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EC Landscape News - SPRING 2021 EDITION


The Spring 2021 Edition of EC Landscape News is now available.

In this issue we discuss the topic of fuel modification as it applies to wildfire risk reduction. Vegetation management is an important element along the urban wildland interface corridors, as the state has recently experienced its worst wildfire season in history.

Following is an article discussing the changes in California’s climate and its impact on the environment and the state’s water supply system. While Southern California is in a potential future drought development period, the majority of the state remains in the high to extreme drought categories.

Landscape maintenance tasks and their requisite rotation schedules often elude understanding by the outsider. To shed some light on the subject, we have included an article describing what goes into creating a maintenance rotation schedule.

We conclude with an article discussing the effects of COVID-19 on the landscape maintenance industry, with public and worker safety being a high priority.

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PLANT PROFILE - Rosemary


Rosmarinus officinalis – Rosemary, is a hardy evergreen groundcover that has gained popularity and become a go-to plant for use in water conservation landscape settings. It is considered by many as being “bulletproof” because it requires very little water, tolerates direct sun, heat, and cold temperatures, and is fast growing.

The prostrate variety, creeping rosemary (R. officinalis ‘Prostratus’), grows from 12 inches to 3 feet in height and spreads to 5 feet in width on average. Its aromatic needle-like leaves are deep green in color with silvery greenish stems, which are an herbal culinary favorite. The flowers of rosemary are pale-blue to lavender in color that bloom intermittently throughout the year. They also attract bees.

Rosemary tends to mound up and become woody and bare with age. It should be pruned lightly on a regular basis therefore, which can be performed any time of the year. This helps the plant to keep its desired shape and size, and also helps to avoid having a woody appearance. Rosemary is extremely drought-tolerant and once established, requires very little water.


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Featured Article Archive 


Fall Fertilization

Frost

Landscape Fabric

Lawn Aeration and Dethatching

Mulch

Smart Controllers

Spring Lawn Care

Weeds