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GARDENING TIPS

WINTER IS HERE
Dealing with a waterlogged garden
Got Frost? Have patience! Wait till weather gets a little warmer and new leaves sprout before pruning off frost-damaged leaves.!

FEBRUARY

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RAIN BRINGS GROWTH, BUT ALSO WEEDS…
The rain has brought life to many of our favorite garden plants but it also brought out the weeds!  Some are more invasive than others and this is an easier time to remove them before they get too big.  Try these links:
• Weed Identification Tool 
• Our most  common winter weeds and how to deal with them
• Organic Weed Management lecture
• Or just leave our native weeds be
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TOUGH WEEDS? TRY A WEED WRENCH.
weed wrench can give you extra leverage and save yourself from aches and pains, especially for those large established broom plants.

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Want to start a California NATIVE GARDEN?
California native plants have many advantages including helping our native wildlife, drought and pest resistance.  With careful planning, get native plants to color your garden all year long, and watch this video for important tips for success!
SO JUST HOW MUCH RAIN WAS THERE? 
Check out this summary from the Marin Water Board.

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THINKING ABOUT WINTER PRUNING?
Do your research in our Pruning Section first for the plants you’re thinking of pruning, whether flowering trees and shrubs, or common fruit trees. And read up on your pruning fundamentals before wielding those pruning tools!
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DON’T TORTURE YOUR NEW TREE!
Do you see those poor trees in your neighborhood or street that have been bound within an inch of their lives?  Trees should not be staked rigidly; young trees should be allowed to sway a little to establish their roots more firmly. Learn the different methods and about stakes here!

"Ask a Master Gardener..."

FEATURED THIS WEEK IN THE MARIN IJ:

The chill factor – when cold is good for your plants

  • In autumn, as nights grow longer and temperatures plunge, many trees and plants go “dormant.” What does this mean aside from gorgeous fall foliage...

MARIN IJ GARDENING TIP OF THE WEEK:

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WILDLIFE CORRIDORS MATTER

HOW TO PRUNE ROSES IN WINTER

LEARN THE 4 BASIC PRUNING CUTS

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