Western Mountains and High Plains

September, 2004
Regional Report

In the Garden


Lay New Sod in Autumn

Autumn is one of the best times to install a new lawn with freshly cut sod since cool temperatures are ideal for sod establishment. Another advantage is less weed competition because weeds don't germinate and grow as quickly in fall as in spring. That...
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Favorite or New Plant

Spotted Dead Nettle The soothing effect of dappled shade created by spotted dead nettle's ( Lamium maculatum ) mat of...

Clever Gardening Technique

Combating Pear Slugs If you grow ornamental plums, hawthorns, mountain ash, cotoneasters, cherries, plums, apricots,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Trees and Shrubs
  • Spray for Mildew
  • Control Weeds
  • Plant Perennial Flowers
  • Be on the Alert for Wasps and Yellow Jackets

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