*******wsu.edu. Researchers seek to breed drought-tolerant crops that could be grown in arid regions world-wide. The efforts could reduce consumption of irrigation water and improve the ability to grow crops in areas where global warming has reduced rainfall.
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Here, I show you a coco jujube tree and talk about the benefits of having one. Jujubes are recommended an anyone's garden because of their versatility. They are cold hardy, heat, and drought tolerant.
In this video, I show you my loquat harvest this year
In this video, I show you an everbearing opuntia matudae xoconostle plant. They have beautiful flowers and delicious fruit that is widely used in Mexican Cuisine.
The Joshua Yucca Tree is a favorite plant among gardener because of gorgeous flower and because of the amazing drought tolerant characteristics. Visit www.TyTyGa**** or call 229-388-9999 today to order your Joshua Yucca Tree. Distributed by Tubemogul.
Dwarf Mondo Grass is a great ground cover that is extremely drought tolerant, heat tolerant, and traffic tolerant. Order your spreading size Dwarf Mondo Grass Plant today visit www.TyTyGa**** or call 229-388-9999. For more information click here: www.tytyga****/category/Ground+Cover+Plants Distributed by Tubemogul.
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Los Angeles landscape designer John Bonny talks about how a drought-tolerant garden doesn't need to be all rocks, sand and cactus. There are many beautiful landscaping options for residents in Southern California.
So get over that sprawling grass lawn! It's a burden on L.A.'s water supply, and your wallet.
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Leave the Outside World Behind!
Behind this grand fence lies a secluded north-facing sanctuary of light and single level architectural design living, with lush garden views through sash windows and French doors. Once you step inside, you'll feel immediately at peace by this stellar property enveloped by tranquil gardens and its amazing calming ambience.
Escape the everyday hustle and bustle and return home to a truly unique haven with a flexible floorplan, easily tailored to suit your requirements. Passive solar heating creates the ideal fusion of light and warmth, whilst the northerly sunshine bounces off polished Tasmanian Oak flooring.
Versatile living areas include a sunken lounge, meals area and 2 dining areas, one easily converted into a 4th bedroom should you wish. An atrium separates the living and sleeping zones, wrapping around the fantastic spacious entertaining deck that is surrounded by established drought tolerant low maintenance landscaped gardens.
A separate Tuscan-style courtyard with lighting is yet another area for alfresco dining or quiet area of reflection. Three spacious robed bedrooms (option for a 4th) are serviced by 2 contemporary bathrooms with the "resort style" main bedroom including an ensuite, walk in wardrobe, retreat area and direct access leading onto the rear deck. Recent refurbishments include toilets, hot water service and the stunning well-equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Luxury appointments include ducted heating, air conditioners, automatic gates, shed and a double carport (with room for 2 more cars behind the secured gates) with an adjacent separate well-appointed office ideal for a home business set up. Beyond the sanctuary, enjoy the Eastlink bike trail only minutes away and take advantage of the nearby conveniences of Park+Ride, freeway, Westfield Doncaster and the popular restaurants of Village on High.
Inspect without delay!
Contact Spiro Drossos
Phone: 0425 709 479
Los Medanos Village Apartments for rent in Pittsburg, CA on ForRent****: (888) 335-6760 - *******www.forrent****/apartment-community-profile/1000057597.php Availability, pricing and special promotions subject to change daily. Los Medanos Village offers 71 affordable One, Two and Three bedroom apartments in Pittsburg featuring an array of amenities, including green design elements plus on-site property management and resident services. These apartment homes are tastefully appointed and include large floor plans, solar powered radiant heating, drought tolerant landscaping, and the use of recycled building materials. Common areas include a large community room for events, a resident picnic/bbq patio, a computer lab. - 2000 Crestview Drive
- Solar power
- Salvaged door
- Recycled glass
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- Made out of straw
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- Double pane windows
- Water catching system
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- Drought tolerant landscape
Tree Preservation Inc. - Bel Air Tree Service & Landscape Installations: (310) 853-1805, *******www.treepreservationinc****
tree trimming, tree care, tree service, tree removal, tree planting, tree installations, organic fertilization, tree consultations, support systems, landscape installations and design, certified arborist, tree disease dianosis & prevention
ARE YOUR TREES COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR PLANTS? LEARN THE DIFFERING WATER NEEDS OF YOUR PLANTS AND TREES.
