El Nino Update – California

Are You Ready For It? Rising ocean temperatures near the equatorial Pacific and diminishing trade winds continue to indicate a strong El Niño climate pattern could bring much-needed rain to Southern California, according to the latest update from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters. It’s unclear whether this year’s conditions in the Pacific will develop as…

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Kurapia – A Low-Water Groundcover

A GOOD LOW WATER GROUND COVER Looking for low water ground cover options to battle the California Drought? Consider Kurapia! According to CCUH research, Kurapia (Lippia nodiflora), is an excellent low-water option developed in Japan. Developed for extreme drought conditions, Kurapia is tolerant of different soils and a range of temperatures. It grows quickly to establish ground…

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California Lawn Rebates – Gone for Good?

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN… So the rebate craze is gone, and likely for good (though there are some local governments chipping in to extend incentives). Last month the Los Angeles Times published a piece about rebates that you might find interesting. http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-mwd-turf-rebates-20150710-story.html REDUCE REGARDLESS OF REBATES While rebates may be gone, the challenge to conserve…

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