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NOVEMBER

DESPITE THE RAIN, THE DROUGHT IS FAR FROM OVER. Hopefully there is more water to come, but drought is not done with us. Plan ahead for the long-term - if you are thinking of new plants, consider drought-tolerant plants such as native plants, succulent and other low-water plants.

EROSION may be a problem if we see more intense downpours amidst all the fire-related clearance people have done. Consider a rain garden, or installing wattles for erosion control. For more information on flooding and our watersheds, check out the Marin Watersheds site. 

TIME FOR MAINTENANCE: Fall is a good time to maintain and clean your tools, but maybe not with bleach! For those of you who want to dig deeper into garden myths, check out this myth-busting website for more.

NEWS & UPDATES
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ANT INVASIONS

In all the recent rain, one critter that you might see coming out of the woods and into your home are the ever-present ants.  Read up on ants, and on help with ant control.
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NOW IS THE TIME to plant California native plants and spring-blooming bulbs.
If you love bulbs, try choosing those that will naturalize, requiring less water and maintenance over time. California natives are not only suited to the areas we live in but the fauna are adapted to them. Fall is the time to plant them, to bring in the bees, bugs and birds. Oaks are a keystone species in our area; gather and plant a few acorns.

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FEATURED THIS WEEK IN THE MARIN IJ:

Rain gardens present ways to bank water in the garden

  • We’re off to a great early start on filling our reservoirs - let’s hope the rains continue and get us out of this drought.  But we must always remember that the next drought is just around the corner...

MARIN IJ GARDENING TIP OF THE WEEK:

GO TO THE MARIN IJ ARCHIVE PAGE FOR MORE STORIES AND GARDENING TIPS!

Upcoming Events
Event Name Date
Pruning for the Essence of the Tree 12/1/2021
Make a Holiday Wreath Workshop! 12/4/2021
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CLEANING AND SHARPENING YOUR TOOLS

MANAGING ANTS

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