- Prepare existing veggie beds by turning soil and adding organic compost to prepare for spring veggies
- Call to get tips on incorporating friendly earthworms into your vegetable garden
- Apply mulch at 3″ layer for maximum weed suppression, to help conserve water and to improve quality of soil
With the recent fires in Southern California, we wanted to offer you some links to give you information on how to to Help Defend Your Home from Wildfire. These tips are from the UC Davis website and Cal Fire.Gov, office of the State Fire Marshall:
- Home Landscaping for Fire (UC Davis)
- Ready, Set, Go! Your Personal Wildfire Action Plan (calfire.ca.gov)
- Mulch can act as erosion control after fires and with the up coming rain
- Planting Bare-Root Trees, Shrubs, and Roses
Finish planting bare-root trees, shrubs, roses, and vegetables. But hold off planting tropicals until next spring. It’s still too cold.
- Storing Tender Bulbs
In colder regions of Southern California, dig up and store tender bulbs, including tuberous begonias, glads, dahlias, cannas, and others.
- Smart Pruning
Prune deciduous fruit trees once they’ve gone dormant and dropped their leaves.
- Spread mulch at 3” thick to control erosion for upcoming rains and weed growth
- Adjust sprinkler timers for the fall
- Fallen leaves make a great addition to compost piles
- Prepare garden beds for winter veggies (i.e. broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, lettuce)