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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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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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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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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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Get To Know Roses

An Introduction to Rose Varieties The universal appeal of roses comes from the many varieties, sizes, and colors available. From traditional red, pink, or white—to the more unusual lilac, yellow and even orange—there are many rose varieties that can be well-suited to most...

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Tropical plants

Tropical Style in Sacramento

We’ve got several plants that fit the bill for a tropical oasis in your yard so you can have the tropical style in Sacramento. We just need to be creative about where to plant them.  The challenge that most tropical...

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rasberries

Grow Your Own Berries and Make Berry Pies this Summer

The world of berries is beautiful. Go beyond what’s sold in grocery stores to broaden your berry horizons. First, we’ll introduce you to some of our favorite berries and then give you a roundup of fresh recipes.   General Berry Info Light:...

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Colorful Camellias

  When selecting blooming shrubs for your garden, don’t overlook the camellia, an evergreen with flowers that appear from winter to spring. There are two species that are generally available: Camelliea japonica and Camellia sasanqua. Both species are highly ornamental...

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