Understand hardiness zones before planting

Understand hardiness zones before planting

TEMECULA – Gardening benefits the environment in myriad ways. Maintaining natural landscapes and preserving green spaces can reduce the collective carbon footprint of the human race. Trees, flowers and other greenery filter the air and create welcoming habitats for all species of animals and insects. Many home gardeners set out each spring to create landscapes […]

Tickets now on sale for Santa Rosa Plateau’s annual garden tour

Tickets now on sale for Santa Rosa Plateau’s annual garden tour

MURRIETA – The “hills are alive” April 29 with the sights and sounds of nature’s music at the Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation’s 14th annual Garden Tour and Garden Party, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring five beautiful and unique private gardens nestled in the Tenaja Valley area on the Santa Rosa Plateau, the tour […]

Landscapes offer beautiful flagstone uses

Landscapes offer beautiful flagstone uses

Suetta Stipati of Tri-State Materials Special to Valley News Homeowners can add appeal, interest and unique beauty to their landscapes with natural flagstone. Flagstone comes in sheets of natural stone of varying thicknesses and sizes. The range of color and texture flagstone offers is diverse. This material will add appeal to any landscape. A driveway, […]

Fall is a great time to mulch

Fall is a great time to mulch

LONDONDERRY, NH – Tree owners often feel compelled to spray, prune or apply something to their trees and landscape plants on a regular basis. But, unless there is a specific reason to spray, prune or apply things to landscape trees, the best thing to “do” to keep trees healthy is apply a layer of composted […]

Even though water restrictions lifted, conservation should be a way of life for Californians 

Mark Slavens Special to Valley News While the state of California has eased its restrictions on water use in response to a moderately wet winter, the drought is not over yet, and there are simple ways you can continue to save water around your home. Residents should be aware of the options available to reduce […]

Create a budget-friendly home landscape

Create a budget-friendly home landscape

TEMECULA – Homeowners understandably envy the award-worthy photo spreads in lawn and garden magazines, wanting to emulate those same looks on their own properties. Scores of designers and landscape architects are involved in the process of creating those amazing lush lawns and perfectly placed plantings. Although not every homeowner has the budget to create lavish […]

Landscaping Larger Properties Part 3

Landscaping Larger Properties Part 3

Howdy Neighbors and Fellow gardeners! Hope you’re enjoying the cooler weather here as much as I am. Last time we talked I was trying really, really hard, to get all the information into my last article on landscaping larger properties, with native plants, but just couldn’t quite do it! So, that’s what I’d like to […]