Sacramento County Master Gardeners
Harvest Day evaluation
If you joined us for Harvest Day 2015 and did not complete an evaluation please help us make this event even better for you by answering a few short questions. Thank you!
Gardening with limited water
Want to take out your turf grass? Lawn Removal Methods describes several ways to eliminate your lawn.
Sedum palmeri, a UC Davis Arboretum All-Star
This month in the vegetable garden
If there is room in your vegetable garden, think about planting a fall and winter garden. Beets, carrots, and other cool-season vegetables can be planted this month. Read more about what to plant.
In the WEL this month
August is a lovely time in the water efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center. Read more about what's especially attractive now.
For more summer water efficient favorites, please visit our Summer Plant List.
In the orchard
Continue to pick up any fallen fruit to minimize future pest and disease problems. Harvest Asian pears, and late peaches and nectarines. For more August orchard activities click here.
A properly maintained compost pile should never have an unpleasant odor. If yours does, read more about what to do. If you're composting with worms be sure to keep their bedding moist. Treat your worms to watermelon rinds.
Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several areas in Sacramento County.Read more
The first official find of a Bagrada bug (Bagrada hilaris) in Sacramento County occurred on November 10, 2014.
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UC Gardening Blogs
Added August 4, 2015
Oleander aphids, those cartoonish-looking yellow insects with black legs...
Added August 3, 2015
If you plant it, they will come. Western tiger swallowtails (Papilio...
Added August 3, 2015
Summer is in full gear and along with warm weather comes the abundance of...
Added July 31, 2015
Some folks dislike photos of praying mantids snagging, killing and...