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Real Estate - July 6, 2012

Garden tips for July

How to deal with stubborn weeds

by Jack McKinnon

School is out, summer is here. Soon it will be hot and time for iced tea, swimming pools, baseball games, hot dogs (or tofu dogs) and weed pulling. Often thought a chore or curse, weeds come in all sizes and shapes. There are ones with prickles, some with white sap, others that lie low and others that look like perfectly good ornamental plants.

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Garden coach Jack McKinnon can be reached at 650-455-0687 (cell), by email at Visit his website at