Yard & Garden

Turfgrass

What’s more enjoyable than the feel of soft cool grass under your feet? Turfgrass provides many benefits to our lives and environment, from its cooling effect during the heat of the summer, providing a comfortable and safe place for activities and exercise, protects and conserves our precious soil and water and is aesthetically soothing. Proper variety selection, fertilization and irrigation are the keys to a healthy and long lasting turf.

Trees & Shrubs

How often do we find ourselves in awe of a majestic decades or even century’s old tree? We benefit from trees in many ways, their comfort both physically and in the peace of mind they bring us whether lying below them or swinging from them. Trees and shrubs not only benefit our personal landscapes they benefit our community, environment and the future generations that will find themselves staring in awe at what has been left behind for them to enjoy.

Proper care and management including irrigation, fertilization and pruning are key to the longevity of your trees and shrubs. Selecting varieties that are best suited for your climate and soil type and proper planting will help to protect your investment.

Newt McCarty
Valencia County Agriculture Agent
Phone: 505-565-3002
Email: jnewton3@nmsu.edu