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Below find 2017 Gardening Guide and Calendar references to publications, videos and web sites with details on the topics.  Information is free unless noted with $$.

Selected topics are available in Spanish:  Notas Breves

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Soil/Mulch | Composting | Water Management
Vegetables | Orchard | Citrus | Berries | Grapes
Roses | Ornamentals | Pests and Diseases

Soil and Mulch

Drought Tips, UC Davis Arboretum

Digging up the Dirt on Soil, (Video with Chuck Ingels, 7:13 min.) 

Garden and Landscape Plantings on Hardpan Soils (PDF)

Gardening with limited water

Improving Layered Soils for Gardens and Landscape Plantings (PDF)

Know Your Soil (PDF)

Lawn Removal Methods

Managing Clay Soil in Gardens (PDF)

pH Meter Testing Results (most accurate in gray, PDF)

Save Water in your Garden and Landscape (PDF)

Soil amendments

Soil and Plant Tissue Laboratories (PDF)

Soil Temperature Conditions for Vegetable Seed Germination (PDF)


Soil/Mulch | Composting | Water Management
Vegetables | Orchard | Citrus | Berries | Grapes
Roses | Ornamentals | Pests and Diseases

Composting

Illustration by Susan Poirier

Composting for the Home Gardener (PDF)

Composting Tips and Tricks (PDF)

Worm Composting (PDF)

Compost Sifter Building Instructions (PDF)

Illustration by Susan Poirier


Soil/Mulch | Composting | Water Management
Vegetables | Orchard | Citrus | Berries | Grapes
Roses | Ornamentals | Pests and Diseases

Water Management

Illustration by Susan Poirier
Illustration by Susan Poirier

Conserve water, amount of water to apply

Tips for landscape survival during drought

If Water Becomes Severely Restricted, Prioritize Plants to Get Water (PDF)

Lawn Removal Methods

Irrigating practices in drought (PDF)

Things to do to save water in a landscape

Water-Efficient Landscape Plants (PDF)

Free Low Water Use Landscape Designs

Save our Water and our Trees

Locate your Sacramento County Water Provider


Soil/Mulch | Composting | Water Management
Vegetables | Orchard | Citrus | Berries | Grapes
Roses | Ornamentals | Pests and Diseases

Vegetables

Illustration by Susan Poirier
Illustration by Susan Poirier
Blossom end rot

Harvest Onions (PDF)

Harvest Garlic (PDF)

Soil solarization for gardens & landscapes

Sacramento Vegetable Planting Schedule (PDF)

Soil Temperature Conditions for Vegetable Seed Germination (PDF)

Vegetable Gardening 101 (PDF)

Tomatoes: Suggested Varieties for Sacramento (PDF)

Cherry Tomatoes (PDF)

Vegetable Container Planting Tips (PDF)

Culinary Herb Profiles (PDF)

Growing Edible Flowers (PDF)

Growing Beets in Sacramento (PDF)

Growing Melons in Sacramento (PDF)

Growing Sweet Potatoes in Sacramento (PDF)

Harvest pumpkins and winter squash

Cover Cropping in Home Vegetable Gardens (PDF)

Soil and Plant Tissue Laboratories (PDF)


Soil/Mulch | Composting | Water Management
Vegetables | Orchard | Citrus | Berries | Grapes
Roses | Ornamentals | Pests and Diseases

Orchard

Illustration by Diana Blasingame
Illustration by Diana Blasingame
The home orchard

Fruit trees, nuts, berries & grapes

Backyard orchard irrigation

Monthly orchard tips

Planting and Care of Young Trees (PDF)

Backyard orchard, first year care

Training and Pruning Deciduous Trees (PDF)

Pruning Overgrown Deciduous Trees (PDF)

Summer pruning

Thinning Young Fruit (PDF)

Fertilizing the home orchard

Winter Pest Management in Backyard Fruit Trees (PDF)

Frost Protection for Citrus and other Subtropicals (PDF)

Backyard orchard, pests & diseases

Birds on tree fruits and vines

Codling moth

Spotted wing drosophila

Brown rot fungus

Eutypa dieback

Peach leaf curl

Sunburn, whitewash

Whitewashing trunks


Soil/Mulch | Composting | Water Management
Vegetables | Orchard | Citrus | Berries | Grapes
Roses | Ornamentals | Pests and Diseases

Citrus

Illustration by Diana Blasingame
Illustration by Diana Blasingame
Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing disease

Brown rot fungus

Citrus cultural tips

Citrus Frost Protection (PDF)

Citrus leafminer

Cottony cushion scale

Irrigating Citrus with Limited Water (PDF)

Photographic Guide to Citrus Fruit Scarring (PDF)

Tried and True or Something New? Selected Citrus (PDF)

Whitewash, Sunburn

Whitewashing trunks

Citrus Resources (PDF)

Control of Citrus Blast, Brown Rot of Citrus Trees in the Home Garden (PDF)

