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Attracting pollinators to your garden

Posted: May 26th, 2017 | Featured, Home & Garden, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Gary Jones Bees, butterflies and other insects go about their quiet work with little appreciation. But without them, our gardens would be a lot less colorful and yield fewer fruits and vegetables. In order to increase the presence of pollinators in our backyards and reap their benefits, plants that provide nectar and pollen need […]

Plant, prune dormant fruit trees now

Posted: February 24th, 2017 | Featured, Home & Garden, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Gary Jones When deciduous fruit trees such as peach, plum, apricot and apple lose their leaves in the winter, they become dormant. Around this time of year, they can be easily planted due to this dormancy. Not only are these trees perfect additions for the late winter season, but now is the best time […]

Recognizing luscious landscapes

Posted: October 28th, 2016 | Featured, Features, Home & Garden, Lifestyle | No Comments

On Oct. 13, La Mesa Beautiful held its 38th Annual Awards Luncheon to recognize homeowners with outstanding landscapes. In addition to the awards for landscapes, Mayor Mark Arapostathis was accepted a Citizen of the Year Award on behalf of the many residents whose effort resulted in the Lookout at Legacy Park. Former La Mesa Beautiful […]

Autumn’s Arrival

Posted: September 23rd, 2016 | Columns, Featured, Home & Garden, Lifestyle | No Comments

10 Plants with beautiful fall color for San Diego By Gary Jones Can’t tell by the look of your garden when fall arrives? You must be missing those important trees and shrubs that provide gorgeous fall color in San Diego. As Southern Californians, we need to look beyond the classic maples and deciduous oaks that […]

Prepare your lawn and garden for fire season

Posted: August 26th, 2016 | Featured, Home & Garden, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Gary Jones Due to a unique combination of climate and terrain, California will always suffer from wildfires. But with appropriate planning, planting and maintenance, these fires won’t be devastating to homeowners. A large portion of our state is a Mediterranean-type climate, situated in a region close to the sea with hot, dry summers, recurring […]