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Hand Water Wisely

Watering by hand is the most effective and efficient form of landscape watering. Effective because the water is applied directly to the soil over the roots and efficient because, in the case of [...]

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Welcome! Bienvenidos!

Recognizing that many of our new residents and part-time residents have Spanish as their primary language, we’re introducing a new category for our Garden Tips: Garden Tips in Spanish (Guia de [...]

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Garden Socially

My garden is starting to wake up and it’s thriving from all the winter rain. In fact, I haven’t had to water since early last fall. The cherry tree’s blooms have come and gone, and the mountain [...]

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Insects in the Landscape: Predators

In a previous article, we reviewed the importance of insects as pollinators for flowers, fruits and other plants in the landscape. This time we’ll take a look an often overlooked benefit of [...]

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Adjust Your Irrigation Controller

As we enter the growing season, it’s important to maintain proper irrigation by adjusting your system controller to accommodate daylight saving time. Most new controllers do this automatically, [...]

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Dana’s Easy Potatoes au Gratin

This dish is a family favorite that’s both easy and good — and even better when served up after a hard day’s work in the yard. Dana’s Easy Potatoes au Gratin Ingredients 2-3 large (or [...]

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Fertilizer is Rarely Necessary

Although I love the color green — green leaves, green T-shirts, green tea — I don’t particularly care for rivers, lakes, aquifers and a Gulf of Mexico made green by excess fertilizer. Often [...]

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Insects in the Landscape: Pollinators

There are more than 1 million species of insects identified on Earth, and scientists believe there are millions more that are still undiscovered. Within these species, experts agree that 98 [...]

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Deer Resistance is Not Futile

So many people ask me for plant choices that deer despise. And it saddens me to say there are none — unless you want a plastic landscape. On the other hand, one merely needs to look at the parks [...]

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Perennial Pruning – Now is the Time

If you’re like me, you’re itching to get outside and do something productive after a long, cold winter of being stuck inside. There is only so much house cleaning a person can do! Perennial [...]