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what is fertilizer

What is fertilizer

What is fertilizer?   Have you ever wondered what are those three numbers on a bag, box, or package of fertilizer mean?  How do you analyze them? What about chemicals versus organic?  Why do we need to fertilize our plants and trees in the first place? I will answer these questions in the best layman’s terms […]

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Secret to killing grubs

The Secret to Killing Grubs

The Secret to Killing Grubs on your lawn.  First, we must know where these ugly looking worms come from.  They come from the larvae of the Japanese beetle.  They were introduced into the U.S. from of course Japan around 1916 and now almost all lawns have them.  A few here and there is no big […]

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Sod and Lawn tips for the Southwest

Sod and Lawn tips for the Southwest.  Everyone wants a perfect looking lawn including myself. Here are my tips for making folks say “Wow look at that lawn”! Seed or Sod? Seeds are less expensive but not all the seeds will germinate, birds will peck away at the seeds and it’s important to have good […]

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A guide to lawn care

A Guide to Lawn Care for Busy People

A Guide to Lawn Care.  How often have you walked past a house with a neglected lawn? Probably too many times to count. With so many other commitments it’s easy to forget about the garden and let it become overrun with weeds or let it dry out so much that it looks like you’ve got […]

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Gardening Gift Ideas for the Gardener

Gardening Gift Ideas for the Gardener.  There is nothing better than receiving a gift relating to one’s passion. If your loved one’s passion is gardening, then show your thoughtfulness by giving a gift that will be truly appreciated. There are so many great gardening gifts that the only constraint is your own budget.   Small […]

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How To Get Your Garden Summer Ready

As we creep closer to summer the weather is already warming up. Luckily for us, this means we can spend more time outdoors and make use of our gardens once again. For some, the harsh winter weather will have left the garden in a condition that isn’t so inviting after all. We’ve put together a […]

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Gardening tips in cold weather

Gardening tips in cold weather. Winters are short around the Southwest.  Many folks won’t shut off the A/C unit until mid-November. Winter can be a hard time for gardens and gardeners but here are a few winter gardening tips that will help your plants and your garden landscape survive the cold winter months. Here are my “Gardening […]

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