Best Vegetables to Plant in Summer

Summer is a great time to eat — and plant — fresh veggies, but some are better suited for warm weather than others. Curious what you should add to your vegetable garden this season? Here are a few of our top picks, plus some tips on helping them grow. Tomatoes   Tomato plants love direct

Mulching Tips to Help Your Garden Thrive

Mulch is a secret weapon for gardeners. Not only does it look great, but it also helps fight off weeds, retain moisture, improve soil biology and structure, moderate soil temperature, and prevent certain plant diseases. However, to get the greatest possible benefits, it’s important to lay and maintain your mulch correctly. Here’s what you need

Top 5 Spring Gardening Tips

As of March 20, we officially say goodbye to winter and welcome the warmer spring months. But of course, with the new weather comes new gardening considerations. Want to help your garden thrive this season? Try these simple spring gardening tips.   Choose Spring-Friendly Plants When it comes to spring planting, you have plenty of

How to Tell When It’s Time to Refresh Your Soil

The quality of your soil can be the difference between a blooming, healthy garden and a yard full of drooping plants you struggle to keep alive. Fortunately, if you know what to look for, it’s fairly easy to tell when your soil needs help. And, if it is time for a refresh, there are some

5 Ways Your Landscape Can Help Protect the Environment

If you have plants or trees in your yard, you are already making a positive difference for the environment. Through the process of photosynthesis, your plants and trees remove carbon dioxide — one of the greenhouse gases responsible for global warming — from the atmosphere, helping to cool the planet. But your landscape’s potential to

Extend the Life of Poinsettias

During the holidays, keep poinsettias in a cool indoor location—away from heating vents and fireplaces. Once spring arrives next year, cut the stems back.

Take December Off From Gardening Chores—Or Not

Tending to a garden is not necessarily high on the list of things to do in December, but if gardening is your passion, there is still plenty to keep you busy, says Agromin, an Oxnard-based manufacturer of earth-friendly compost products made from organic material collected from more than 200 California cities.

Six Types of Christmas Trees at Big Wave Dave’s Tree Lots

Check out one of Big Wave Dave’s Christmas tree lots this year to find your perfect tree.  Big Wave Dave’s has five tree lot locations: two in Ventura, Moorpark (Underwood Farms), Santa Barbara and in Camarillo. Pick up mistletoe and wreaths too.

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