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Friday, November 14, 2014

Maintaining Your New California Garden: Overview




If you’re new to sustainable gardening, you probably have only a vague idea of how to design, install and maintain a new garden.  That’s why the New California Garden  series was developed.  We walk you through the steps, give you helpful tips and suggest  resources for creating and maintaining a ‘California-friendly’ garden.

If you’re just joining the series, we suggest you start with   ‘Designing Your New California Garden’ (July 2013 - http://mother-natures-backyard.blogspot.com/2013/07/designing-your-new-california-garden-1.html) and work forward.  The monthly activities will help you design an attractive and functional garden.

In ‘Maintaining Your New California Garden’, we focus on the nitty-gritty aspects of installation and maintenance.  The series  includes posts on soil amendments, planting, mulches, watering, pruning and much, much more.  We hope this series will make it easier to maintain your water-wise, life-friendly sustainable garden. 
 

Topic
Link
Seasonal changes
Timeline for garden installation
 
Installing (planting) the plants
 
Mulches and mulching
Watering: winter & spring
Watering: summer & fall
Fertilizers and plant nutrition
 
Amending soil
Pruning: basics
 
Pruning: how to prune common CA native plants
Pruning: life-friendly fall pruning
Pruning: life-friendly summer pruning
 
Pruning: When to prune common CA native plants
 
Pruning: summer
 
Frost damage
Coping with weeds
 
Managing pests
 

 

 
 

We value your comments (below).    You can also contact us directly at mothernaturesbackyard10@gmail.com.
 
 

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