I’m not talking about leaf color, flowering patterns, or other attributes, but about the need for water. One of THE MOST important issues for Southern Californians and their gardens, from a cost and environmental standpoint, is the watering needs of their garden.
I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen so many trees in Southern California die from too much water, because the irrigation was geared to grow the grass and small plants. Guess what? The plants and grass were located in the root zone of the large mature trees! Large mature trees do not like this!
Do you know that in our dry Mediterranean climate I’ve seen more trees die from over-watering than drought stress? Very hard to believe, but we are so well-intentioned to take care of our trees, since lack of water is always the problem, that we over-water to keep our trees healthy! This is not the answer or solution, but the cause of death! Over-watering of mature trees especially, is the kiss of death. Armillaria mellea, better known as “Oak root rot or fungus” loves very moist or overly moist soil conditions to thrive in. In addition, other fungi, such as Phytophthora, is a lover of wet conditions, and will decimate trees as well!
In general, grass and small plants (non-natives) need frequent and small amounts of irrigation on a regular basis. Mature trees on the other hand, need deep and infrequent watering. When both are in the same root zone as one another, one will thrive and the other will not. Either the small plants and thirsty grass get what they need while the tree roots get too much water, or the trees get what they need, but the plants and/or grass die due to drought stress.
Unfortunately, I don’t often see Arborists, gardeners, designers, or Landscape Architects address this issue.
Some ideas for solving this problem are as follows:
1.Research the watering needs of your small plants and grass with that of mature trees. Make sure that incompatible vegetation are not adjacent to one another.
2.Separate (if possible) the layout of the land, with drought-tolerant species in one area with one irrigation methodology, contrasted with grass/small plants of differing watering needs in another.
3.Create uniformity in plant and tree material, i.e. go with the “SAME THEME” OF VEGETATION. A desert or native theme is okay for plants WITH trees of all sizes, contrasted to mixing natives with tropicals, desert plants with humidity loving plants (these examples are extreme, but I’ve seen it often)!
4.If you can’t change the theme of plants that are with trees and visa versa, consider modifying your irrigation system, whereby you convert the above ground sprinkler heads to a drip system, or soaker hose, or newer “micro” sprays, etc. Did you know that sprinkler heads should NEVER contact the bark of trees? This just accelerates decay from fungi causing organisms.
Consistency is the key. Know your plants and trees, and they will thank-you in their own way for good and proper care!
President & Certified Arborist
Tree Preservation Inc., a full-service tree care company based in Southern California
*******www.avidgreen**** Scott Sherman, with AvidGreen Fine Landscaping, as a Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscaper, will be providing Eco-Friendly examples at his home which is on the upcoming Eco-Friendly Garden Tour. The AvidGreen Garden will showcase bat boxes and hummingbird feeders, Marin native plants & trees, vegetable gardens with various fruit trees, drought-tolerant CA native & Mediterranean plants, boulder walls & pathways, and a smart irrigation controller & weather station.
*******www.avidgreen**** Scott Sherman with AvidGreen Gardens will showcase the 7 Principles of Bay-Friendly Landscaping & Gardening during the Upcoming Eco-Friendly Garden Tour. Sherman is a Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscaper. The AvidGreen Gardens will showcase bat boxes and hummingbird feeders, Marin native plants & trees, vegetable gardens with various fruit trees, drought-tolerant CA native & Mediterranean plants, boulder walls & pathways, and a smart irrigation controller & weather station.