If you live in the southwest US, you face some unique challenges to having a well-manicured yard. Here are a few dos and don’ts to help you have an attractive landscape, even under drought conditions.Read More
You may not believe it from looking around the state today, but ornamental palm trees haven’t always existed in California. So when did the many varieties of this tree that grow very successfully in the state first arrive? Here’s is a little bit about the history of the first palm trees in California.Read More
California is always on a mission to save water, especially during the dry summer months. That’s why a 55-gallon restriction on indoor water use is being encouraged. Now outdoors is a totally different story. You want your yard to look nice, right? Doesn’t that take a lot of water? It doesn’t have to!Read More
If you want to save money on your water bill and be able to water your landscape during the dry season when watering hours are limited, you may want to consider harvesting rainwater. During a rain, your plants will enjoy the moisture they are able to soak up. However, much of what falls will simply run off. Tree, shrub, and grass roots simply can’t soak it all up fast enough (although plants that are native to dry climates are better at it).
Here are a few tips for developing your own rainwater harvesting system at home. You may be surprised how simple it can be.Read More