Water feature design and maintenance

Water feature design and maintenance

TEMECULA – Homeowners can employ many different design techniques to create one-of-a-kind properties. Adding a water feature to a landscape is one such technique. Water gardens, koi ponds or fountains have been home landscaping trends for the past several years. Although water features can add an element of relaxation to landscapes, such features require maintenance […]

Low-water garden plants an option in drought-heavy areas

Low-water garden plants an option in drought-heavy areas

TEMECULA – Coping with drought is a way of life for many people across North America. The National Climatic Data Center, a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, works cooperatively with Canada and Mexico to monitor climate and drought conditions across the continent. According to the NOAA, the globally-averaged temperature for 2013 tied […]

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TEMECULA – According to the U.S. Department of Energy, well-designed landscapes can save homeowners enough energy to make the projects pay for themselves in less than eight years. The DOE notes that homeowners’ landscaping strategies should be dictated by the climates in which they live. For example, homeowners who live in hot, arid regions should […]

Remedy landscape drainage problems

Remedy landscape drainage problems

TEMECULA – Homeowners understand that reaping the rewards of beautiful lawns and gardens requires hard work. But sometimes even hard work won’t be enough to prevent problems in a lawn or garden. Drought can be very harmful to lawns and gardens, but so, too, can excessive amounts of water and precipitation. Soggy properties can make […]

Home gardeners invited to learn how to win the battle against pests

TEMECULA – Managing landscape and home garden pests is a challenge that faces every home gardener. In today’s green-minded environment, the public is constantly searching for the safest manner to address their pest problems. The University of California Cooperative Extension and the Healthy Garden, Healthy Home program invites the community to attend a free workshop […]

How to plant a tree for successful growth

How to plant a tree for successful growth

TEMECULA – More sunlight and warm temperatures frequently inspire homeowners to spend more time in the great outdoors during spring and summer. Outdoor projects often top homeowners’ to-do lists in spring and summer, with gardens and landscapes taking center stage. Planting more trees around the yard is one popular project that can improve property value […]

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 […]

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