Center for Landscape & Urban Horticulture
University of California
Center for Landscape & Urban Horticulture

Welcome!

Oak Trees on Golf Course
Welcome to the Center for Landscape and Urban Horticulture (CLUH), an information resource of the University of California Cooperative Extension (UC Cooperative Extension). The CLUH supports UC Cooperative Extension educational and applied research programs serving California's environmental horticulture industry. This site features science-based information on:

 

Please review our Mission Statement.

 

Low Water Landscape
For the latest science-based information on landscape water needs, please visit our pages under Landscape Water Conservation and Irrigation Management.

 

 

 

Cactus Garden LA Arboretum
Information is contributed by University of California Cooperative Extension scientists. All content is reviewed by these or other experts to assure it is authoritative and science-based. Featured are summaries of technical topics, fact sheets, newsletters, reports, commentary, and web links.

 

 

Calif. water use pie chart 2015
THE 9%: Landscape irrigation accounts for just 9% of water use in California, yet landscapes are under relentless attack as California confronts ongoing drought.  The facts presented here show how these attacks are misguided and that there are ways to conserve water without degrading landscape plantings.

 

Does the landscape you manage have a water budget or water conservation goal that seems impossible to meet? Read about Five Simple Steps for Conserving Landscape Water.

Wet_grass

 

For Home Gardening information and resources, please visit the University of California Garden Web 

Raised Bed Gardening

UPCOMING EVENTS

What's new in Landscape and Urban Hort?

Bed Bug-Free Holiday Travel (Part 1)

Egg, immature bed bugs, adult bed bugs (Credit: DH Choe)

Tis the season for holiday travel. As you make reservations for rental accommodations to visit family and friends, we wanted to share a few suggestions to help you avoid bringing bed bugs home with you. Regardless of what...

Oh Deer!

Mule deer (Credit: WP Gorenzel)

The sight of deer in the wild can be delightful but when these animals invade your garden, devouring everything in sight, people's ideas might change. The internet is full of advice for ridding your garden of deer, but beware, much of it is...

Asian Citrus Psyllid Webinar for Backyard Gardeners

Brown adult, yellow nymphs, and white wax of Asian citrus psyllids.<br>(Credit: M Rogers)

We hope by now most people have heard about and are aware of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), a small brown insect that carries a deadly citrus disease called huanglongbing (HLB), threatening all backyard citrus trees as well as the statewide citrus...

Detection of Citrus Disease Triggers Quarantine in San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties

pest-04-ACP-waxy-tubules-002-Rogers

A quarantine has been declared following the detection of the citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB), or citrus greening, in a single citrus tree in an unincorporated area of San Bernardino County, near Montclair. This is the first time the plant disease has...

The Truth About Turkeys

A flock of wild turkeys in a residential neighborhood.<br>(Credit: K Windbiel-Rojas)

It has been rumored that Ben Franklin proposed the turkey as the national bird and symbol of our nation. Whether this is true or not, there is evidence that Franklin thought highly of this holiday bird. In a letter to his daughter, Franklin called...

Webmaster Email: vtborel@ucdavis.edu