Wednesday, December 4, 2013 5:00 pm
(BPT) - If you enjoy spending the cold winter months planning your next spring home improvement project, your creative juices are already flowing. But instead of focusing on the same small home improvement projects again this year, have you considered something bigger? Have you considered a project that redefines your home and showcases your individuality? The one that will make your home stand out in your neighborhood?
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 4:00 am
By now, most folks have heard the term “xeriscape.” Xeriscape doesn’t mean a dry, barren landscape, it refers to a landscape that requires minimal additional water, and is the best way to landscape in our dry climate.
Sunday, March 31, 2013 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) Whether you’re making a fast trip to the store or leaving on a two-week vacation, are you confident that locking your doors is enough to keep your home safe and secure?
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 4:00 am
Explorer names Grimes editor, hires
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:00 am
Education is an integral part of the Tucson Botanical Gardens,
2150 N. Alvernon Way, and to emphasize this component, it presents
a wide range of new classes and travel opportunities throughout the
year. In addition to these offerings, the Gardens make available a
core of signature classes each month that are always accessible,
without even having to pre-register.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 3:00 am
Many readers have a patch of lawn, and that is fine.
“Appropriate turf area” is espoused by xeriscape practices. If lawn
helps you use and enjoy your backyard, have some. But you need to
treat it right to curtail excessive water use and minimize the
resources used in care.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 3:00 am
From flooring and cabinetry to moulding and furniture, American
hardwoods have been treasured for generations, and for good reason.
They offer warmth, durability, luxury and design options that are
unmatched by faux-wood products such as laminates and bamboo.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 12:00 am
Oro Valley Public Works employees Tony Sances and Manuel Fierros
place Christmas trees into a wood chipper at the Naranja Town Site
last Wednesday. The Oro Valley Kiwanis Club uses the “treecycle”
program as a fund-raiser for buying presents and school supplies
for needy kids. People wishing to use the mulch are free to pick
some up at the town site.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Oro Valley Public Works employees Tony Sances and Manuel Fierros place Christmas trees into a wood chipper at the Naranja Town Site last Wednesday.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, The Oro Valley Kiwanis Club uses the “treecycle” program as a fund-raiser for buying presents and school supplies for needy kids. People wishing to use the mulch are free to pick some up at the town site.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:00 am
It is hard to tell you exactly how to care for your plants in a
newspaper column because there is more plant diversity here than a
tropical rain forest.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 11:00 pm
Most trash will not be shipped to DKL's 'fill
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 11:00 pm
Yes, you can use your landscape for cooking.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 12:00 am
December is a slow month in the garden. It is too late (or too
early) to prune anything, weeds are not too rambunctious, and cool
temperatures mean slow growth. Slow growth does not mean no growth.
Roots continue to grow, so be sure to water, especially if we don't
get some rain soon.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 11:00 pm
Ornamental grasses are in the news, cast as the villain of the
piece. Two species are indeed a problem.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 12:00 am
Letters published in the Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2008, edition of
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 11:00 pm
The Irrigation Association named July “Smart Irrigation Month”
to promote, in their words … “efficient watering practices,
technologically advanced irrigation products, and water
Tuesday, May 28, 2002 11:00 pm
Summer has not officially started yet, but it's already hot and
plants feel it. Yes, it's a dry heat. A very dry heat, since we are
entering a second year with below-average rainfall. A careful
tune-up of your watering system is important before the full heat
of summer arrives. Some readers simply replace the worn gasket at
the hose bib. Readers with an irrigation system have a few more
steps to take. There are five things to check: placement, quantity,
flow, filter, and schedule.
Tuesday, September 11, 2001 11:00 pm
Stuart Rodeffer's cough sounds like it's weighed down by sludge,
similar to the hack of a life-long smoker. His incessant coughing
is the result of ingesting smoke and ash every day for nearly a
month while fighting wildland fires in Northern California.