But.... how do you know if it is a weed, or maybe a native plant whose seeds have been dormant, or something shared by a friendly critter?
You can check out the Calflora website database and learn about plants that grow wild in California - both native and weeds.
Or, if you think something might be overly invasive, go through the California Invasive Plant Council gallery - a very extensive collection of photos to find out if it is a landscape friend or foe.
In collaboration with TAPS Brewery and Barrel Rooms release of ‘My Zest Friends' IPA, UC ANR Staff with assistance from UCCE MG, Greg Rager hosted an intimate evening with patrons discussing citrus – everything from the different varieties, how to grow and care for them, along with pest issues to be aware of such as the Asian Citrus Psyllid and the Huanglongbing disease.
The Vertebrate Pest Council is hosting a seminar series this year in conjunction with new partner Target Specialty Products. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn about wildlife management of a number of bird and mammalian species from staff at the University of California, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Department of Food and Agriculture, the Department of Pesticide Regulation and more!
Both structural and DPR continuing education units are available and Vector CEUs have been approved for some venues. For more information on these workshops, hosted in Sacramento, Oxnard, Anaheim and Visalia this year, please check out www.vpconference.org.
Keep up to date with IPM news at Pest in the Urban Landscape.
If you turned your irrigation on during the recent "dry" spell, be sure to turn the controller off.
Be sure to check the moisture of you soil before you turn your irrigation back on. With the lower night time, and even daytime, temperatures most landscapes will be able to go a week or two without watering. However, do check your container plants as those can dry out quicker./span>