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Using Beneficial Insects in your Garden

It is well known within the sustainability movement that an integrated approach to pest control is the best way to go. Technically, the term is “Integrated Pest Management” (IPM), and it basically means applying several well-considered methods of control to address a pest problem. [su_spacer size=”10″][su_spacer][su_spacer size=”10″][su_spacer][/su_spacer] […]

By | 2016-07-14T09:35:18+00:00 July 14th, 2016|Earth Day, Gardening|2 Comments

3” of Mulch Saves 30% of Water

From the productive valley of central California, to the consistent temperatures of Orange County, California has always made gardening easier on us. Now, it is time to make gardening easier for California. Applying three inches of a shredded bark mulch can provide many benefits to the landscape. [su_spacer size=”10″][su_spacer][su_spacer size=”10″][su_spacer][/su_spacer] […]

CA Friendly® Gardening Solutions | Creating a California Friendly® Garden

I’m convinced – gardeners love the outdoors, love nature and love the earth more than most people. That’s why we garden, to be closer to nature. So when it’s time to make decisions about the plants to place into their gardens these folks are increasingly weighing things like water needs and climate suitability. Gardeners are asking [...]

Starting Vegetables from Seeds

For those of us that really enjoy all aspects of vegetable gardening, the greatest gratification can be the reward of a crop you started by seeds. [su_spacer size=”10″][su_spacer][su_spacer size=”10″][su_spacer][/su_spacer] Seeds have been available since the settlers brought over from their home soil and started planting their crops. Seeds are fairly easy to germinate; and with [...]

By | 2016-01-07T14:59:36+00:00 January 7th, 2016|Earth Day, Edible Gardens, Gardening, Healthy Living|1 Comment

Lawn to California Friendly Landscape in 11 Steps by Ron Vanderhoff

Fifteen years ago Roger’s Gardens was surrounded by lush lawns, lots of them. Times change and so do landscapes. In August of 2015 we took on the ambitious project of removing the last remnant of our lawns. Completing the last leg of a project that we began over ten years ago, we uprooted the water-thirsty [...]

CA Friendly Gardening Solutions | Reduce Runoff and Water Use by Ron Vanderhoff

“Runoff” is a very bad feature of many landscapes. It is water that runs off our landscapes, down the street, and into the ocean; carrying a bit of our gardens with it; the fertilizers, pesticides and other pollutants. From the Newport Coast development alone, 24 million gallons of contaminated runoff are ending up in our protected [...]