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What's Happening In Your Garden?

SEPTEMBER

Because of our drought, continue watering plants until the third rainy day. Because the days are shorter, consider reducing irrigation times. This is a good time to add compost around your plants. Remember your irrigation lines go on top of the compost and below the mulch. If you are developing a more earth-friendly garden, consider adding native plants to your garden in the fall. If you need a consultation for a tree in your garden, hire a Consulting Arborist.

SEPTEMBER

NEWS & UPDATES
water restrictions
Mandatory water use restrictions:
Find out what mandatory water restrictions are in place for your area:
- Southern Marin
- West Marin service area

Replacing that lawn?
Get a REBATE or FREE Materials to help reduce your costs from MMWD

Marin Municipal Water District is offering a choice of a rebate or free mulching materials and irrigation conversion kit if you wish to replace your water-hogging lawn. Read about the "Cash for Grass Lawn Replacement Rebate" here...

Other MMWD water-saving programs:
"Laundry to Landscape" graywater program
Flume smart home water monitor offer
Rain harvesting & cistern rebate program
WaterSense smart irrigation controller rebate
or learn about other MMWD water-saving programs

"Ask a Master Gardener..."

FEATURED THIS WEEK IN THE MARIN IJ:

Ode to a dying tree

  • For some gardeners, trees are members of the family. Standing, arms wide, they are the iconic background in family photos, a firm hold as kids climb and swing from their branches, and protectors sharing their canopy on a sunny day...

MARIN IJ GARDENING TIP OF THE WEEK:

GO TO THE MARIN IJ ARCHIVE PAGE FOR MORE STORIES AND GARDENING TIPS!

WATCH & LEARN
on Our YouTube Channel

UCRBG CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT: CEANOTHUS

UCRBG CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT: MANZANITA

UCRBG CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT: CALIFORNIA BUCKEYE

OPPORTUNITY FUND

UC Marin Master Gardeners are grateful for a tax-deductable donation to support our program.