March 20 marks the official beginning of spring, although even with this year’s mild winter, you’ve probably been daydreaming about it for a few months. It’s time to start preparing for spring planting. Follow these tips to get your yard – and yourself – ready for the new season.

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Did you know that each year, over 100,000 people call poison control centers with concerns over exposure to toxic plants? Often these misadventures don’t happen on camping trips, as you might imagine. Some of the most poisonous plants in California are also commonly found in our gardens! While most are generally harmless as long as…

If you want to add a few trees to your landscaping, you might feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of options. One of the first decisions you need to make is between evergreen or deciduous trees. Both types of tree offer benefits and challenges, but one will be more likely to fit each of the…

When you think of landscaping, your mind may automatically jump to lush plants, stone walkways, or patios where you can entertain your guests. You probably also realize that you will need to provide a source of water to your plants in order to keep them healthy. However, there is a third component of a well-planned…