In this section we tackle some of issues that most affect trees and plants in the Southern California area. Stay tuned for more articles!
South American Palm Weevil By Kevin Hecteman; reprinted from Ag Alert Southern California, which in recent times ejected the red palm weevil, has a new problem to ponder. It's the South American [...]
Thinking of putting in new trees? Here are some tips to get your started: Select the proper variety for the site. You should consider ultimate height and width. Be sure to allow proper distance from [...]
Using mulch around your landscaping beautifies, protects, and retains precious moisture. Right now is an excellent time to apply a layer of mulch over the soil in your garden. Mulch, which is often [...]
Citrus trees are subtropical plants that can survive temperatures of twenty-eight degrees for short period and can be one of the best trees to grow in the arid southwest. Since many of the commercial growers [...]
In spring, when trees begin active growth, symptoms of fire blight may appear. Fire blight affects only plants of the roseacea family. When a flowering shoot of an apple, cotoneaster, crab apple, hawthorn, pear, pyracantha, [...]
Trees and shrubs (especially shade trees) benefit from an annual or at least biennial fertilizer applications. If your trees have been very slow growing or if the foliage is very sparse they may need fertilization. [...]