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Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Perfect Winter Lawn

A Perfect Winter Lawn

Your Bermuda lawn will become fully dormant and brown with the first frost. Many people choose to simply let nature takes its course in this regard, however some homeowner’s associations regulate over seeding in front yards. So to stay “green” this winter, you have the option to over seed with a winter grass.   For optimum >> Read More…


Balancing Soils

Balancing Soils

Avid southwest gardeners see mid-August to early-September as a time to enjoy the beauty of summer annuals, the bounty of a summer garden harvest and the shade of the early morning or late afternoon. Southwest gardeners also mark this time as the traditional beginning of the fall vegetable garden. Some fall vegetables should be planted >> Read More…


Landscape Possibilities

Landscape Possibilities

So, you’re considering a landscape project. You have ideas and visions bubbling around your imagination. You’re excited at the prospect of finally doing something with that eyesore of a yard. And you should be–landscaping returns the most value to your home for each dollar spent, even more than kitchen and bath remodels. A well-done landscape >> Read More…


Pass the Carne Asada

Pass the Carne Asada

If you’ve ever had to focus entirely on the nutritional aspects of your diet for a long period of time you’ve probably come to the same conclusion about eating for health that I have: it’s boring. Every time I eat yet another plate of omega-3 rich fish and vitamin A and C rich dark leafy >> Read More…


Soup – Not Just for Winter

Soup – Not Just for Winter

This last winter, my main desire wasn’t for less temperate weather than we were (allegedly) blessed with, but to be able to pad my bank account with a dollar for every food column I came across written by someone in the snow-covered East coast, praising the bone-warming benefits of hot steaming bowls of soup on >> Read More…


Watering Tips for Heat

Watering Tips for Heat

Help your plants stay healthy during times of intense heat by understanding a few pointers. What is plant heat stress? How do you know your plant is stressed? What do you do when your plants have been affected?   Plants are just like people when it comes to heat stress; they have to have a >> Read More…


Eat Your (Tasty) Vegetables

Eat Your (Tasty) Vegetables

When was the last time a platter of vegetables elicited excitement and joy when hitting the dinner table? A steaming, still sizzling steak is much more likely to be greeted with oohs and aahs than equally fragrant roasted vegetables – a shame really, as those vegetables, with their need to be peeled, chopped, in other >> Read More…


Baseball and Bad Food. Batter up!

Baseball and Bad Food. Batter up!

 Spring, the time of year when the parsley-like scent of freshly cut grass is overwhelmed by the pungent aroma of hot dogs floating in a pool of steaming water and the motor drone of lawnmowers is punctuated by the crack of a fastball against a gleaming maple baseball bat. Baseball season – the season of >> Read More…


The Perfect Mexican Seafood Cocktail

The Perfect Mexican Seafood Cocktail

Developing a particular taste for a restaurant, one that could be named a favorite, is much like finding oneself with an unexpected, but quickly loved new member of the family. It will be part of celebrations, a birthday lunch with a dear friend over oysters and cold Tecates; it will be the place where those >> Read More…


Adding Color to Your Garden

Adding Color to Your Garden

Adding colorful blooms to your garden just in time for spring can be easily done with a wide variety of Spring blooming annuals. Spring annuals can be planted in flower beds, hanging baskets, clay pots or planter boxes and add a burst of color to any garden design, front entry, back porch and curb.  Before >> Read More…


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