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Laundry-to-landscape greywater system saves water and money

One type of greywater system recycles water from your washer for landscape use. (Courtesy Pasadena Water and Power)

Our water bills are on the rise! And, although we had a very wet winter last year, predictions are for more dry years to come. As you may know, most of our...

Posted on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 1:26 PM
Focus Area Tags: Yard & Garden

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

Give your cool weather crops a boost with ‘banding’

Broadcast vs. banded fertilization

Odds are high that you reuse the same garden beds and containers season after season. Over time, the nutrients in those areas get used up. You can replenish...

Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 1:50 PM

Steps to care for your winter crops

Wood chips for use as orchard mulch

Late summer plantings should have a solid start by October. Caring for these plants during the autumn and winter months can extend harvests and protect the...

Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 1:34 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

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