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The unusually hot summer and less than productive monsoon season combined to do a number on Rim Country yards. Now is the time to repair the damage, possibly replacing high-maintenance grass with low-maintenance, Xeriscape-type ground cover. Experts say the fall is a good time to put in ground cover so it has a chance to get established.

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Fall care for heat-damaged yards

Extreme weather over the summer left a lot of lawns and landscapes showing signs of damage. With some time, patience and work, it’s possible to get your yard back in order and ready for the winter.

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