Sacramento County Master Gardeners
Gardening with limited water
Sedum palmeri, a UC Davis Arboretum All-Star
In the WEL this month
July 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.
Crape Myrtle 'Dynamite'
This month in the vegetable garden
Watch for insects feeding on your veggies. Be sure to check tomatoes for hornworms and stink bugs. Also look for squash bugs on squash and pumpkins. Read more.
See what's growing in the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center vegetable demonstration raised beds this summer.
In the orchard
The summer fruit harvest season begins in earnest this month. Pick up fallen fruit to minimize pest and disease problems including future generations of codling moths. For more July orchard activities click here.
How do soil amendments differ from mulch? Read about it, and what to do to compost that's not quite "finished" so you can use it in the garden.
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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