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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.

Californians conserve water by 13.5 percent in April, most so far this year

Californians conserve water by 13.5 percent in April, most so far this year

June 12, 2015 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

New figures showing Californians saved more water in April than during any other month in the year buoyed state water officials Tuesday, who expressed optimism the uptick in water conservation will continue into the warm, summer months. Californians used 13.5 percent less water as compared to April 2013, the second-highestRead More

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: 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.

Drought gardening tips: Taking care of trees

Drought gardening tips: Taking care of trees

April 29, 2015 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

We may be OK with letting the lawn turn brown, but what about the trees? Not caring for them can have huge impacts on the environment.

Drought gardening tips: Talking dry farming

Drought gardening tips: Talking dry farming

April 23, 2015 at 6:20 pm Comments are Disabled

Contra Costa Master Gardener Janet Miller, manager for Our Garden demonstration garden, joined me for a discussion and demonstration on how to grow tomatoes without using a lot of water.