Press release: Cold weather means pruning time

Tom Dominguez It’s pruning time! Here are some things to keep in mind before taking saw in hand. Tree age Pruning is important when trees are young. Trees can be trained through pruning to direct growth, correct growth, and help develop a strong canopy. Training should take place while the tree is young into maturity. [...]

From pruning to planting, tips for the winter

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Here are some dos and don’ts for the new year as we move into the colder months of January and February. l

Pruning keeps landscape looking good

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension To keep your landscape at its healthy best, start a regular pruning program. The following guidelines from the American Nursery and Landsape Association (ANLA) explains the basics. Nursery professionals are an excellent source of additional information. l Remove spent flowers to stimulate growth and additional bloom; otherwise, plant energy [...]

Steps to prep your garden for fall, winter

By Tom Dominguez Now is the time to sow seeds of the many cool-weather vegetables, greens and herbs that thrive through New Mexico relatively mild winters. The fall and winter cool season is often more dependable for growing these crops than the spring season. • Coleus and caladiums require plenty of water this time of [...]

Yard and Garden

By Tom Dominguez Here’s a checklist of item for your yard and garden through July and August: During this season of hot weather, extra care should be given to watering plants thoroughly and deeply. Caladiums require plenty of water at this time of the year if they are to remain lush and active until fall. [...]