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Fall is a great time to plant delicious blackberries

Josephine Red Raspberry Fruit

Imagine plucking a sun-warmed raspberry or blackberry from its vine and popping it into your mouth — every time you walk to the garage or out the back...

Posted on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 4:16 PM

Grow a fabulous off-season garden

Even if you are not planting cool-season veggies, herbs or flowering plants this fall, you should plant a cover crop in your garden and/or raised beds to enrich the soil for next season.

Gardening in the cool season is easy and low-maintenance yet very productive. There are hundreds of varieties of vegetables, herbs, flowers, and ornamentals...

Posted on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 4:06 PM

Tips for preparing your garden for autumn growing season

Winter vegetable seedlings

Harvesting may be in full swing, but fall will be here before you know it. This makes August the best time to start planning your autumn Morgan Hill...

Posted on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 3:48 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

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

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