Western Mountains and High Plains

September, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Cheyenne Sky

National News

Fall is on its way. This is the time of the year when ornamental grasses really strut their stuff in the garden, their leaves backlit by low autumn sunlight, their panicles waving against a clear...

Take a Trip to Tomatoville

Tomatoes are the number one home vegetable garden crop in America. Whether you're motivated by the wonderful flavor that only a truly ripe tomato can deliver, want to be the first on your block...

National Pesticide Information Center

Want to find out about safe pest control strategies? Have a question about dealing with mosquitoes or ticks in your home landscape? Have questions about using pesticides as safely as possible or...

Rating Heucheras

Some plants seem to catch the fancy of plant breeders and inspire them to develop a mind-boggling array of cultivars, so many that a gardener is often at a loss when it comes to choosing among all...

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In the Garden

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Lay New Sod in the Fall

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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Resources

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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