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Make sure your landscaping is fire-resistant

Minimize fire hazards by removing highly flammable materials and plants (such as Italian cypress, pine, fir, spruce, eucalyptus, junipers, palms, Japanese honeysuckle and some ornamental grasses) from close proximity to your house, and create fire-safe zones with concrete or stone patios, walkways and driveways.

Although it really isn't possible to have a “fire-proof” landscape, there are many things you can do to help protect your home from the ravages of...

Posted on Monday, September 4, 2017 at 3:26 PM

Keys to growing healthy soil

Soil Classes

Unless you're using a syringe, you've never really fed or watered your plants. When you irrigate or fertilize your plants, what you are really doing is...

Posted on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 1:35 PM

How to stay safe, healthy when working outdoors in hot weather

With a few precautions and the right clothing and tools, gardening in midsummer can be just has productive and pleasant as in spring or fall.

As gardeners, we often worry about the health of our plants and soil — but we don't often stop to think of the state of our own health! If, like me, you...

Posted on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 1:11 PM

Transplanting seedlings is often a rite of spring for Gilroy gardeners

Planting Seedlings

Transplanting young seedlings is a rite of spring for many Morgan Hill gardeners. Learn how to transplant your seedlings safely, making it easier for them to...

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 2:25 PM

Controlling mosquitoes and their habitat


  Thanks to the rain, mosquitoes are thick If you have been noticing an increased and unwelcomed buzz lately, you are not alone. Russ Parman,...

Posted on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11:27 AM

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