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Calculating your garden and lawn’s watering needs can be accomplished by collecting containers and setting them randomly throughout the yard. and then running your irrigation for the length of time you are used to running it. Check the amounts of water collected in the cans and calculate the average amount. Check the soil to see to what depth the water reached and make adjustments accordingly. Photo courtesy of Joe Urbach

Growth in gardening: When to water

It is getting hot, so I am bombarded by questions about watering the lawn and garden. Watering seems simple but can actually take a bit of finesse to do properly

Hummingbirds have very little sense of smell but they can distinguish colors and have learned to favor the colors red, orange and pink as sources of good nectar. Free use photo

Exploring Nature: Feeding Hummingbirds

My resident hummingbird looks to be a female ruby-throat. She does not have a ruby throat, however, and is a rather drab light green, with touches of white on her

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