Growing a Wildlife Garden

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Apr 26, 2017 12:25:00 PM

One of the most rewarding experiences of gardening is knowing that you're making a positive contribution to your environment. Plants help purify the air, beautify our neighborhoods and provide food and habitat for local wildlife. However, the expansion of urban areas limits the habitat of local wildlife species, including birds, insects, frogs and other important members of our ecology.

By applying a few simple practices in your garden,  you can provide a welcoming and safe habitat that will help sustain these lovely natural species. 

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Topics: California Native Plants, Flowers, Beneficial Insects, Pond, Hummingbirds, Butterflies, IPM, pollinators, Bees, Birds

Four Reasons to Grow Veggies this Fall

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Oct 5, 2016 5:40:57 PM

Sacramento is blessed with long, hot summers and mild, temperate winters, meaning we can grow our own year 'round. 

However, most home gardeners forget about the delicious, nutritious and hardy vegetables which thrive when the temperatures drop.

Here are four compelling reasons to give cool-season veggies a try this fall!



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Topics: What Can I Plant This Season?, Winter, Edibles, Veggies and Herbs, Fall Veggies, IPM, Fall

Crop Rotation: What, Why & How

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Nov 3, 2015 9:38:44 AM

Crop rotation is a technique almost as old as agriculture. People have been doing it since before we understood the scientific reasons behind its benefits. Essentially, it is the practice of rotating which types of annual fruit & vegetable crops you plant in specific areas of your garden (not to be confused with companion planting, which involves planting certain crops alongside each other in a garden in order to enhance flavor, deter pests or provide shade or structure).

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Topics: Pest Prevention, Edibles, Organic, Veggies and Herbs, IPM

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