Frost protection for sensitive plants

Growing Citrus in Sacramento (PDF)

Video: How to repot a citrus tree (Sunset/Four Winds Growers)


Soil/Mulch | Composting | Water Management
Vegetables | Orchard | Citrus | Berries | Grapes
Roses | Ornamentals | Pests and Diseases

Berries

Illustration by Susan Poirier
Illustration by Susan Poirier
Blackberries and raspberries

Birds on tree fruits and vines

Growing berries

Raspberries

Thrips

Berries

Growing Cane Berries in the Sacramento Region (PDF)

Growing Blueberries in the Sacramento Region (PDF)

pH Meter Testing Results (most accurate in gray, PDF)

Soil and Plant Tissue Laboratories (PDF)


Soil/Mulch | Composting | Water Management
Vegetables | Orchard | Citrus | Berries | Grapes
Roses | Ornamentals | Pests and Diseases

Grapes

Illustration by Diana Blasingame
Illustration by Diana Blasingame
Grapes Culture and Pests

Growing Grapes (table, wine, raisins) in your backyard

Powdery mildew

Whiteflies

Year-Round Integrated Pest Management for Table Grapes

Grape Varieties Grown at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center (PDF)

Grapevines—Girdling and Cluster thinning to increase berry size (PDF)

Guidelines for the Home Vineyard (PDF)

grapeIllustration

Video: Grape Vine Pruning (Chuck Ingels, 2:49 min.)

Video: Cane Pruning (Chuck Ingels, 9:15 min)

Video: Grape Spur and Cane Pruning (Chuck Ingels, 5 min.)

Video: Spur Pruning (Chuck Ingels, 9:23 min)


Soil/Mulch | Composting | Water Management
Vegetables | Orchard | Citrus | Berries | Grapes
Roses | Ornamentals | Pests and Diseases

Roses

Illustration by Diana Blasingame
Illustration by Diana Blasingame
Black spot and other leaf problems

Healthy Roses, 2nd Edition $$

Hoplia beetles

Powdery Mildew on Ornamentals (including Roses)

Rose Pests

Roses: Diseases and Abiotic Disorders

Roses in the Garden and Landscape: Insect and Mite Pests and Beneficials

Roses in the Garden and Landscaping Cultural Practices and Weed Control


Soil/Mulch | Composting | Water Management
Vegetables | Orchard | Citrus | Berries | Grapes
Roses | Ornamentals | Pests and Diseases

Ornamental Plants

Illustration by Diana Blasingame
Illustration by Diana Blasingame
Plants

Flowers

Trees, shrubs, woody ornamentals list

UC Center for Landscape and Urban Horticulture

UCD Arboretum References

Bulb Planting Schedule

Flower Seed Planting Schedule

Landscaping with Herbs (PDF)

Water-Efficient Landscape Plants (PDF)

Plants and More: An Overview of Water-Efficient Landscapes (PDF)

WEL plant seasonal lists

WEL plant list (PDF)

California Native Plants for Planting Under Central Valley Oaks (PDF)

Ornamental Grass (PDF)

Deer Resistant Plants (PDF) - compiled by UCCE Master Gardeners of Nevada County

Ecolandscape Design Plans

Illustration by Susan Poirier
Illustration by Susan Poirier
General Maintenance

Care of Young Trees

Mature Tree Pruning (PDF)

Pruning Woody Landscape Plants (PDF)

Sunburn, Whitewash

UC Guide to Healthy Lawns

Whitewashing Trunks

Frost Protection for Sensitive Plants

Gardening with Limited Water

Lawn Care

Lawn Removal Methods (PDF)

Pruning Drought Stressed Trees (PDF)

Drought Care for Trees


Soil/Mulch | Composting | Water Management
Vegetables | Orchard | Citrus | Berries | Grapes
Roses | Ornamentals | Pests and Diseases

Pests and Diseases

Lady beetle larva
Lady beetle larva
Beneficial Insects

Green lacewings

Lady beetle

Natural enemies gallery

Pests

UCIPM Home, garden, turf and landscape pests

UCIPM Pests Notes Library

Weeds Pest Notes

Weed Photo Gallery

Insect Pests

Ants

Aphids

Citrus leafminer

Codling moth

Hoplia beetles

Leaffooted bugs

Scales

Snails and slugs

Spider mites

Spotted wing drosophila

Stink bugs and other piercing/sucking bugs

Brown marmorated stink bug

Report BMSB Finds

Harlequin bugs

Squash bugs

Thrips

Whiteflies

Diseases

Bordeaux Mixture (Spray for Fire Blight, Peach Leaf Curl, Mildew and Black Spot on Roses)

Brown rot fungus

Fire blight

Powdery mildew on fruits and berries

Powdery mildew on ornamentals (including roses)

Powdery mildew on vegetables

Grapes/Mildew (PDF)

Vertebrate Pests

Gophers

Mice

Rats

Skunks

Squirrels

Voles 


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