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Gardener’s Corner:Drought and your garden… new plantings

Are you thinking about ditching your lawn or other thirsty landscape plants? The heat of summer is not the time to remove and replace...

Gardener’s Corner: The leaves are falling; The leaves are falling!

Have you noticed the leaves falling from your trees? Why are they doing that? Is this an indication of an early fall? No, it is...

Pruning Tomatoes

Are you tomato plants robust? Or is that putting it mildly! There is a debate whether tomato plants need to be pruned. Although it is...

Gardener’s Corner: Water-wise Tip – Irrigation

Practicing efficient irrigation is essential during periods of drought. Here are some best practices that should be followed to help increase water efficiency. Drip irrigation...

Gardener’s Corner Water-wise Tip – Lawns

As Americans, we love our lawn! Did you know that if lawn (not ball fields and parks) were an agricultural crop it would be...

Gardener’s Corner Excessive heat and your garden

During excessively hot summer days it’s not only humans that can suffer from heat stress.  Your plants can suffer from heat stress as well,...

Gardeners Corner: This is not our first rodeo

Drought is always a threat in California. In the 1970s, I was a clueless teenager and knew there was a massive drought, but did...

Gardeners Corner Field Bindweed

By the first quarter of the twentieth century, field bindweed was proclaimed the worst weed in California and many other Western states. Field bindweed...

Gardening Corner: Water-wise Tip – Trees

Save your trees. Trees are long-term investments that add value to your home. When water is limited, most people choose to water fruit trees, landscape...

Gardeners Corner: Lady Bugs

Identification The adults (also called ladybugs or ladybird beetles) are dome shaped on top, flat on the bottom, and oblong when viewed from above. The...

 Gardener’s corner: Aphids

Almost every plant has one or more aphid species that occasionally feed on it. Low to moderate numbers of aphids usually are not damaging...

 Gardener’s corner: Spring Irrigation Tune-up

Now that spring is here, your plants will need to be irrigated. The following check list is geared for a drip & micro irrigation...

 Gardener’s Corner: Camellia Petal Blight

Camellia petal blight affects all cultivars of Camellia japonica. Camellia sasanqua is infected less often in California. Identification Infection by the Ciborinia camelliae fungus initially causes...

 Gardener’s Corner: Tree Selection

Careful and well-planned tree selection helps ensure the future health of a tree. It is essential to select tree species that are suitable for the...

 Gardening corner: Lawn Watering

Paying attention to your watering system will help you maintain an attractive, healthy lawn and protect the environment at the same time. Poor watering...

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