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      • Oxalis

        There are two types of Oxalis weeds found in Santa Clara County: Creeping Woodsorrel (Oxalis corniculata) Bermuda Buttercup (Oxalis pes-caprae) also known as Buttercup Oxalis Information about how to control both of these weeds can be found in the UC ...
      • Sheet mulching

        The easiest way to replace a lawn with low water plants may be to plant on top of the lawn. Sheet mulching is a process for covering a lawn to do just that. It can be used to kill weeds as well. Sheet mulching is using cardboard or newspaper (2 or ...
      • Chill Hours

        Many fruits and nuts require a certain number of chill hours in order to produce. The UC Home Orchard website describes chilling as "the number of hours below 45°F, is an important climatic factor that influences bud break, fruit set, and fruit ...
      • Climate Zones

        There are two commonly used climate zone scales: The US Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zone Map (including zip code lookup) is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones. Santa Clara County ...
      • How Much to Water Fruit Trees

        When watering fruit trees, it's crucial to focus on the right amount of water per week rather than how long or often to water. A general guideline is to provide one gallon of water per square foot of tree per week during hot summer months, with ...