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Posts Tagged: Garden Design

Fire Safety in the Garden

Consider mulch type if you live in an area with fire risk

Mulch selection makes a difference One or two minutes may be all the warning you get when it comes to fire. Fire-safe gardening around your home can give you...

Posted on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 1:53 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

California Dreamin'

Lush green hillside in Mission Peak Regional Preserve (Spring 2017)

Choose your own ‘native garden' adventure This morning I heard someone at my local coffee shop say that she has lived in San Jose for 10 years and has...

Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 12:58 PM

Rain Gardens

Rain garden feature of the Davis Commons Shopping Center parking lot

Planting a rain garden can help prevent loss of topsoil, increase biodiversity In one of the wettest winters in recent memory, South County gardens and...

Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 12:13 PM

Plant it Forward


Planting may be the last thing on your mind in August, but it is an excellent time to pour an iced tea, take a seat in the shade, and look at a garden or...

Posted on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 3:38 PM
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