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Thank Goodness for the Rain, but not for the Mosquitos!

By Jackie Peel, TCMG We’ve had an unexpected period of very beneficial rain recently, and our gardens are looking so much better because of it! But – summer rain also brings mosquitos. We all want to be able to enjoy our yards without the nuisance and potential for diseases that mosquitoes bring to us and our pets. So, what to do? First, protect yourself, your family, and your pets. Avoid spending time outdoors during peak mosquito activity times – dawn and dusk. Wear long sleeves and pants. Use mosquito repellent that contains DEET. Don’t forget to give both your dogs…

More about trees!

By Jackie Peel, TCMG Maybe I should start this article with “What not to plant”. I hope you read all the way to the end, but if not I want you to know the trees you should NEVER put in your yard. There are many on the “do not plant” list, but here are the main trees to avoid: Anything sold in the Sunday newspaper supplement (there’s a reason it’s folded in with the comics) Catalpa, Bradford pear, mulberry, purple leaf plum, cottonwood, sycamore, poplar, Siberian elm, Arizona ash, silver maple, Chinese tallow, willow, and most pines. Okay, now on…