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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

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

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