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Spring  // gardening articles & tip

Spring is Coming! Prepare Your Garden Now

By the beginning of February you should have pruned any perennials, shrubs or roses for size and shape. The same goes for your fruit trees but they also need spraying with a Lime Sulfur mixture for “Peach Curl”. Since we also have lots of trouble with Thrips here in Silicon Valley, cleaning up dead leaves...

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Getting Your Garden Ready for Spring

These months in the garden: Prune roses for shape, size and health Prune deciduous shrubs and trees Weeds…get them now while they are small and easy to pull!! If needed, change soil by adding or mixing in compost Great time to add top-dressing (3” to 4” thick of mulch to prevent weeds and cut down...

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Now is the Time

Collect and save rainwater. We’re heading into our 3rd year of serious drought. Water containers come in all shapes and sizes. Direct your rainwater down-spouts into water barrels or larger garbage cans. Be sure to cover tightly (seal) against mosquitoes. Digging projects are much, much easier when the soil is damp/wet. * Amending soil (add...

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Spring is upon us!

Get those vegetables planted. Use dried and crushed eggshells around your baby vegetable plants. This has a double benefit: 1) the crushed eggshells nourish the baby plant root systems, and 2) snails and slugs don’t like the crushed shell dust. Pull weeds and remove dead parts (compost these). Mulch areas where dirt is showing. Recycle...

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Getting Ready for Spring

By the beginning of February you should have pruned any perennials, shrubs or roses for size and shape. The same goes for your fruit trees but they also need spraying with a Lime Sulfur mixture for “Peach Curl”. Since we also have lots of trouble with Thrips here in the Silicon Valley, cleaning up dead...

Read more...