Robby's Nursery | 4002 Terracotta Ct Bakersfield, CA 93314

March/April Newsletter 2016

Home Gardener’s Newsletter March & April 2016 Here’s some articles you will find in this month’s issue: March & April Gardening Tips Fixing Our Lawns It’s Time to Plant a Tree! Overwintering Monarch Counts Are Up Plant a Pizza Garden!   Attend a Free Seminar Container Gardening April 9, 10am March & April Gardening Tips It’s Spring Planting Time! Now is the time to start planting both ornamental and food plants to create a more beautiful and productive yard. Come in and see all the flowers and other plants we have! It’s a great time to plant vegetables, herbs, berries, and other plants that produce healthy and tasty foods. Come in and pick out your all-time favorites, plus some new varieties to try. We have an excellent collection of selected varieties that do well in our area. These are soooo good when you harvest them fresh! Give your yard a finished look by mulching around new plantings. It makes all the difference in the world, plus it reduces weed problems and helps keep the soil moist. Release some of our ladybugs (arriving soon) to help control pests safely and naturally. Read the label directions to improve results. If you have serious pest problems, you’ll need one of our sprays to provide immediate control. We have some excellent organic sprays that take care of most pest problems. Start a garden journal if you aren’t already keeping one. It will become an invaluable source of information, and it can be as simple as a Word document. Write down what varieties you plant (they are too-easily forgotten), what plants do especially well together, blooming times, and other discoveries you make.   Fixing Our Lawns Many people completely stopped watering their lawns last year. What has come up from the rains is a hodgepodge...

An Awe Inspiring Spring

By: Kathy Robinson      What an interesting Spring we’re having.  Actually, quite a beautiful one indeed!  At Robby’s Nursery, it’s been awhile since we have been as inspired, as this Spring.  Hopefully everyone of us has been inspired, but at the same time learned from the last few years.  Let’s remember our past lessons on water conservation as we forge ahead with redoing our gardens.      The biggest change in our yards this Spring should be the frequency of watering.  We now know our yards can exist on far less water than we thought. Even our common everyday varieties of plants only need to be watered when they are dry.  The days of everyday soaking are over………Please don’t go back to those water wasting habits, no matter what the weather does!      The last few years have also introduced us to a whole new plant pallet of Drought Tolerant Perennials.  How exciting it is to try new and different varieties The color and interest of a whole new array of plants has sparked the interest of many gardeners that thought “they had seen it all”.  Clearing out the old and bringing in some new has helped to make this an inspiring Spring.  And record sales are validating this point.      Vegy Sales and Organic Gardening are another category inspiring especially the young gardener.  The wanting to “Grow Your Own” mentality has not been seen like this since the late 1960’s.  More and more interest has been show from our young families and teaching their Kids the joys of gardening.  From Lady Bug Sales to arbors of fruiting vines, new...