Wet winter may not develop

Wet winter may not develop

September 4, 2015 at 3:58 pm Comments are Disabled

The editors at the Farmers’ Almanac have good and bad news for Californians. The good news? It’s going to be a mild winter. The bad? It’s going to be another dry one.

Save a lawn, help a planet

Save a lawn, help a planet

July 14, 2015 at 2:56 pm Comments are Disabled

If you’re feeling guilty about having a mostly green lawn, here’s some news that could ease the guilt and even make you feel a bit noble.

Drought gardening tips: Skip expensive additives

Drought gardening tips: Skip expensive additives

July 9, 2015 at 1:54 pm Comments are Disabled

As we try to cut down on water on the landscape, we may be tempted to buy chemicals, sprays and additives that purport to conserve water, but compost still is the best solution.

Drought gardening tips: Installing drip irrigation

Drought gardening tips: Installing drip irrigation

May 22, 2015 at 1:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Drip irrigation is the right choice for many gardens, and it can be as extensive and involved as you need, or a simple as attaching a timer and drip line to your backyard faucet.

Drought gardening tips: Live irrigation demo

Drought gardening tips: Live irrigation demo

May 20, 2015 at 1:53 pm Comments are Disabled

If you’re like me, the thought of installing a drip irrigation system in your garden is akin to that dream where you realize you haven’t gone to algebra class all year and you need to show up today and take the final exam.

Drought gardening tips: Marvelous mallows

Drought gardening tips: Marvelous mallows

May 18, 2015 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

When considering replacing water-hungry plants for those that use less water, you can’t go much wrong if you look at natives.

Drought gardening tips: Staying away from invasives

Drought gardening tips: Staying away from invasives

May 14, 2015 at 1:38 pm Comments are Disabled

One of the troubling side effects of the California drought is the increasing use of invasive plants by landscapers and home owner desperate to plant low-water users.

Drought gardening tips: Irrigation

Drought gardening tips: Irrigation

May 11, 2015 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to look at your irrigation and figure out how to keep plants alive without using lots of water. Here are five things to try.

Drought gardening tips: Words to the (water) wise

Drought gardening tips: Words to the (water) wise

May 4, 2015 at 1:57 pm Comments are Disabled

The warm temperatures are telling us it’s time to plant our summer gardens, but some of us are hesitating because of the drought, water restrictions and possible fines. So here are five tips on how to have a fruitful garden without a lot of water.

Drought gardening tip: It’s all about the soil

Drought gardening tip: It’s all about the soil

May 1, 2015 at 2:29 pm Comments are Disabled

Getting rid of lawns and growing native, low water using plants are both great things, but you can do even more if you think less about the plant and more about the soil.