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Horticulture Oil

April 11, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Using Horticulture Oil for Insect Control Horticulture oils have been used to control pests for more than 100 years. Oils target both the egg and adults of aphids, mites, twig borers, pear psylla, scale insects, cutworms & leaf rollers before they can cause problems. Before the development of current oil refining techniques, oils were heavier […]

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How is your Water Bill?

April 11, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Increa$ing Water Bill As temperatures warm and landscape water demands increase, homeowners may start to notice the effect of Cedar City water rate increase that began last February. According to the Mayor’s January , 2013 Newsletter, the average residential customer could see an overall increase in their bill of about $11 per month if water […]

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Planting

April 10, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

It’s Planting Season! Thumbing through seed catalogs and browsing the isles at the local nurseries are two of my favorite spring time activities. But I admit, with so many selections available it can be a bit overwhelming at times. Hopefully the following tips will help simplify the process. Prior to filling my shopping carts, I […]

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Perfect Lighting

April 10, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Three Steps to the Perfect Lighting Most people notice a poorly lighted room. This is most noticeable in high task areas such as the kitchen, laundry and bathroom. I mean, think about it; where do most people work in the home? Of course, one needs the most light in kitchens, bathrooms and laundry areas. One […]

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Xeriscaping-Landscape of the Desert

April 10, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

What is Xeriscaping? Xeriscaping is defined as a method to conserve water through the use of creative landscaping. In North America, well over 50% of water used is for watering lawns and maintaining landscaping. With water becoming a precious commodity in the US, xeriscaping become a viable alternative. Decorative rock is becoming more popular and […]

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