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If your plants suffered in recent fire, here’s how to move forward

Potatoes sprouting after fire (Photo courtesy of Steve Test)

The recent Wine Country fires were devastating, to say the least!  Unfortunately, lives and thousands of homes were lost, not to mention pets, livestock,...

Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 2:09 PM

Try growing fragrant plants to mask dog odors in the yard

Cooper’s outdoor space with her own lawn chair and other amenities.

Do you own a dog? If so, you probably have a designated outdoor space where your pet can relieve itself. Our dog, Cooper is very much loved and VERY spoiled....

Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 3:57 PM

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

Popular drought-resistant plants in short supply

Salvia microphyllas

  Blame the drought followed by ample rain Have you been searching for a particular tree or shrub this year and just can't seem to find it...

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

Creating Habitat for Beneficial Insects

Rely on natural enemies such as this lacewing larva

There are good bugs and there are bad bugs. Most Morgan Hill gardeners have battled those bad bugs with varying levels of success. No matter how many...

Posted on Friday, November 25, 2016 at 10:39 AM

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