Garden Grass Delight

09/08/2012 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

We can expect afternoon rains and increased humidity through October, giving us about two full months before the first hard freeze. We have plenty of growing season left so let me share a simple way to maximize plant growth and…

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Heat Loving Plants and Vibrant Lawns

07/21/2012 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

It’s been ages since the last spring snow when it seemed as if our pansies would keep blooming forever. These days, working the garden during the heat of the day, you end up as hot and sweaty as your uncle’s…

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Aspen & That Perfect Lawn

09/03/2011 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

H-O-T is the only way to describe the west walls of our homes during the afternoon hours in Arizona’s mountains. That baking sun can roast western exposure plants in and the A/C bills can skyrocket. This was the situation at…

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