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Lawn irrigation

Irrigation for a Healthy Lawn

Irrigating the lawn is something that is often either done too frequently or not at all. Studies have shown …

Pollinator in the flowers

Creating a Pollinator Garden

I read an article recently from National Wildlife Federation announcing that June is Pollinator Month. Of course, they were …

Squash bug

Squash Vine Borer Prevention

I was out inspecting a garden recently and noticed a couple of insects that I thought were worth noting. The …

Fertilize Your Lawn Sign

Start Fertilizing Your Lawn

Although our lawns may have suffered a little setback from April frost, if they aren’t already completely greened up …

Cucumber

Plant What You Like to Eat

It’s not too late to plant a vegetable garden. There are still lots of plants in the garden centers. …

Hydrangea

Blooming Plant Gifts

Many people like to give live plants to their mothers for Mother’s Day so I did a little looking …

Calico scales on dogwood.

Calico Scales About to Hatch!

Calico scale, Eulecanium cerasorum, was accidentally introduced to California from Asia in the 1920s. It has now become established …

Cover on crop to protect from frost

Cover Tender Summer Crops

Quite often I’ve heard the saying from long time gardeners that Good Friday is a great time to start …

Lawn mower cutting the grass

Sharpen Your Mower Blade

I took the lawn mower out for the first time since November and mowed down the weeds in the …

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Verticillium Wilt of Tomato and Eggplant

This disease factsheet is a brief description of Verticillium wilt of tomato and eggplant. Symptoms, …

Bipalium kewense, a large, brown, striped hammerhead flatworm

Terrestrial Flatworms, Land Planarians & Hammerhead Worms

This factsheet offers information on the identification and management of various flatworms that may be …

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List of items that can and cannot be composted at home.

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