Can you recommend a garden designer or contractor?
As volunteers for the UC Cooperative Extension, we are not able to recommend commercial services. The Valley Water Agency has a website focused on South Bay Green Gardens with a landscaping resources page. It includes information about landscape ...
Pepper weevils have spread north from Southern California to Santa Clara County and can be quite destructive. For backyard gardeners, the best advice seems to be to clean up carefully after the pepper growing season to limit t he recurrence the ...
Pruning Apple Trees
Here are some Extension resources about pruning apple trees. Be aware that some of the advice in these non-California resources may be specific to a different climate, but the general approach for apple tree maintenance should be the same. Videos: ...
Planting on a Hillside
Here are some resources about hillside planting: Gardening on a Hillside, Sonoma County Master Gardeners Planting a Steep Hillside for Erosion Control, Contra Costa Master Gardeners Prevent Soil Erosion on Your Property, Natural Resources ...
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 ...