Redesigning money costly honor to Reagan

An airport in Washington. A highway in Illinois. A 7-foot-tall statue in the Capitol Rotunda. And, of course, a library in California. When it comes to our 40th president, the landscape of everyday life has no shortage of reminders. Nevertheless, a North Carolina congressman wants to add Ronald Reagan’s cachet to America’s cash. It’s hard […]

Gypsum: Should calcium sulfate be applied or not

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Homeowners are typically flooded with several sources of information on how to improve soils in the landscape. The claims of some products are mostly miraculous in their ability to improve the quality and workability of soils. Other products stay firmly entrenched in the minds of gardeners and landscape professionals […]

Fall is ideal time for planting

Finally, fall is here. The weather is becoming slightly cooler, and gardeners are slowly migrating back outdoors after record-breaking heat this summer. Now is a perfect time to add a new tree or a grouping of shrubs to the landscape. Or perhaps you have an area in the landscape that needs ‘remodeling’ or rejuvenating. The […]

Tips for your landscape during construction projects

by Tom Dominguez, Extension Service If you’re in the process of any kind of construction, new or remodel, here are some things to think about in protecting the existing landscape and your soil. With construction, terrible things happen to the soil. There may be a deceiving layer of beautiful soil showing, but what lurks beneath? […]

Yard and Garden: Taking care of your live Christmas tree

By Tom Dominguez The boughs of holly have been used to deck the halls, and sprigs of mistletoe hang over every door, but the one plant that Christmas would not be complete without has yet to be brought in — the Christmas tree. The kids are anxious; they want to decorate the tree NOW! But […]

May 5, 2007 Around Town

Forty with surprises… Look who’s 40: Wanda Williams, shown here at 2 years old. Wanda’s family and friends wish her a great day on her 40th, Sunday. She’ll be celebrating with lots of surprises from her friend Lori Caldera, her mom, Alice King, her daughter, Jessica Williams and her granddaughter, Ayisha Nathan. Affinity for fisheries… […]