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As the weather and gardens transition from summer to fall, it is time to adjust your maintenance practices to ensure the health, longevity, and beauty of your landscape. Proper fall care will increase winter survival, support pollinators, and reduce your future workload.

By MELINDA MYERS, Special to the Courier September 16, 2021
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You moved to the area and bought a new home. The front yard package included a tree, three shrubs and a boulder, and the back yard is a blank slate.

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier September 16, 2021
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Feature Home: 6881 Claret Dr., Prescott
Model Home Leasebacks in Westwood at Deep Well Ranch

Dorn Homes has two model homes available for leaseback in Westwood at Deep Well Ranch.

September 9, 2021
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There is an ongoing funny within the industry that when an industry partner calls, I always say “hi how is my favorite landscaper,” or my favorite builder, or my favorite road guy or my favorite painter, etc.

By Sandy Griffis September 9, 2021
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The extreme heat and drought of 2021 across much of the country has turned many lawns brown. Damaged lawns may be thin, contain dead patches or are overrun with weeds.

By MELINDA MYERS, Special to the Courier September 9, 2021
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Mountain gardens are famous for flamboyant autumn grasses in the landscape. This is the season you’ll find the most exotic options for the gardens. From short spreading grass to big, bold pampas grass, this is their time to shine.

By LISA WATTERS-LAIN, Special to the Courier September 9, 2021
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Is your summer a summer of drought? No need to sit back and accept what Mother Nature offers — you can soften the impact of dry weather on your garden.

By LEE REICH, Associated Press September 9, 2021
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With Katie Holmes and Lil' Kim on his front row and singer Marina on the mic high above his runway, Christian Siriano helped kicked off New York Fashion Week's first big pandemic round of in-person shows.

By LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press September 9, 2021
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Are you searching for the very best in country living with city conveniences? This exquisite Ventura Ranch custom home, offered at $1,495,000, with panoramic mountain-and-prairie views, has it all and then some!

September 2, 2021
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With all the wet weather we have had, just wait until that “white chalky” substance will start to be seen on many of the area’s masonry walls and on homes throughout neighborhoods. So here is a little educational lesson on Efflorescence.

By Sandy Griffis September 2, 2021
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There is nothing worse than frost in the forecast and a garden full of vegetables not quite ready for picking. Use some simple strategies to extend the growing season and keep enjoying garden-fresh vegetables.

By MELINDA MYERS, Special to the Courier September 2, 2021
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There are lots of vegetables that grow well through the cool autumn weather. Some plants need longer days and a bit warmer soil to really get started, but all produce through the end of the year.

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier September 2, 2021
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Feature Home: 1470 Southview Drive, Prescott
Casual elegance offered at 1,097,600

This custom-built home offers awesome 180-degree views. The main-level living area features a spacious great room with fireplace and entertainment deck.

August 26, 2021
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Our column today is all about Did You Know?

By Sandy Griffis August 26, 2021
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Create a colorful year-round garden filled with flowers, greenery, colorful fruit, fall color, winter interest and a few surprises. Consider seasonal interest when planning a new garden or landscape.

By MELINDA MYERS, Special to the Courier August 26, 2021
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Trees are where your landscape value is. Plant them right, and your home value grows; get trees wrong, and they take over, lift patios and driveways, hide beautiful architecture, and more.

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier August 26, 2021
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Odd weather this summer has taken its toll on many gardens. For many the problem is drought, but what if it just keeps raining?

By LEE REICH, Associated Press August 26, 2021
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Feature Home: 6881 Claret Drive, Prescott
Westwood at Deep Well Ranch

Westwood at Deep Well Ranch is Prescott’s premiere new home community. This charming neighborhood is the ideal place to plant roots in your dream home. Homes start in the high $300s.

August 19, 2021
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This week it is all about WATER! The most important water conservation device is you. Below are some helpful tips — on how easy it is to conserve water.

By Sandy Griffis August 19, 2021
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Convert landscape and garden trimmings into valuable compost. Incorporate this soil amendment into garden soil to improve drainage in clay soil and increase water-holding ability in fast draining sandy soils.

By MELINDA MYERS, Special to the Courier August 19, 2021
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Houseplants add style, color, and brightness, all while cleaning the air we breathe. Even if you’re not an experienced #PlantParent, this list of 17 houseplants thrives indoors with minimal care. Each with descriptions and how to grow in your home without killing a single one.

By KEN LAIN Special to the Courier August 19, 2021
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On an assemblage of vacant lots and other pockets of unused land in the Bronx, gardeners from low-income neighborhoods have banded together to create over a dozen “farm hubs,” coordinating their community gardens and their harvest.

By KATHERINE ROTH, Associated Press August 19, 2021
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It is time for new countertops in our home. We have no idea where to start. Looking for advice. — Leah and Ed, Cottonwood, AZ.

By Sandy Griffis August 12, 2021
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Feature Home: 2100 Burlwood Drive, Prescott
Rare drop dead gorgeous home In North Forty offered at $689,000

Due to absolutely no fault of the seller or the property itself, this custom home is back on the market. The 2,241-square-foot house, sitting among boulders and pines on over an acre on a cul-de-sac, has amazing views of Granite Mountain and forested hills.

August 12, 2021
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Enjoy and share the beauty of your flower garden all year long. Pick and dry a few flowers to use in flower arrangements, craft projects or as gifts for friends and family.

By MELINDA MYERS, Special to the Courier August 12, 2021

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