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Mums send garden season out with a bang

By Erin McIntyre

Chrysanthemums always remind me of my wedding day. I know most brides probably think of roses, but Hubby and I decided to get married in October, our favorite month of the year, to avoid the spring wedding insanity. This left us with fewer ...


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Emerald ash borer has made its way to Colorado

By Erin McIntyre

Yes, it’s true. Enemy No. 1 in the tree world is living here in Colorado. Officials confirmed that the emerald ash borer, the most destructive pest to enter our state in recent years, was found near Boulder at the end of ...


Ash trees great, but keep borer

By Dennis Hill

A year ago, our Russian olive tree blew over. We are finally ready to replace it. We have friends who have a Patmore ash and are pleased with it, so we are seriously considering one. Could you send us your thoughts, positive and negative. Is ...


Water tip, Oct. 26, 2013

By Staff

WATER TIP 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 ...


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September Yard of the Month

By Staff

Mother Nature makes it easy to end gardening season, prep for next year

By Erin McIntyre

It’s time to say goodbye again to most of the garden. Just after the boom of tomatoes hits, it’s pretty much over. When the first biting frosts leave their droopy, shriveled evidence in the crisp autumn morning, it’s probably ...


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 ...


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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 ...


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