Garden View: How to keep a healthy lawn

Take-All Root Rot (TARR) is a fungal pathogen that is very common in our area and was particularly active this past year. While I...

Garden View: Upcoming Master Gardener classes

BY BARBARA STORZTexas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in both Hidalgo and Cameron Counties, will hold its annual Master Gardener volunteer training from 9 a.m....

Garden View: Keep food safety in mind for the holidays

BY BARBARA STORZWith the busy holiday season fast approaching, it is good to remember food safety. We need to be mindful of children, who...

Garden View: Options for rainwater harvesting

My plants sure have been enjoying these recent light rain showers, which got me thinking about different ways that we can capture that water. Let’s...

Hobbies in nature series at Quinta Mazatlan

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORGet ready for the most colorful migration of the year with Quinta Mazatlan’s “Spring Songbirds, Colorful Travelers” from 3 to...

Nutria may look cute but are considered an invasive species

Did you know Nutria can eat a quarter of their body weight in plant matter every day.

Plant for pollinators: Landscaping can help provide nesting sites

National Pollinator Week was designated in 2007 by the U.S. Senate in Resolution 580 to recognize the critical role that pollinators play in the...