Southwestern Deserts

August, 2004
Regional Report

In the Garden


Devil's Claw

The summer monsoon season is the perfect time to try your hand at traditional crops. Monsoons bring hot, humid weather with occasional downpours, usually in the afternoon or evening. Native peoples knew to sow fast-maturing, warm-season crops to take...
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Web Finds

Use Water Wisely About 50 percent of residential water use goes to the landscape. With drought conditions...


Growing the Perfect Lawn Author Tom Ogren admits he likes a good-looking lawn as much (if not more) than the next guy, but...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Citrus
  • Provide Shade
  • Deadhead Flowers
  • Maintain Summer Lawns
  • Water Appropriately

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