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October Gardening Tips

  • October is the last chance to plant winter vegetables
  • Rake up falling autumn leaves to help the lawn “breathe”
  • Allow Pumpkin and Winter Squash to grow to size and harvest when their stems have turned brown
  • Fall is a good time to divide and transplant overgrown clumps of bulbs
  • Purchase Spring Bulbs now
  • Prune back the new, young flexible Wisteria growth in fall after the canes are dormant
  • Reduce water for deciduous nut trees as they begin to go dormant
  • Apply frost protective sprays on tender plants once nighttime temps reach the high 30’s
  • See All of Our Gardening Tips

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Garden Blog

Its Fall and its Planting Time !

Fall has long been touted as the best time to plant especially if you plan to use native plants. This is especially notable during the current drought emergency. The primary reason behind this notion is that new plants will need much less supplemental (irrigation) water to become established as they go through into winter and will be well rooted by the time the irrigation system is turned back on in March/April. Fall and winter rains will provide much or all of the watering and soil temperatures are still high enough to allow for root development and growth.[...] Read More

Drought Resources

Every service Gardenworks offers includes water conservation measures. With Northern California once again experiencing serious drought conditions, we've compiled useful drought resources to add to our Water Conservation, Water Management, and Sustainability pages to help you and your garden survive and potentially thrive. [...] Read More


Water Management Certification Program EPA WaterSense Partner QWEL certified Water Efficient Landscaper CLIA (Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor)

Fan Mail

“The garden looks stunningly beautiful and the veggie garden and fruit orchard have yielded delectable goodies this summer. The tomatoes are some of the best we’ve ever eaten anywhere. Truly amazing.” - Michelle