What to do in the garden in February? Here are 18 ideas

February 2, 2019 12:00 AM

Is your irrigation system on or off? In February’s cool temperatures and short days, plants don’t need very much water. So if periodic rains continue through the month, your irrigation system can stay off. If there’s no rain for a couple of weeks, run each irrigation zone once, then wait for more... Continue Reading


Lawn Size Instant Checker Online by Global Syn-Turf works on any cell phone, iPhone, Android

Global Syn-Turf's Instant Lawn Size Checker allows you to measure the size of your lawn in seconds. Just enter your address, draw your lawn on a map and see sizes. You can outline multiple areas of your yard. The checker will measure each area separately and give you a total size of your lawns


Lichen wont harm the tree but could be sign of a bigger problem

It seems like the lichen on my tree exploded this year. It’s all over some branches, whereas it used to be only in random spots on the trunk. I’ve been told not to worry about your average gray-green lichen, but is there such a thing as too much lichen? It’s true that lichen does not harm trees...


Artificial Grass Installation Glendale, California

Before April 6, 2016, installation of artificial grass was permitted in Glendale, California only in the backyards. Due to severe drought conditions, however, cities cannot ban synthetic turf any longer. Recent AB 1164 legislation, allows installing fake grass on 50% of the Parkway areas. The other half must have live plant material.


Rams Super Bowl party playbook: How to score on your home turf

On Super Bowl Sunday, some of the most critical plays will be taking place in homes around the Southland as friends and families gather to eat, drink and cheer the Los Angeles Rams, or in some cases that other team, to victory. We asked local party and event planners to share some last-minute coaching...


Almost every person wants to live in a beautiful house and at the same time have a beautiful yard to look at. Hence, the very essence of a magnificent yard is having an attractive grass. But, what if your grass seems to be unpleasant? What is your yard has no grass at all? How can you now enjoy your beautiful house without you're an attractive yard?


Things are really heating up in our kitchen. Send help!

Bought something new at the grocery store the other day: orange chicken, heat and serve. It tasted liked compromise and defeat. I quickly dubbed it “Agent Orange chicken,” for it was redolent of the darkest days of chemical warfare. To complicate matters, I suddenly can’t drink red wine (acid reflux)....


Desert Landscaping - Artificial Grass. Dog and turtle.

If you are living in a hot and dry climate, searching for the appropriate desert plants can be one of your great choices. Even though you cannot grow hybrid flowers, yet there is plenty of ornamental grass, cacti, and succulents that will let you make a spectacular garden. Usually, these plants desert plants don't take a lot of care, obliging little water and general they are amazingly independent and hardy. At the end of the day, these sorts of plants are great workhorses that will flourish in parched or desert areas.


Dating means I need to learn to fall - and get back on the bike

We met in a high-end cycling pop-up shop on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. He came in from a group ride. Tall, blond spiky hair and a birthmark around his left eye. There was something about this little “imperfection” on his face that made him even more attractive. His black and yellow helmet was tucked...


Ways to save water, artificial grass, dollar bill, cut bills, no lawn maintenance, warranty

Most people cannot help to admire the beauty of the nature particularly when a beautiful and well-maintained lawn is concerned. Landscapes can definitely make your home or your business office look more beautiful but at the back of it, you need to be ready with your pocket. Maintaining a natural grass lawn is pretty expensive and that is the reality.


Can you believe this custom home is a prefab? Tour it during Modernism Week in Palm Springs

Two weeks before their prefab home is scheduled to debut at Modernism Week, Joel and Meelena Turkel stand outside and watch as workers plaster their pool and level the newly poured concrete driveway. Inside the 2,100-square-foot custom home, additional workers put finishing touches on the interiors...


Our humble backyard creek is close to gushing, and so are these thank-you notes

I warm these winter days with a dark drink, a flickering fireplace and a favorite book. Life could be worse. Life could be better. When it rains, a creek curls through the back of our property. I don’t want to romanticize it, for it’s mostly runoff from our lusty little cul-de-sac. Were you to...


Little black stoneflies are not pests, plus when to plant vegetable garden seeds indoors

A lot of these insects have landed on my outside structures. What are they? Good news. This is an adult little black stonefly. Stoneflies are native insects, not pests, and a great indicator species. They can only exist in very clean, unpolluted water, so sighting them means you have great water...


I wanted to be a nice guy and break up with her at just the right moment

I could never get the hang of skating. At my fourth-grade roller skating party, I gripped the wall, while the other kids effortlessly glided past me. I wasn't able to skate for more than a couple of seconds before I panicked and lunged for the wall again. It was embarrassing. This led to my lifelong...


Know your Love Language for Valentines gifts that speak to the heart

Valentine’s Day is around the corner - are you fluent in your S.O.’s love language? According to Gary Chapman, bestselling author of “The 5 Love Languages,” it could mean the difference between a V-Day gift that falls flat and one that makes the heart sing. In his book Chapman identifies five ways...


Datebook: Cherry blossoms, Kenyan succulents, spring gardening classes

Do you have a plant-related class, garden tour or other event you’d like us to mention? Email me at [email protected] - with at least two weeks’ notice, please! - and we may include it later. Here’s the latest: Saturday, Feb. 23 Potting Australian natives Horticulturist Jo O’Connell,...


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