San Joaquin County Landscape Horticulture
San Joaquin County Landscape Horticulture
San Joaquin County Landscape Horticulture
University of California
San Joaquin County Landscape Horticulture


Timely, relevant horticultural information for sustainable landscapes

Issue Articles Type Date Added
Strategies for Water Efficiency III (2,932KB)

In this Newsletter:

  • Strategies for Water Efficiency III
    • Water update
    • Rebates
    • System Upgrades
    • Turf reduction
  • Converting Sprays to Drip
  • Using the New WUCOLS (Water Use Classification of Landscape Species)
  • Plant This: Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'


PDF 8/8/16
Spring 2015 (2,321KB)


Strategies for Water Efficiency II

  • Timing is Everything
    • Scheduling Checklist
    • Catch-Can Calculations
    • Preventing Runoff: Cycle & Soak
  • Get Ahead or Get Parched: Six Ways to Survive the Drought
    • Workshop announcement for landscape professionals
  • Plant This: Ceanothus 'Concha'
PDF 3/31/15
  • Strategies for Water Efficiency
  • Performing a Catch-Can Test
  • The DU Calculations
  • Green Gardener Registration Open
  • Plant This- Salvia microphylla- Mint bush sage
PDF 12/5/14
Summer 2014 (2,589KB)


  • Drought Tips for Landscape Managers
  • Some Truly Low-water Plants for the Valley
  • Plant This: Rosa 'Korbin'
PDF 6/23/14
Winter 2014 Green Notes (3,108KB)
  • Landscaping with Native Oaks
    • Common reasons for tree failure
    • Managing mature trees
    • Using oaks in new plantings
  • Some plants compatible with native oaks
  • 4 oaks for valley landscapes
  • Plant this: Crataegus panaephyrum- Washington hawthorn
PDF 1/6/14
Summer 2013 (2,358KB)
  • The War on Weeds
  • Green Gardener Training
  • Managing Fireblight in Flowering Pears
  • Plant this: Callistemon 'Violaceus'
PDF 7/23/13
Winter 2013 (2,906KB)


  • Assess your site
  • Planting Basics
  • Long-term care
  • What to Avoid


COMING SOON: Green Gardener Certification Training

PLANT THIS: Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn'

PDF 2/22/13
SUMMER/ FALL 2012 (947KB)


  • Why use it?
  • Organic vs. Inorganic
  • What's the best source?
  • What type and How deep?
  • Mulch and street curbs, black mulch, and landscape pots
  • How do I calculate cubic yards?



PLANT THIS: Bulbine frutescens 'Hallmark', cape balsam

PDF 9/4/12
SPRING 2012 (1,951KB)

Inside this issue:

  • Landscape Runoff: What's the Big Deal?
  • 5 Key Strategies for Runoff Prevention
  • Plants for Bioswales
  • Plant This!
PDF 5/30/12
January 2012 Green Notes (2,160KB)
  • 6 Ways to Reduce your Greenwaste
  • Trees in Turf
  • Groundcovers for under Trees
  • Plant this: Kniphofia 'Christmas Cheer'
PDF 1/2/12
Green Notes: October 2011 (1,366KB)
  • Much Ado About Honeydew: managing the sources of honeydew
  • The 5 Elements of an IPM Program
  • 6 Trees to Plant INSTEAD of Redwoods
  • Plant This
PDF 10/6/11
Green Notes: June 2011 (928KB)
  • Spring Scalping
  • Managing Mistletoe
  • Unraveling ETAF
  • Plant This
PDF 6/23/11
Green Notes: March 2011 (811KB)
  • Pruning and Treating Wounds on Landscape Trees
  • Landscape Water Efficiency: the Hot Button
  • Plant This
  • New Horticulture Advisor Introduction
PDF 3/30/11
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