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Water Restrictions Notice:

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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Sustainable Gardening Tips:

Soils and Compost:

Maintain a two to four inch layer of mulch on the soil surface to reduce weeds, infiltrate rain water, and reduce compaction.

Integrated Pest Management:

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.

Water Saving Tips:

Mulching and adding compost to soil can minimize evaporation and help soil absorb and store water.