December 23rd, 2014 at 10:00 am
Few things are quite as cozy as sitting next to a warm fire. Now that cooler weather has arrived and the holidays are almost here, you might be ready to light a fire in your own fireplace. Most Southern California residents probably don’t use their fireplace year round. These tips will help you to stay safe when you’re using your fireplace.
December 9th, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Although a white-picket fence can be a lovely accent to your house, taking a nontraditional approach to fencing can also enhance your home’s curb appeal. You have so many options for fencing, and many can serve dual purposes.
To avoid confusion, help you shop smarter and get results you’ll be happy with for years to come, start by deciding the main purpose of your fence. For example, are you building a fence to provide an enclosed space for children or pets, ensure enhanced privacy, a boundary, or simply to add an exterior-design accent? Knowing what you want your fence to accomplish will ease the stress and work involved in the planning process.
December 1st, 2014 at 10:00 am
Save your holiday meals before they even start with these handy tips.
With all the cost and time that go into the perfect holiday meal, from selecting the turkey or ham to preparing the vegetables and setting the table, there is one small aspect of the celebration that usually goes overlooked until it is far too late.
That small aspect? The sharpness and cutting quality of your knives! Too many people have discovered to their great chagrin that their cutlery simply won’t cut it. Butchered carvings and clumsy chopping will destroy the atmosphere of a holiday gathering, but you will be armed and ready by following these handy tips:
November 24th, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Did you know that fall is the perfect time to prepare your garden? If you’re not already establishing your drought-tolerant garden, learn why you should start now by reading this blog post on fall gardening. If you’re ready to start your garden, but don’t know what to plant, this post is for you. Below is our list of 10 drought-tolerant plants perfect for your California garden.
Native to Mexico, this cactus plant can survive the heat and requires minimal water. In the summer, small yellow flowers will sprout on top of the plant.
November 17th, 2014 at 10:00 am
Southern Californians know planning a garden that can withstand drought conditions isn’t easy. To get the most out of your garden, don’t wait until spring to start planting. Grab your shovel and start digging this month. Typically, November yields 10 percent of our annual rainfall. Our soil temperatures are still warm, which makes it an ideal time to get out there and plant!
Start your drought-tolerant garden by testing your irrigation system. Make sure all lines are clear and everything is working efficiently before you do your planting. Having your system in place will help you plan your garden.