Category Archives: Gardening Tips

Beginning to Bloom: Mulch

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Mulching Landscaping in the Sacramento and Roseville area is a delicate process that requires a lot of knowledge about the area and how to best keep plants alive and healthy. Mulch is one of the many little touches that can set up your garden for success all year long. Now that we are in January, […]

Beginning to Bloom: How and When of Pruning

Pruning is an essential part of caring for trees, shrubs, and bushes. Not only does it invigorate the plants to produce new blooms, the use of pruning for your yard also keeps the plant from wasting energy on dead parts. Pruning the January is the first of many steps to preparing for a brilliant spring […]

Beginning to Bloom: Introduction to Spring Landscaping How To’s


Put Some Spring In Your Landscape Step With Spring just two months away, you may not be thinking about your Sacramento backyard but,  lawn maintenance is much more than a day in the backyard when the weather gets warm. If you want to see your landscape bloom this year, it’s time to get a head […]

Sacramento Landscaping: Recommended Perennials

A great looking perennial garden doesn’t just happen here in Sacramento. Perennials need time and attention to thrive and even the hardiest of them all can wilt under our hot afternoon summer sun. But if you enjoy “deadheading” and seeing to your plants’ needs, nothing bursts with brighter color than a well-maintained perennial garden. Numerous […]

Sacramento Landscaping: Deciduous Tree Recommendations


HGTV Recommended Deciduous Trees for Zone 9 – Sacramento Apricot, Japanese flowering (Prunus mume) Ash, Southern prickly, Hercules’ club (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis) Ash, water (Fraxinus caroliniana) Beech, American (Fagus grandifolia) Birch, river (Betula nigra) Box elder (Acer negundo) Buckthorn, tough (Bumelia tenax) Bumelia (Bumelia anomala) Catalpa, Southern (Catalpa bignonioides) Cherry, weeping Higan (Prunus subhirtella var. pendula) […]

Sacramento Landscaping: Decidous Shrub Recommendations


HGTV Recommended Deciduous Shrubs for Zone 9 – Sacramento Glossy Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora) Anisacanthus, flame or Wright (Anisacanthus quadrifidus) Aralia, Japanese (Fatsia) Beautyberry, American (Callicarpa americana) Buckthorn, Carolina (Rhamnus carolinianus) Butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii) Chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia) Coral tree, cockspur coral tree (Erythrina crista-galli) Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia), compact types Fig, common (Ficus carica) Fringetree, white […]

Sacramento Landscaping: Recommended Vines

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These vines do well in zone 9 which encompasses the greater Sacramento Area. Annual Vines Gourd (Curcubita, Lagenaria and Luffa) Purple hyacinth bean (Lablab purpurea, formerly Dolichos lablab) Perennial Vines Boston ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata) Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea sp.) Carolina jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) Calico Dutchman’s pipe (Aristolochia elegans) Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata) Goldflame honeysuckle (Lonicera x heckrottii x […]

Sacramento Landscaping: Recommended Shade Plants

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Sacramento may be one of the best cities for enjoying the outdoors, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t without its issues. One of which is the intense heat. There are summer days that reach 108 degrees, and spending any time outdoors can be a tremendous challenge. That’s why most homeowners in Northern California make […]

Sacramento Landscaping: Recommended Edible Plants

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Annual Vegetables and Edible Flowers It’s easy to eat local in the greater Sacramento area — everything grows here.  Here is a list of edible plants that do well in zone 9. Cool Season– Can Withstand Light Frost Greens rainbow chard mustards cabbages lettuce kales etc.   Flower Bud Vegetables broccoli cauliflower root vegetables carrots […]

Sacramento Landscaping: Recommended Evergreen Shrubs & Trees

There are many different strategies to create an amazing landscape. Some people import everything from other countries and do whatever it takes to make their vision a reality. These types of landscapes may be more in line with how you pictured your property, but may require more upkeep because they are not native to the […]