kidnap a queen honeybee and her ...


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CREATURE 
CONTROL: Take care of wasp and hornet invasions before it’s too late

By Erin McIntyre

When I was a kid, we could earn extra money in the summertime by killing flies and wasps that came into the house. Each fly was worth a whopping penny. It wasn’t much, but it added up over the summer. My siblings and I kept a tally ...


Dig a hole if you want to tell if plant is getting water

By Dennis Hill

Please settle a disagreement between me and my husband. The little crabapple tree we planted last year is looking pretty sad with lots of yellow leaves and now they’re starting to fall off. I say he’s watering it too much, and he ...


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Smart Yard, May 28, 2016

By Staff

Grand Junction residents are doing some interesting things in their front yards. They are putting in orchards, native plants, pollinator habitats and vegetable gardens. Water usage and alternatives to lawns are becoming more important. To ...


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These crops offer a good way to space out garden harvest

By Erin McIntyre

Patience is not one of my virtues as a gardener. If I’m going to invest a lot of time and work in planting something, I’d better be able to pick something in a few weeks. And that can be really frustrating when we have a shorter ...


Basil plant problems, and what you can do

By Dennis Hill

I recently planted a basil plant in a pot on my front porch, and it seems some kind of bug is eating it. It gets chewed down to the stem. They don’t seem to be bite marks, more like melted away. Any tips would be wonderful. — ...


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Horticultural crimes

By Erin McIntyre

I can’t resist this reflex I have. It’s a plant-rescuing reaction I’m sure all master gardeners acquire, to some extent, during training, though there’s no specific class on plant rehabilitation. Maybe we become too ...


Night crawlers are a pain, but good for lawn

By Dennis Hill

My lawns are a mess because of excessive night crawlers. Is there a method I could use to at least discourage them, if not rid my lawn of these worms? I understand that they are good for the soil, but too many cause an unsightly lawn. — ...


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