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EC Landscape News - SPRING 2018 EDITION


The Spring 2018 Edition of EC Landscape News is now available online.

Spring is the season of new beginnings and we would like to kick off the start of the year by introducing our new EC Landscape News format. We hope you enjoy the new look and seasonal articles.

Springtime evokes a variety of topics. We start off small...pun intended!... with an article on container vegetable gardens. The article covers container options, fertilization, watering, what to look for when shopping for "container-friendly" plants and vegetables at your local nursery or home improvement store.

We also take a look at the benefits of wildlife-friendly plant selections. In this article we focus on the birds, bees and butterflies. Natural habitat depletion, which has become a by-product of urbanization, can be addressed through the planting of trees and shrubs that can benefit and increase productivity for our flying friends. Continue Reading




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CONTROLLING WARM SEASON GRASSES


Controlling warm season grasses is extremely challenging and more of an art than a science. The goal is to reduce the usage of chemicals while taking advantage of the changes in weather patterns and temperatures. It is important to balance the removal of the warm season grasses during their dormancy period when temperatures are conducive to support the germination of replacement grass seed. The timing of the removal process is critical for it to be fully effective.

Warm Season Grasses Turfgrasses are divided into two categories; warm season and cool season grasses. The most common turfgrass variety used in Southern California is tall fescue, which is categorized as a cool season grass. A cool season grass is defined as those varieties with optimum growth at temperatures between 60° and 75°F. Warm season grasses, as the name implies, are those varieties that thrive at higher temperature ranges between 80° and 95°F and go dormant in the winter.

Invasive grasses, commonly called weed-like  grasses, include bermudagrass, kikuyu, and poa annua, which are common in our area. These species are errantly referred to as warm season grasses because of their inherent quality to go dormant and turn yellow when temperatures drop down into the mid-40s and below, normally in the month of November. Continue Reading

Featured Article Archive 


Fall Fertilization

Frost

Landscape Fabric

Lawn Aeration and Dethatching

Mulch

Smart Controllers

Spring Lawn Care

Weeds