The Watering Paradox

Aug. 14th, 2019 by W Scott McAdam Jr.

If I had a dollar for every time someone told me they water their turf every other day for 15 minutes per zone, I’d be able to take a much-needed vacation.

A common belief among homeowners is that in order to keep your grass green and healthy, you need to water frequently, yet not much at a time, to avoid overwatering.  However, more negative than positive comes from this frequent, shallow watering:

Rooting Out Why Fall is a Great Time to Plant

Aug. 24th, 2017 by W Scott McAdam Jr.

Once again this year, as predictably as the change of seasons, I am being peppered with familiar late-summer inquiries:

“Is it too late to plant? Should we wait until next spring?” Those questions allow me to dispel the misconception that if you do any planting in the fall, there will not be enough time for the plants to establish and they will suffer.

In fact, fall is considered the best time for planting. Here’s why:

Watering, Mulching Tips to Navigate Our Recent Dry Spell

Aug. 15th, 2016 by W Scott McAdam Jr.

Although we are far from the severe drought that has dogged California for the past five years, after a very wet April and early May, dry times have descended on our area. Since mid-May we have been experiencing drought stress.

Adding supplemental water through this very dry and hot period will greatly benefit your landscape plantings. In addition, mulching will help maintain moisture and promote overall health to your plants and overall landscape.

Connecting With The Sugar Beet Co-Op, Other Neighbors at ‘A Day in Our Village’

Jun. 15th, 2015 by W Scott McAdam Jr.

There was a big reward for those who were not discouraged by the pessimistic weather forecast and came out for “A Day in Our Village” at Scoville Park on June 7th.

The sun broke through, it actually began feeling like June, and the 42nd annual version of the event was yet another reminder of the wonderful, diverse organizations and people in our community.

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