Protective screening helps mosquito-proof rain barrels

Protective screening helps mosquito-proof rain barrels

Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office Special to Valley News SAN DIEGO – If you’ve got a rain barrel, this winter’s rains have been great. Your barrel is full, you’re conserving water, and you’re watering your garden naturally. And, you’re growing mosquitoes. Rain barrels are awesome, but if yours doesn’t have protective screening, […]

How to keep rose bushes healthy and growing

As of this writing, El Niño has been fading and La Niña has been building, and to our surprise, aiming multiple “atmospheric rain rivers” right at California. I’m beginning to think that normal climate may be the abnormal. In less than five months, rains have all but ended our five-year drought. Be prepared for a […]

California drought not over, farmer and water district partnerships urged during first Ag Water Summit

California drought not over, farmer and water district partnerships urged during first Ag Water Summit

“One rainy month will not make up for a six-year drought,” pointed out Larry Dick, Metropolitan Water District chairman of the Agriculture and Industry Relations Committee, at the first ever Agricultural Water Summit Feb. 3, sponsored by the Rancho California Water District. Dick was the summit’s guest speaker at the South Coast Winery in Temecula […]

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