Water deficit and excess
According to the University of California, inappropriate irrigation is probably the most common cause of landscape plant damage. Too little or too much soil moisture can adversely affect most any aspect of the appearance, development, and growth of ...
According to the UC publication on Planting Landscape Trees: "The performance of a landscape tree depends a great deal on how it is planted. Survival after initial transplanting, rate of growth and establishment, root development, and many other ...
After feeding your family all summer long, perhaps you feel it's time to feed your soil. Cover crops are ideal for putting nutrients back into your soil and keeping weed growth to a minimum. In fact, cover crops can be used in summer or winter, and ...
Plum Bud Gall Mites
As noted in the Plum Bud Gall Mite Fact Sheet, this is a fairly new pest in California, and there aren't tested treatment options available. However, a CDFA pest rating proposal for the plum bud gall mite says, “The galls appear to have little or no ...
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: ...