Garden Calendar for June 2022

This June 2022 is a hard one to predict, and so hard to line up garden tasks for you. Lots of winter wind, record highs, dry so far,,, so what might this summer bring?! Water Wisely Some things don’t change. Like watering.  When you do water your landscape trees, water deeply. Water trees so the water soaks in to three feet deep. This may mean for eight hours, depending on water flow and soil type, but unless we are slammed with heat, established trees need water only about once per […]

3 Tips for Healthy Citrus in the Desert

Unlike some fruit trees who are drama queens, citrus is more of a “leave-me-alone-to-get-the-job-done” kind of fruit tree.If you just let it hang out and grow – and just give it a tad bit of help – everybody will win. Citrus Care IS As Simple as 1-2-3 There are only three things you need to do as a citrus owner, and one of them is a don’t! Number One Don’t prune citrus. Citrus trees naturally grow into a globe shape. They NEED to shade their trunk. SHADE! So you need […]

Tool Care for Now – and Years to Come

Staying safe has been on the news for the last two years. So, perhaps you are safe from virus at this point – but how about your garden tools – are they safe to use? Research by OSHA shows that probably not! Spend some time now to make your gardening tools safer to use. Safety First Back in Journalism we learned that “fear sells.” I started my story with a call to action that included an element of fear. I don’t want to scare you, but I do want you […]