Community Gardens

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Grow Your Own Produce Community Gardens allows you to eat fresh, seasonal, and local produce. It is a wonderful way to stay healthy and support your community. Participating in Community Gardens is an entertaining way to meet new people and grow some delicious veggies, herbs, and fruits that your whole family will enjoy. Here are a few of our favorite …

Container Gardens Add Pop to Patios

Container Gardens Add Pop to Patios

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Need a patio refresh without the long term construction or investment of a remodel? Enter the container garden. An island unto itself, this self contained botanical canvass is only limited by the size of your container and the scope of your imagination. Curated and composed in the right combinations, they’re the ultimate DIY fix for a patio that needs a …

Outdoor Staging

Staging Your Outdoor Space

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Designing an Outdoor Destination Outdoor living is one of the simple joys of life in Southern California. We celebrate, entertain, relax, and recharge in our outdoor spaces. Despite the value these outdoor areas add to a home, they often take a back seat to the interior staging of a property. With a few simple guidelines, you can spruce up your …

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Helping Your California Yard Beat the Heat

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Late summer is upon us, and for most of Southern California, that means more sun and heat where our neighbors elsewhere in the country will begin to feel autumn creeping up. On one hand, great! We like our long summers in California to go to the beach, enjoy our pools, and cool down in the evening on porches and other …

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Shed Savvy: The Wonderful Ways to Use a Shed

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Shed Design: A Worthy Transformation 10 Creative Ways to Use your Shed When you hear the word ‘shed,’ you tend to picture a small rustic garden shed where the lawnmower is stored. However, sheds have progressed a lot recently. Quality sheds are an excellent addition to any home and whether you’re planning to stay put or sell, it may be worth it …

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The Annual Long Beach Lawn-to-Garden Tour is Back!

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A Beautiful, Drought-Tolerant Lawn is Possible! Learn How at the 5th Annual Long Beach Lawn-to-Garden Tour The free tour is an opportunity to visit over 30 newly transformed California-friendly gardens. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, May 14 from 10:00 to 2:00. Simply register here for the self-guided tour. At each home you will be able to talk …

Community Garden Roundup in Long Beach, CA

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Eat Well in Long Beach: Join a Community Garden The benefits of growing your own food are vast. Not only is it an affordable solution to improving your diet, but it’s also a great way to stay active and soak up some vitamin D. However, not everyone has a yard equipped for a garden. And sometimes container gardens just won’t …

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Lemons

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What’s in the Garden? Lemons are in the gardens all over Long Beach. Drive through any neighborhood, and you will see branches drooping to the ground because they are covered with bright yellow bursts of sunshine. Lemons are the world’s healthiest fruit. They originated in in Asia and have been cultivated in China and India for 2500 years. They were brought to …

Grow Your Own Vegetables

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There Are Lots of Reasons To Grow Your Own Vegetables Cultivating a back yard vegetable garden is a great spring and summer project. There are many reasons the USDA encourages home gardens and many reasons why 43 million American households (including the White House!) are now growing their own fruits, vegetables and herbs. Price One of the most obvious reasons …