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Growing citrus

Enjoying citrus fruits from your backyard is one of the greatest joys of home gardening. Citrus trees thrive in Pinal County and with a...

GROWING GARLIC: It might be the perfect crop for curious desert gardeners.

The perfect project for the curious desert gardener just might be planting garlic. Once the inground garden bed, raised bed or large container is prepped...

Jerusalem artichokes perfect in Maricopa climate

Jerusalem artichokes — also known as sunchokes, wild sunflowers or sunroot — can easily be mistaken for a common sunflower at first glance. But...
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Gardening during monsoon season

If your garden is like mine, peppers are thriving while most everything else is on its last legs. The triple-digit heat is deadly to...
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Master Gardeners have deep roots

Are you aware of the Master Gardeners in our fair city of Maricopa?  Let me introduce you to our history and program.    The Land Grant...

Master Gardener: You can bring the tropics home

Raise your hand if you have attempted to grow tropical plants. My hand is up. While living in Kansas, my stepfather said he was going...

Summertime irrigation – doing it right

Summertime means more water will be used outdoors. The good news is you can provide plants with water they need and still use water...

Landing Home Depot may signal Maricopa is ready for prime time

The big orange box may bring with it a big green light for development in Maricopa. Atlanta-based Home Depot, the world’s largest home-improvement chain with...

Home Depot coming to Maricopa; opening likely in spring ’24

Home Depot is coming to Maricopa. The Atlanta-based, big-box, home-improvement chain has confirmed with the city its intention to open a store on Stonegate Road...

Is a golf course home for you?

Purchasing a home adjacent to a golf course has its advantages. In addition to a certain amount of prestige that comes with owning a...

Spring planting in Maricopa

With the moderate weather we are experiencing this winter, I can imagine many of you are eager to get your vegetable gardens growin’. The average...

Karsten’s Ace Hardware names new business-development manager

Maricopa’s neighborhood Ace Hardware has a new man on the job to assist with building the store’s business clientele. Peter Menzynski is new business-development manager...

’22 in review: The rise of the apartments

The single-family home is king in Maricopa. But a housing shift is beginning. More options are coming — in the short term and long term...

Pedal to the metal on her petals

She has worked in banks. She has dressed hair. She has shipped freight all over the world. And she’s been pretty good at all of...

Local Realtor pays for homeowner upgrades to facilitate sale for client

When it’s time to sell or invest in a home, Maricopans have a unique opportunity to benefit from using a local agent who is...

Now is the perfect time to plant roses

Roses are timeless flowers and, fortunately, they grow very well in Arizona. In fact, the oldest Lady Banks Rose in the world, which was...

Squash, pumpkins carve out niche in Maricopa-area history

It’s that time of year again, when we give thanks with pumpkin and squash on the holiday table. Cucurbita, Latin for gourd, is among the...

Lights may bring cameras and action at annual neighborhood tree lighting

Lights may bring cameras and action tonight when Maricopa Realtor Dayv Morgan of HomeSmart Success flips the switch on his annual Christmas light show...

Cotton woven in Pinal County along Gila River since ancient peoples

Cotton, among the five “Cs” of Arizona’s economy (copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate), has a long history in central Arizona, especially Pinal County. Cotton...

Poll: Readers embrace coming of Tractor Supply, but still want more

Maricopa is finally getting the big-box store residents have been clamoring for, and the populace – at least that portion that responded to our...

Electrical district to roll out energy-saving, demand-response program

A new program that will offer enrolled residential and small-business customers an incentive to reduce energy during times of peak system demand soon will...

Master Gardener: Corn, an American crop with Arizona roots

Corn is one of the most significant economic agricultural products on Earth. An iconic American food crop grown as one of the three sisters (with...

Waste and recycling in Maricopa: 2 options every Saturday

Did you know Maricopa offers waste and recycling services every Saturday? Disposing of waste and recycling in an environmentally friendly manner is vital to the...
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Planting a garden? The merits of raised, in-ground beds

Planting a new garden? Are you torn between what type of garden bed you should use? When establishing a garden, you can either choose a...

Least expensive home sold for just under $300K

The least expensive home sold July 10 through Aug. 9 was a three-bedroom home at 19296 N. Costa Verdez Ave. in Tortosa. It fetched...

Plumber: Maintenance extends life of water heaters

Do you wonder if water heater flushes are necessary? Do you do regular maintenance on your water heater? Well, if not, you should be....

Morgan: Improving curb appeal can lead to quicker sales

When I take potential buyers to look at a home, they begin making their decision on whether they like the property from the moment...
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Master Gardener: Prepare that new vegetable garden now

It’s August, and we have not quite given up on summer and are wondering when it will end. The temperatures are consistently in the...

Master Gardener: Chia is not just a fuzzy tchotchke!

You may have seen the TV commercials, but there is more than meets the eye with chia (Salvia hispanica), the iconic seed of the...

Master gardener: Smile-making sunflowers

Plant sunflowers for a garden that will make you smile! Find a sunny place with well-drained soil and plant seeds in early spring or fall,...
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