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
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
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.
Agromin, the green waste recycler for most of Ventura County, is accepting Christmas trees at three of its locations from December 26 through January 19. Residents who drop off their trees will receive a free bag of potting mix.
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.
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.
The Bee Positive Club at Channel Islands High School is working hard to spruce up the school and create native gardens around campus to attract native bees.
About 200 people visited Agromin’s processing facility in Oxnard during Ventura County Farm Day, November 3.
It’s time to take advantage of November’s cooler weather and shorter days by adding to gardens and preparing for winter.