Help your trees resist pests

On your property, insects and microorganisms abound. If this is news to you, don’t go running for the sprays and granulated “Bug Kill Stuff.” This is a natural and beneficial state, since insects and microorganisms are key components in nutrient recycling, decomposition, plant succession, natural pest control and wildlife habitat. “A landscape without insects and […]

Volunteers snip out scourge of unwanted bull thistles

An entourage of U. S. Forest Service botanists, biologists and volunteers fanned out last Sunday to snip off and root out a new growth of bull thistle plants that threaten to out-compete native grasses and plants in Johnson Meadow north of Garner Valley near Anza. The group of eight volunteered to spend their day cutting […]

Citrus pest threatens area trees

Citrus pest threatens area trees

A pest known as the Asian citrus psyllid has made its way into Southern California, threatening citrus trees throughout the area. The only way to control the pest is to treat or remove the trees, according to Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program representative Bob Atkins. The psyllid, which is a small insect similar to […]

Volunteers snip out scourge of unwanted bull thistles

Volunteers snip out scourge of unwanted bull thistles

An entourage of U. S. Forest Service botanists, biologists and volunteers fanned out last Sunday to snip off and root out a new growth of bull thistle plants that threaten to out-compete native grasses and plants in Johnson Meadow north of Garner Valley near Anza. The group of eight volunteered to spend their day cutting […]

Buyer beware when purchasing tree care

A message from the Tree Care Industry Association Fall and winter storms often bring out the best in a community. Neighbors, even strangers, help each other cope with aggravations and property damage left in the wake of a storm. Unfortunately, storms also bring out the worst in a community – fast-buck artists looking to profit […]

Ten steps for growing a productive vegetable garden

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMwbXxUKaSY[/youtube] RIVERSIDE – Few gardening endeavors are as enjoyable or rewarding as growing one’s own vegetables. The pure pleasure of strolling through one’s own garden and harvesting tomatoes, beans, cucumbers and the like for that day’s meal is only heightened by the knowledge that one is experiencing the freshest, most flavorful and nutritious produce nature […]

Rattlesnake avoidance training exemption to venomous animal ownership prohibition approved

As of January 3, qualified businesses which provide rattlesnake avoidance training will be exempt from the San Diego County Code prohibition of possessing a venomous reptile. A pair of 4-1 San Diego County Board of Supervisors votes, with Pam Slater-Price in opposition, approved the introduction and first reading October 31 and the second reading and […]

Recipe of the Week – Almond Toffee Bites

Recipe of the Week – Almond Toffee Bites

This is it, the final countdown before the holidays and the end of the year. As you prepare your home for those family parties, be sure to have this on your list of desserts as they are sure to make any gathering complete. Your guests will eat these throughout the entire night and may even […]

Recipe of the Week – Peppermint Eggnog Milkshake Shots

Recipe of the Week – Peppermint Eggnog Milkshake Shots

We’re just a few days away from the holidays and what a perfect way to celebrate by incorporating some eggnog shots into your family gathering, company party, or any celebration for that matter. A twist from the classic eggnog drink, this recipe is not only simple to make and festive in its look, but is […]

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