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Drought Tolerant Plants

Did you know it can take two years for your plant to become drought tolerant? Your brand new plant has a very small root zone, and developing a much larger root zone happens in three steps: the first six months, the second six months, and forever after.

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Best Trees For Fall Color

Best Trees For Fall Color

These fabulous fall-color trees offer head-turning seasonal changes in leaf color. From golden-yellow to orange-red to scarlet—we've got something for you! Take a look at some of our favorite fall color varieties, then stop by your local Green Acres Nursery & Supply and our garden gurus can show you additional options. 
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Pink Muhly Grass

Non-Invasive Grasses

Most ornamental grasses are prime in summer and a perfect fit for our region. But before you start shopping, read through our list for commonly-known invasive grasses, along with our recommendations for substitutes. In addition, we've provided additional options that just look great in any landscape. 
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Silver Grass 'Morning Light'

Grasses for the Masses

Have you considered adding ornamental grasses to your landscape? With so many varieties to choose from, you can select your favorites for container gardens and beds. Take a look at a few of our recommendations. 
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pink roses on white fence

Reimagine Your Landscape: English Style

We've created a twist on the English-style landscape, inspired by plants for our Mediterranean climate. Create a place to relax and admire nature, by incorporating groups of fragrant flowers planted among brick or cobblestone paths, small groupings of trees, and seating to admire birdbaths or small ponds. Check out our plant list for a water-wise English style garden.
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Climbing a Tree

Best Trees for Climbing

Trees can provide many benefits to your home and neighborhood, and let's not forget that trees can also provide fun and adventure. Looking up at the sturdy limbs of established trees, who doesn't want to climb to the top and see what's happening in the neighborhood? Count me in! Here are a few of our favorite trees to climb.
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Spanish Lavender

About Lavender: Pruning and Culinary Tips

Lavender is an evergreen perennial that is perfect for the Mediterranean climate here in the Sacramento area. It is drought tolerant and thrives in the heat, requiring full sun for 6-8 hours per day. Learn how to prune and care for lavender to keep it blooming. 

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California Wild Lilac

Reimagine Your Landscape: Mediterranean

We’d like to share a few recommendations that might help you choose water-wise plants for your landscape. Whether you’re looking for a groundcover for the slope on the side of your home, simple privacy screening shrubs, or plants that will completely replace your lawn, this is the place to begin.
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Purple flowers near sprinkler system

Irrigation Efficiency

Irrigation efficiency is not only key to water conservation, it is also key to the health of your plants.

Inefficient irrigation is a common cause of plants succumbing to pests and disease. Be sure to water the depth of the root zone every time, and let the soil dry out a few inches below the surface before watering again. 

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