Ventura County cities are in a serious drought. Most cities have water restrictions. Please check with your individual water agency for specifics. Nearly 50% of outdoor water use is wasted due to improperly scheduled, or maintained irrigation systems. Use the Water Calculator to help improve the efficiency of your irrigation timer.
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Maintain a two to four inch layer of mulch on the soil surface to reduce weeds, infiltrate rain water, and reduce compaction.
Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.