Southwestern Deserts

August, 2011
Regional Report

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Native Bee Basics

National News

Native bees are important and often under-appreciated pollinators. If you'd like to find out more about these helpful insects and what you can do to conserve and protect them on your property and...

Lingering Effects of Invasive Species

The ecological disruption caused by invasive plants species is a worldwide problem. The cost of the environmental and economic impact of these invaders is estimated to be in the neighborhood of...

Move Gypsy Moth Free

The gypsy moth is an introduced insect that is one of the most destructive pests of trees and shrubs ever to reach our shores. Its immature stage, a dark, hairy caterpillar with rows of red and...

Landscape Problem Solver

We all probably wish we had an experienced gardener we could call on for advice whenever problems arise in the garden. For those of us without such a fount of knowledge, the Landscape Problem...

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In the Garden


Rainwater Harvesting with Rain Chains

An ironic component of typical home building is that properties are designed to remove rainwater in a speedy fashion, as if it is a waste product, directing it to flow away to retention basins and storm drains, always being shunted off somewhere else....
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Shows & Events

Fall Landscaping Workshops The City of Chandler (Arizona) Water Conservation department offers a variety of free landscaping...

Clever Gardening Technique

Pinch Herbs Pinch back basil and other herbs regularly to inhibit flowering. When herbs go to flower, their...
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Regional Reminders

  • Destroy Squash Vine Borers
  • Water Citrus Regularly
  • Check Irrigation Timers After Storms
  • Organize Vegetable Seeds
  • Keep Birds Safe

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