• What to do in your garden in December

    December is a great month to take advantage of mild winter weather and tackle major garden projects. Here’s what the new revised edition of “Lush & Efficient: Desert –Friendly Landscaping in the Coachella Valley” says desert gardeners could do this month.

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  • Reminder from The Chuparosa: Let water districts help pay for your conversion

    As you replace your grass with water-efficient plants, don’t forget to get help from our area water agencies.

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  • Mojave Desert Seed Bank launches membership program

    The Mojave Desert Seed Bank has come a long way since the first fishhook cactus seeds
    were collected from one of MDLT’s protected properties 18 months ago. Now with over 320 collections, the seed bank has launched a membership program. Founding members, including outdoor champions Patagonia and renowned naturalist Robin Kobaly, were honored on Sunday.

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  • Veggies to plant now in the low desert

    Urban Farm in Phoenix, Ariz., a program that offers instructions on growing your own healthy food, offers a Low Desert Planting and Harvesting Schedule.

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  • November is a great month to get outdoors and garden!

    If you missed the prime October planting period, you can still continue fall planting programs, although plants will establish slower with cooler temperatures.

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  • Veggies to plant in the low desert

    Urban Farm in Phoenix, Ariz., a program that offers instructions on growing your own healthy food, offers a Low Desert Planting and Harvesting Schedule. The plan was introduced to Coachella Valley gardeners in a September Water Wise Conservation Event led by Don Ackley and hosted by the Coachella Valley Water District. Here are some vegetables […]

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  • What to do in your garden in October

    Temperatures in the valley leave the three-digit range, for the most part this month. October is one of the best months to work in the garden. Plants are perking up as we hit the most important planting season of the year, which reaches a peak by Oct. 15. By then winter and spring annual color […]

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  • How to overseed without wasting water

    You can save water and possibly money by skipping overseeding your lawn. Bermuda grass will stay alive in a dormant condition throughout the winter with occasional watering, according to gardening advice from the Coachella Valley Water District. If you do overseed, CVWD offers steps on how you can save money this fall. Don’t over seed […]

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  • CVWD Water Awareness Tour

    How to sign up for popular CVWD tours

    Two tours offered by the Coachella Valley Water District in the fall have become so popular pre-registration is necessary. Read more about attending the Colorado River & Canal Tour and the Water Awareness Tour.

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  • Condo complex slashes water bills after removing grass

    Increasing water rates led a Palm Desert condominium complex to tear out 16,000
    square feet of street-side grass and replace it with desert-friendly plants, a new
    irrigation system and lighting.

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