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Protecting Your Investment This Summer

Protect your trees this summer by using recommended watering techniques to keep your trees healthy. During low water years combined with summer's heat, it's important to provide deep watering to keep your trees thriving. Read on to learn efficient ways to water trees with soaker hoses and the bucket method. 
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How To Choose Your Fruit Tree

Learn how you can enjoy the benefits of planting a tree and nurturing it to produce delicious, fresh fruit. The real magic comes during harvest when the trees are filled with fruit to share with family, friends, and neighbors. 
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Orange Tree 'Cara Cara'

Growing Citrus

There is so much to appreciate about citrus trees. They are hardy, will thrive in challenging soils, can be grown in pots or directly in the ground, and are very generous with delicious fruit and a long harvest season. We have some growing tips to help you find success along the way. 
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Palo Verde tree yellow blooms

Fall Is A Great Time For Planting Trees

Fall is the perfect time to plant trees that will grow and provide beauty, shade, and enjoyment for many years to come. Why fall? Read on for our garden guru's list of five trees that are ideal for fall planting. 

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Maple leaves with red, orange, and yellow fall color

September Garden Solutions

September is a significant transition month from hot summer to milder fall, which allows us to take advantage of another prime planting season. The air is cooling down, but the soil is still warm, creating the perfect conditions to encourage root growth before summer hits. This month, our experts are getting questions about weeds, leaf loss, and putting in new plants.
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May Garden Solutions

As summer arrives with warmer temperatures, our garden gurus are answering questions about how to care for plants during this transition. For the month of May, we're providing advice about watering, tree trunk care, and pests.

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Ripe apricots on tree

Success with Fruit Trees

There is something very satisfying about planting a tree and nurturing it to produce delicious, fresh fruit. We all want fruit trees that thrive and provide enough fruit to share with family, friends, and the entire neighborhood—and the way in which we water, fertilize, prune, and thin will influence how much the tree produces each year. Read on for tips.
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Mature Green Japanese Maple

Japanese Maples

Japanese Maples are a garden favorite because of their graceful and elegant branching habit. Available in a variety of sizes and forms, including upright, weeping, broadleaf, and laceleaf, they provide year-round interest. Read on to learn why they are local favorites and how to care for them.
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Avocados

Avocados

Nearly all varieties of avocado trees can be successfully grown throughout California in areas with mild winters. Knowing the best varieties, soil and light requirements, and long term care will allow you to grow your own healthy, delicious fruit. Read on for tips. 
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