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5 Rules for Garden Success

Rule #1 Despite our recent water restrictions, this rule has and will always be the best; Water deeply, less often. S-l-o-w  down watering, making certain your soil is soaked 6-12 inches deep ~ twice a week in hot weather, once a week in cool, dry weather. Trees need deep watering around the root base, not just the [...]

Pests in the Garden

Understanding Common Garden Pests. Part 1. Aphids, Snails/Slugs, and Scale. A healthy garden is a very comfortable place for an insect to call home. There are many different pests that may visit our plants, and most of them are easily dealt with. One of the most important parts of managing a pest is identifying the [...]