196 Moraga Way
Orinda, CA
925 254-3713

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Five May Tips
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  1. Check irrigation: unclog heads, make sure coverage hasn’t changed - repair as required. Change the time on irrigation clocks to water in the early morning. Deep soak trees.
  2. Control emerging weeds: hand pick, hoe, pour boiling water over them (carefully) or spray with a fatty acid-derived herbicide such as Safer weed and grass killer.
  3. Plant seeds of beans, corn, melons and okra once soil temperatures are at least 65F (18.3C). Successive planting of beans and corn will extend your harvest.
  4. Plant herbs in full sun with good drainage: basil, chives, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme, cilantro, marjoram, borage. These do well in containers.
  5. Renew mulch. To stop weeds and keep moisture levels consistent, mulches need to be 3” thick. Keep mulch pulled away from the trunks & root crowns of woody plants.


196 Moraga Way Orinda, CA 94563 Phone (925) 254-3713     Fax (925) 254-9168
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