Scott Paris of High Hand Nursery says, “STAY CALM. It’s only for 15 weeks. You’ve got the water, use it wisely.” Scott explains how, by utilizing the functions on your irrigation timer, your yard can get through this summer of California’s drought, using limited water until the fall rains come back. He also has tips for superior drip irrigation systems, moisture-enhancing products, and the benefits of mulch…and the downside of fertilizers in a drought.
Garden Success in a Drought? Yes! Part 2 On this edition of High Hand University, Farmer Fred ask Giselle Schoniger, Kellogg Garden Products Organic Instructor, the question on the minds of every California gardener right now: “Can You Have Garden Success in a Drought?” With an emphatic, “Yes!”, Gisele Schoniger explains how to create healthy soil, enabling your plants to better withstand a drought. We’re talking the real poop here, folks: compost, mulch and more! Fred
Good Bug Hotels: The plants that attract beneficial insects and pollinators. How to keep ladybugs, lacewings, minute pirate bugs, parasitic mini-wasps and other beneficials that attack the insect pests in your yard. Plants that pollinators such as bees, moths and birds find attractive. Fred and Scott also talk about the benefits of mulch and drip irrigation to keep those plants alive in this drought.