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!

Drought Gardening Quick Tips

As our drought continues, we have some quick and easy tips for keeping your garden beautiful without wasting water: Keep it clean without water: Use a blower or broom to keep driveways and sidewalks clean and clear. Stop those leaks: Check your hose at every...

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Gardening in Severe Conditions

Gardening in Severe Conditions

Our governor has officially placed mandatory water restrictions on California residents. With our snow pack and rainfall remaining low, it's time now more than ever to embrace drought-tolerant gardening practices! We are here to help you with this process. We believe...

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Vegetable Gardening

Vegetable Gardening

Spring is here and it makes our mouths water as new and delicious veggies come into season. It's time to plant the garden! Just about all crops can go in the ground now. Get your garden started before it heats up too much. Now is a great time to plant spring crops...

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Battling Insects in the Garden

Battling Insects in the Garden

Are insects attacking your garden? Aphids, leaf miners and giant white flies are here in a big way this year, partly due to the warm dry conditions. All of these pests plague a wide range of garden plants from vegetables to roses. You can hose off aphids or clip off...

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April Gardening Checklist 2

April Gardening Checklist 2

Spring annuals are in stock now. Come and choose now to fill your flower beds. Before you plant new plants, make sure to prepare your soil with compost rich in organic material. Put some snail bait out now. New hatchlings are out, so start controlling populations by...

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Great Plants for April Color 2

Great Plants for April Color 2

What a beautiful time to be in the garden! Bulbs are in full bloom; perennials are starting to shine and so many trees and shrubs are showing their colors. Plant your favorites this April to enjoy for years to come! Forsythia Azaleas, Begonias, Columbine (Aquilegia...

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Gardening in a Drought

Gardening in a Drought

Saving water is always a good idea and it is especially important as the Bay Area and most of California is headed into yet another drought year. As you prepare your garden and alter your landscape, let water-saving be your focus as you create beauty with plants. We...

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