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June Garden Tasks

June is when summer comes to stay and everything is growing! Our June Garden Tasks keep your yard and garden humming along beautifully with pointers on fertilizing, weed control, and managing insects and disease.

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Beneficial Insects, Part II

In this second part of our series on beneficial insects, we're focused on the superhero beneficial insects to take care of those larger garden pests. 

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Beneficial Insects, Part I

Did you know that 98% of all known insects are considered good bugs? If your plant is suffering due to a bad bug, there are beneficial insects out there hungry to get at that bad bug. Let's look at a few....

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An Ounce of Prevention

Spring is here, the weather is warming up in the garden, and that means we’re seeing a lot more activity among our plants—both good and not so good. Many of you have contacted us with questions about what’s going on in your garden, so we’ve pulled together answers to some common questions about pest and disease problems, along with recommended treatments.  

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April Garden Tasks

April Garden Tasks

Spring is in full swing and the weather is warming up. Browse our checklist for April garden care tips. Guard against pests, check irrigation systems, and get those veggies in the ground now for a bumper crop this summer!
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Keeping Bugs At Bay

Keeping Bugs At Bay

Now's the time to start checking for seasonal pest problems and take steps to protect your plants. We can help you find the right natural solution in the fight against unwanted garden guests.
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Pest S.O.S. 12 Most Common Summer Pests Part 3

Gardeners water, feed, pinch, prune and putz so we can enjoy the fruits of our labornot to invite unwanted pests. Learn to identify and prevent some common summer garden pests: spider mites, sow bugs, stink bugs, whiteflies, yellowjackets, and budworms.
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Bug on a leaf

Pest S.O.S. 12 Most Common Summer Pests Part 2

Gardeners water, feed, pinch, prune and putz so we can enjoy the fruits of our labor–not to invite unwanted pests. Learn to identify and prevent four common summer garden pests: earwigs, Harlequin bugs, leaf miners, and voles.   Earwig Description: Approximately...

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Thrips on Yellow Flower

Pest S.O.S. 12 Most Common Summer Pests Part 1

Pests are prevalent in summer. Plant stress, abundant food and favorable breeding conditions give pests the advantage over the plants in your garden. The best method of treatment is prevention. Learn the 12 most common summer pests in gardens of the Sacramento area, and all of the information you need to combat them effectively.
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