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    Grow Southernwood For Wonderful Fragrance

    One of the things that continues to draw me to herbs is the panorama of aromas available in an herb garden. High on my list of must-have scented herbs to grow is southernwood, a tough plant for Southwest gardens.

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    Native Grasses for Low-Water Lawns

    Rocks and gravel are essential components of dry Southwest landscaping, and we rely heavily on both. But I do believe some Southwest gardeners can have a sustainable patch of grass that uses little water and requires minimal maintenance. The pluses:

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    Product Review: ECO-1 Garden Spray

    I’m always on the lookout for new pest management products that are effective and environmentally friendly. When I heard about ECO-1, a new control solution for damaging insects, I asked for a sample. The ArborJet Company was delighted to send me a complimentary spray bottle of this new product for review. ECO- 1 Garden Spray is a petroleum-free horticultural oil…

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    Smart Plant Choices To Decrease Water Use in the Landscape

    Residents of the Southwest know how valuable water is and that it’s important to conserve this precious resource where we can. The best place to look at water savings is in the landscape, where up to 75% of household water use occurs. While this is a lot of water, there are a number of ways you can minimize the amount…

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    Compost in the Southwest

      International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the first full week of May every year. To help you get started, here are tips for composting in the Southwest. We will also have a giveaway for a Mantis countertop compost container later in the week – stay tuned for details!