Tips for safe tree planting

SAN DIEGO – Many people like to improve the environment by planting a tree. San Diego Gas & Electric reminds its customers and landscapers to plant the “right tree in the right place” and to practice safe digging by calling 8-1-1, a free service to identify area utility lines, before planting. “Healthy trees help clean […]

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 […]

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, […]

Wacky weather warrants wish for drought recovery

We’ve had a lot of rain lately. I mean a lot of rain. I know that it’s needed and I am not complaining, mind you, just making an observation. We went to drought tolerant landscaping a couple of years ago and everything in the yard took off gangbusters once we got it all in the […]

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 […]

Vail Ranch renovations move forward

Vail Ranch renovations move forward

Vail Ranch Restoration Association Special to Valley News Excitement is building as each new detail of Vail Ranch ranch nears completion. And those details are many. The new stable building is taking shape as the Arteco team devotes their attention to it. Spring has brought life to the trees, some which are over 100 years […]

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 […]