San Joaquin County Environmental Horticulture
San Joaquin County Environmental Horticulture
San Joaquin County Environmental Horticulture
University of California
San Joaquin County Environmental Horticulture

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The Professional's Guide to Sustainable Landscaping

Resources to help you:

  • Minimize chemical fertilizers and pesticides in the environment through INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
  • Use water conservatively
  • Build and maintain soil health
  • Eliminate non-storm run-off to storm drains
  • Use plants appropriate for their space, use, and climate
  • Minimize green waste to the landfill
  • Provide food and shelter for beneficial wildlife

GREEN GARDENER TRAINING

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8-Week Course for professional maintenance gardeners. Covers practices that will help you improve the health of landscapes, conserve natural resources, and provide a tool to market yourself as a San Joaquin County Green Gardener!

FIND OUT MORE by clicking HERE.

For a list of Qualified San Joaquin County Green Gardeners - CLICK HERE

Due to low enrollment, the 2017 training has been cancelled.  Check back for Green Gardener Continuing Education classes to be held this spring.  

Sand backfill improves transplant success of some landscape palms

Sand backfill improves transplant success of some landscape palms
Imparting an exotic and dramatic theme, palms are emblematic of California landscapes. Indeed, there is a revival of interest in palms as specimens and accents or to add height, dimension, and architectural interest for homes, businesses, parks and other public areas. Because of their unique root and trunk structure, large specimen palms can be transplanted with a relatively small root ball, creating an instant, mature landscape. The standard industry practice when transplanting palms is to use builder's or washed plaster sand as the backfill medium in order to enhance stability and anchorage, drainage and survival, but the practice had not been scientifically validated.

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In the News

New disease in CA Native nursery plants

A new disease coming from potted specimens of some California native species is showing up and carrying disease to the landscape.

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