November Rose Care FUNdamentals

November Rose Care FUNdamentals

The recent fires in the area have added ash to the dust in the air, which soon will be deposited on the leaves of all plants in the garden. The weather has moderated slightly, and along with the change comes cooler nights with more moisture collecting on these leaves. The added moisture with the daily […]

Fall lawn care tips

Fall lawn care tips

TEMECULA – Spring and summer may be the seasons most often associated with landscaping and lawn care, but tending to lawns and gardens is a year-round job. If lawn and garden responsibilities dip considerably in winter, then fall is the last significant chance before the new year that homeowners will have to address the landscaping […]

Why hiring a landscaper may be right for you

Why hiring a landscaper may be right for you

FALLBROOK – Most homeowners want their properties to appear as appealing as possible. While many homeowners want to be proud of their properties and come home to a welcoming home each night, the benefits to maintaining landscaping go beyond the notion that well-cared for lawns make for more comforting retreats. Because numerous variables, including landscaping, […]

How I care for hot summer roses

As unpredictable as the weather has been lately, one thing residents in Southern California can plan for historically is periods of intense heat in the coming months. There have been some samplings of this intense heat in recent weeks, temps in 90s-100s in June. As summer brings drier, hotter temps, roses will struggle to maintain […]

San Diego County Fair isn’t just for San Diego County

Over the years I’ve been providing San Diego County Fair stories for the Temecula/Murrieta Valley News. Although the youth exhibits are limited to San Diego County residents, most of the other exhibits and competitions are open to residents of other counties and many southern Riverside County residents take advantage of those activities. Attendance at the […]

Valley Beautiful’s Ramona Bowl Garden Festival draws many

Valley Beautiful’s Ramona Bowl Garden Festival draws many

Dozens of gardening enthusiasts took advantage of a series of informative garden workshops Saturday, May 20, during the second Ramona Bowl Garden Festival sponsored by Valley Beautiful and the University of California Master Gardeners of Riverside County. During the fundraiser for the maintenance of the gardens at the Ramona Bowl, located at 2700 Ramona Bowl […]

Treating lawns during dry periods

Treating lawns during dry periods

TEMECULA – Summer in the Temecula Valley can be a four-letter word to many lawncare enthusiasts. Homeowners who put in the hours and hard work to create beautiful, lush lawns can see the fruits of all their labor gradually disappear when the dry season sets in. That can be both frustrating to homeowners and detrimental […]

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