Garden Advice Blog

Stay tuned to this page for all the very latest seasonal information and expert advice from our staff! We’ll be updating it regularly with plant recommendations, pruning tips, landscaping suggestions and much more. Visit often to stay informed or “like” us on Facebook to catch all the updates. If you have questions or topics you would like us to cover, leave us a comment below or on our Facebook and Twitter pages. We love to hear from you!

The How’s and Why’s of Cover Crops

Protect your soil and save resources by planting cover crops this fall. Cover crops are non-edible annual plants that can be planted anytime in late summer or early fall. This is a technique that farmers have used for decades but home gardeners can use it too! Cover...

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Plants for September Colors

Flowering Maple (Abutilon), Yarrow (Achillea ), Argyranthemum, Aster, Alstroemeria, Alyssum, Bacopa, Begonia, Cannas, Calibrachoa, Coleus, Coprosma, Coreopsis, Dianthus Caryophyllus (Carnation),Chrysanthemum, Echinacea, Fuschia, Geraniums and Pelargoniums, Gallardia,...

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Reduce your Water Bill!

With drought conditions continuing and summer watering in full swing, we know you want to keep plants healthy without dreading that bill every month. It is possible to keep your lawn looking green and your garden thriving without breaking the bank! Here are a few...

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Be Gone, Lawn!

You can conserve water and help the environment by eliminating or reducing the size of your lawn. Many lawns are purely decorative yet they take so much time, energy and money to maintain. Think about all that water, fertilizer and mowing that you could be saving!...

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Great Plants for July Color

July's garden is the mature summer garden. Here are some great plants blooming this month. If you have a bare spot in your garden that needs filling, come in into Evergreen and check out are exceptional variety! Achillea (Yarrow) Flowering Maple (Abutilon), Yarrow...

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Benefits of Mulching

Keep your garden clean, cool and weed-free this summer! We recommend adding mulch to your planting beds, veggie gardens and more. Mulch can be loosely defined as a material placed on top of the soil, around plants. Most mulch materials are made of organic matter, of...

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Drought Resistant Plants

Even though drought conditions persist in the Bay Area, you can still have a gorgeous thriving landscape! Evergreen Nursery has many incredible desert and drought-tolerant plants to populate your yard. This is more than just cacti! We have several species of trees,...

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