Western Mountains and High Plains

September, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Juice May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

National News

Alzheimer's disease is deadly for many older Americans, but it appears diet can be protective. Recent research suggests that we can reduce our risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease by drinking fruit...

Winter-Hardy Pansies

Large-flowered pansies are great cool-weather flowers that gardeners in the southern and western U.S. often enjoy throughout the winter. In colder climates, however, such as the Northeast and...

Easy Way to Collect Yard Waste

Fall is garden cleanup time. As the flowers, vegetables, and herbs fade, it’s time to pull up or cut back the plants. Gardeners either compost the plants or send them to a recycling center. Many...

Hospitals Offer Organic Food

Not only is a stay in the hospital stressful, hospital food has a notorious reputation for being tasteless and of poor nutritional quality. That may be changing, however. A new agreement will give...

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In the Garden


It's Sod-Laying Time

If you've just moved into a new home that has compacted "contractor soil" where the front lawn should be, or if your old lawn looks like a worn-out rug, now is one of the best times to install a new lawn. The time and effort needed to create this oasis...
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Web Finds

Rocky Mountain Sod Growers Association Success in planting sod requires knowledge of how to prepare the soil before planting. The Rocky...


Growing a Lawn the Organic Way It is possible to have a healthy, beautiful, weed-free lawn while following an organic approach...
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Regional Reminders

  • Control Canada Thistle
  • Plant Garlic
  • Aerate the Lawn
  • Harvest Ripening Tomatoes
  • Provide Support for Apple Trees

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