Western Mountains and High Plains

July, 2012
Regional Report

Tool or Gardening Product

The PotLifter
The PotLifter (http://potlifter.com) was designed for the do-it-yourself gardener. It only takes two people to safely and easily move heavy pots and planters, landscaping stones, and other heavy, awkward-to-lift objects. The strap adjusts to move objects that weigh up to 200 pounds and measure between 12 to 30 inches.
Cost: $29.95.

Clever Gardening Technique

Encourage Beneficial Insects
Be sure to have zinnias, sweet alyssum, catmints, yarrows, daisies, dill, fennel, and other prolific blooming flowers and herbs in the garden to attract the good bugs. Insect predators such as ladybird beetles, lacewings, syrphid flies, and parasitic wasps help to control harmful insects. The bad bugs including aphids, caterpillars and woodborers can be kept at bay by having these beneficials in your garden.

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