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Posts Tagged: Landscape - General

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

Plants for Summer Dry Gardens

Janet Enright

by Janet Enright, UC Master Gardener We all know we're in a state of drought. The trick is to remember that even if we get enough rain to ease water...

Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 10:55 AM
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