Sunday, September 14, 2014 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) Halloween trails only behind Christmas when it comes to spending on decorations. Americans spent an estimated $6.9 billion on Halloween in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 4:00 am
According to a report produced by the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Science, gardening with vegetables can be fun and provide highly nutritious fresh food.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:00 pm
(BPT) - Small yards, city dwelling or soil that’s sandy, rocky or full of clay – it seems no obstacles can keep Americans from the joys of gardening. More than 78 million U.S. households grow gardens, according to the Garden Writers Association Foundation, and many of them don’t have optimal conditions to plant their gardens in the ground. When space constraints or soil conditions make traditional gardens impossible or inconvenient, gardeners turn to raised beds and planter boxes to grow the vegetables, herbs and flowers they crave.
Monday, June 9, 2014 10:00 pm
(BPT) - Efficiency is the name of the game these days. At the office it comes into play in processing work quickly and at a lower cost. At home, efficiency means being able to get the household and landscaping chores done so you can spend time with the family.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 10:00 pm
(BPT) - The modern world runs on batteries. Portable smartphones, tablets, computers, e-readers and more have revolutionized how everyone communicates. The same is becoming true for household chores. Today’s line-up of innovative devices make maintaining a home’s outdoor spaces easy, fast and fun while adding a dash of Millennial cool.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 4:00 am
By now, most folks have heard the term “xeriscape.” Xeriscape doesn’t mean a dry, barren landscape, it refers to a landscape that requires minimal additional water, and is the best way to landscape in our dry climate.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 4:00 am
Explorer names Grimes editor, hires
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:00 am
Education is an integral part of the Tucson Botanical Gardens,
2150 N. Alvernon Way, and to emphasize this component, it presents
a wide range of new classes and travel opportunities throughout the
year. In addition to these offerings, the Gardens make available a
core of signature classes each month that are always accessible,
without even having to pre-register.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 3:00 am
Many readers have a patch of lawn, and that is fine.
“Appropriate turf area” is espoused by xeriscape practices. If lawn
helps you use and enjoy your backyard, have some. But you need to
treat it right to curtail excessive water use and minimize the
resources used in care.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 3:00 am
From flooring and cabinetry to moulding and furniture, American
hardwoods have been treasured for generations, and for good reason.
They offer warmth, durability, luxury and design options that are
unmatched by faux-wood products such as laminates and bamboo.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 12:00 am
Oro Valley Public Works employees Tony Sances and Manuel Fierros
place Christmas trees into a wood chipper at the Naranja Town Site
last Wednesday. The Oro Valley Kiwanis Club uses the “treecycle”
program as a fund-raiser for buying presents and school supplies
for needy kids. People wishing to use the mulch are free to pick
some up at the town site.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Oro Valley Public Works employees Tony Sances and Manuel Fierros place Christmas trees into a wood chipper at the Naranja Town Site last Wednesday.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, The Oro Valley Kiwanis Club uses the “treecycle” program as a fund-raiser for buying presents and school supplies for needy kids. People wishing to use the mulch are free to pick some up at the town site.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:00 am
It is hard to tell you exactly how to care for your plants in a
newspaper column because there is more plant diversity here than a
tropical rain forest.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 11:00 pm
Most trash will not be shipped to DKL's 'fill
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 11:00 pm
Yes, you can use your landscape for cooking.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 12:00 am
December is a slow month in the garden. It is too late (or too
early) to prune anything, weeds are not too rambunctious, and cool
temperatures mean slow growth. Slow growth does not mean no growth.
Roots continue to grow, so be sure to water, especially if we don't
get some rain soon.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 11:00 pm
Ornamental grasses are in the news, cast as the villain of the
piece. Two species are indeed a problem.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 12:00 am
Letters published in the Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2008, edition of
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 11:00 pm
The Irrigation Association named July “Smart Irrigation Month”
to promote, in their words … “efficient watering practices,
technologically advanced irrigation products, and water
Tuesday, May 28, 2002 11:00 pm
Summer has not officially started yet, but it's already hot and
plants feel it. Yes, it's a dry heat. A very dry heat, since we are
entering a second year with below-average rainfall. A careful
tune-up of your watering system is important before the full heat
of summer arrives. Some readers simply replace the worn gasket at
the hose bib. Readers with an irrigation system have a few more
steps to take. There are five things to check: placement, quantity,
flow, filter, and schedule.
Tuesday, September 11, 2001 11:00 pm
Stuart Rodeffer's cough sounds like it's weighed down by sludge,
similar to the hack of a life-long smoker. His incessant coughing
is the result of ingesting smoke and ash every day for nearly a
month while fighting wildland fires in Northern California.
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