Southwestern Deserts

August, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Putting Bees Out to Pasture

National News

We've all heard of putting the cows out to pasture, but how about bees? In an effort to encourage populations of native bees that can take on pollinating duties as the number of honeybees decline,...

Gardening for Monarch Butterflies

Soon millions of monarch butterflies will begin their annual journey, flying thousands of miles from eastern North America to overwintering sites high in the mountains of central Mexico. (Monarchs...

Save Energy with Solar Lights

One way to help save energy is to use solar fixtures for outdoor lighting. But in the past, many solar fixtures gave off such dim light that they were not very effective in the landscape. Now from...

Improve Your Gardening with a Coach

While reading about gardening is a great way to increase your knowledge, there is nothing like having an experienced gardener actually out in the garden with you, giving advice first-hand. Some...

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In the Garden

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Insect Pests in the Garden

What exactly is an insect pest? Perhaps like beauty, a pest is in the eye of the beholder, so for the purposes of this discussion, let's define a pest as an insect that is creating more havoc to plants than you can tolerate. This is a key point to...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Trees-The Original Green Arizona Community Tree Council's (ACTC) annual conference is geared to professionals, although...

Clever Gardening Technique

Check out Leucophyllum During Bloom Commonly called Texas sage or Texas ranger, these bulletproof native shrubs ( Leucophyllum...
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Regional Reminders

  • Eliminate Breeding Areas for Mosquitoes
  • Control Weeds
  • Check Your Sun Exposure
  • Remove Squash Bugs
  • Spot-Aerate Dry Patches in the Lawn

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