Sonoma County Landscaping Experts for Residential & Commercial

August Gardening Tips

  • Control leggy growth on annuals by cutting back at least one-third or more to encourage late summer re-blooming
  • Inspect plants for pests and treat using "low impact" products if warranted.
  • Replace summer annuals that are losing their growth and blooming momentum
  • Give citrus trees an occasional hosing down from top to bottom to wash off dust and pests
  • Pick up fallen fruit to discourage bees ,yellow jacket wasps and over wintering of diseases
  • Do not dry herbs in the sun. Wash and set them on a screen indoors where there is good air circulation
  • For large Pumpkins and Melons, leave only one to three fruits per vine
  • Compost piles work faster in hot weather. Keep them turned and moist
  • See All of Our Gardening Tips

Follow Along

Our Follow Us Through a Project page tracks our progress on an ongoing landscape design. Ample photos show all facets of a Gardenworks' creation in the making.

Garden Blog

"Gardenworks Approach to Drought Emergency Regulations"

Recently, the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) approved emergency regulations to ensure agencies and state residents increase water conservation. The regulation has four main components: •No runoff allowed from outdoor landscapes to adjacent properties, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots, or structures •No use of a hose to wash an automobile unless the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle[...] 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


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Fan Mail

“Over the last two years we have worked with Gardenworks on a very complex project in Sebastopol. They have provided a great deal of expertise and professionalism every step of the way. I look forward to having them follow through with the maintenance of the garden estate.” - Robert Trachtenberg, Garden Architecture