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Garden Tips

April Gardening Tips

Mowing high weeds will lessen transpiration and still provide cover to slow down evaporation it will also reduce the amount of seeds produced Aerate lawns for better infiltration of water and fertilizer. In heavy soils or poor performing turf, apply...
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March Gardening Tips

Begin mowing lawns – be sure mower blades are sharp Apply an all purpose fertilizer to plant beds and water in thoroughly Fertilize Lawns (mid March or so) Aerate lawns Irrigation system startup and inspection. Set Irrigation timer to an...
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February Garden Tips

Irrigation system startup and inspection Review local drought based watering restrictions – if any Service lawn and garden equipment Sharpen blades and tools Broadleaf weed control in lawns (air temps between 65-85 degrees F) Cut back all deciduous ornamental grasses...
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December Garden Tips

Turn off irrigation system for the Winter including the timer and possibly the mainline!!! Although the current drought is no longer an emergency, water conservation and outdoor water use efficiency is still important. Bare-root fruit and flowering trees and berries...
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November Garden Tips

Collect and store seeds for next year’s summer annuals before digging the plants up and for perennials when deadheading (removing spent flowers) Install Winter annuals Purchase and plant bulbs for next Spring – many are very water wise and will...
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October Garden Tips

The Sonoma County rain year has begun (Oct1st –Sept 30th) and the first rains are upon us. The days are growing shorter. Nights are becoming cooler. Soil temperatures are falling. Plants will need less water. From Petaluma to Santa Rosa...
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September Garden Tips

Order Spring Bulbs now to get the best selections – many are drought tolerant. Please note that some selections such as Tulips may need additional cooling for this climate zone prior to planting. Replenish mulch – hot temperatures coupled with...
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August Garden Tips

Cut back leggy growth on annuals at least one-third or more to encourage late summer re-blooming. Lightly fertilize with a low nitrogen fertilizer to encourage new growth Look for signs of pest insects and diseases and treat using “low impact”...
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June Gardening Tips

Fertilize Annuals and Perennials for early summer. Feather meal is an organic source that is high in nitrogen. Water in well after application. Clean up fallen citrus fruit and debris to prevent pests. Fertilize with a product specific for citrus....
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February Gardening Tips

Irrigation system startup and inspection Review local drought based watering restrictions Service lawn and garden equipment Sharpen blades and tools Broadleaf weed control in lawns (air temps between 65-85 degrees F) Cut back all deciduous ornamental grasses Clean/rake out evergreen...
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