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As we approach summer, it's important to consider landscaping for the heat. The hot, dry climate creates a unique situation for growing vegetation and creating a welcoming yard. Use these tips to grow your St. George garden.

Choose the right plants

Research what plants will work well in the summer heat. Buy seeds that are meant for the desert and plants that can withstand the climate. Plant flowers that are native to the area like autumn sage and columbine. Different types of cacti can also add the look and charm you want. Use this article to help you pick some vegetation for your yard.

Treat the soil

Desert soil is tough and sandy. If you want to plant a vegetable garden or or other vegetation, you’ll need to lay down the proper soil.

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As we get later into the summer, forest and brush fires are more and more common. The city and houses of St. George are surrounded by beautiful desert that often create the perfect conditions for possible fires. It is important to be safe and use these tips to avoiding forest fires.

Check Fire Regulations in Your Area

In state and national parks, rangers post current fire restrictions. These restrictions say whether outdoor fires are legal or not based on current weather and dryness conditions. If you are planning a campout at one of the nearby parks in St. George, make sure you know the current regulations. Failure to comply can result in a fine or, even worse, a possible wildfire.

Keep Fires in Designated Fire Pits

If fires are currently

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Happy Earth Day! Since we live in a desert, one of our most precious natural resources is water. Take some time today to make some adjustments in your home to save some water. Here are some ideas to get you started.

1 Fix Leaks

A small leak in a faucet, bathtub or toilet can waste up to 20 gallons of water a day. That’s over 7,000 gallons of water a year! Check all your bathroom and kitchen appliances to fix any possible leaks. Also, pay attention to your water meter and bill. If you see a sudden spike in water use one month, it may be a good indication that there is a hidden leak somewhere in your home or yard.

2 Only Run Full Appliances

Only turn on your dishwasher or washing machine when they’re full. To save even more water, not to

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