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Flowering Trees

Flowering Trees

Spring is ripe for planting trees. The soil is workable, rain provides the watering, and there's time for roots to begin establishing before the heat arrives. 
When planting a tree there are a few things to consider, including: mature size, water needs, sun exposure, and shape. Read on for our spring-blooming favorites. 
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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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Water wise mediterranean plant

Landscape for Our Mediterranean Climate

Plants that are suited for our Mediterranean climate require less pest management, and they tolerate the cycles of local precipitation. Many plants thrive in our climate, draw beneficial wildlife, and look attractive all year; find out about a few of our recommendations. 
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Myrtle Crapes in a backyard

Why Crape Myrtles Take the Stage This Summer

The showy flowers of Crape Myrtles combined with attractive bark, beautiful fall foliage, water-wise properties, and high durability have made Crape Myrtles a popular choice within Northern California landscapes. Read on to learn more about them and get a few growing tips.
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Organic Fertilizer

4 Ways Organic Fertilizers Help Plants Use Less Water

With changing water cycles in California, gardeners are looking for water-wise options when it comes to fertilizers. And, when it’s hot, it’s important to use products that won’t burn. Organics fertilizers are gaining momentum because they help maintain beautiful gardens...

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