Rotate your crops to keep edibles at their best year after year. Vegetable gardening takes a lot of nutrients out of soil, and certain kinds of plants can bring diseases and attract pests. When you vary the placement of certain crops each year, you can build up the soil rather than deplete it.
Create a pollinator's paradise by planting their favorite flowers.
It’s critical to remove weeds and their seeds from your lawn this week before they drop to the ground, take root, and set the stage for years of weed woes. The best way to do this is with a pre-emergent weed killer.
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About the S. CA & Inland Valleys Region
Southern California is defined by the Peninsular Ranges, a group of mountain ranges that stretch nearly 900 miles from southern California to the tip of Mexico’s Baja peninsula. Optimal year round growing conditions and moderate climates make this area excellent for gardening. Coastal fog is common, as are temperatures from 30°F in winter to 100°F in summer. Average rainfall is 15 inches and soils can go from rich loam to granite to clay.