Water feature design and maintenance

Water feature design and maintenance

FALLBROOK – Homeowners can employ many different design techniques to create one-of-a-kind properties. Adding a water feature to a landscape is one such technique. Water gardens, koi ponds or fountains have been home landscaping trends for the past several years. Although water features can add an element of relaxation to landscapes, such features require maintenance […]

Deal struck to move nuclear waste from San Onofre

SAN DIEGO – Citizens’ Oversight announced Aug. 28 that it has reached a deal with Southern California Edison that requires relocating the approx. 3.6 million pounds of nuclear waste from the San Onofre beach. The agreement sets up an overarching plan, including the use of top experts in spent nuclear fuel transportation, nuclear engineering, spent […]

Advance Marine Preservation United to coat eight million gallon reservoir

Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent Advanced Marine Preservation will be re-coating the Fallbrook Public Utility District’s 8 million-gallon reservoir in DeLuz. The FPUD board voted 5-0 to approve an $804,060 contract with AMP United for the re-coating of the reservoir located off of Donnil Lane, Aug. 28. In 2012, FPUD developed a 10-year program to […]

How to care for roses during a heat wave

How to care for roses during a heat wave

As I look back over my previous articles, I noticed that since 2013 we have what I suggest is a new normal of high temperatures for August-September. I checked the weather projections and learned that temperatures for the next 7-10 days for Southern California are for over 100 degrees. If you are participating in my […]

Seven inexpensive ways to update a home now

Seven inexpensive ways to update a home now

FALLBROOK – Oftentimes, buying a home opens up a bottomless pit of opportunities for projects and improvements. While some homeowners engage in different repairs and fix-ups out of necessity, many others like to freshen-up their spaces out of personal preference instead of need. But even the most well-intentioned projects can be waylaid if budgets are […]

Replacement windows give new life to an old house

Replacement windows give new life to an old house

Replacing old windows is often a worthwhile investment for homeowners. Energy-efficient windows can prevent heating and cooling loss and keep homes more comfortable throughout the year. According to ISoldMyHouse.com, windows are a functional update that may not be so noticeable visually, but help to improve energy efficiency. “A $10,000 expenditure on new windows can bump […]

Roger’s Pick for a punch of color is Queen’s Wreath

Roger’s Pick for a punch of color is Queen’s Wreath

If you’re looking for a flowering vine that will give you some sporadic blooms throughout the year….it’s Petrea volubilis orcommonly called Queen’s Wreath in the verbenaceae family. This semi-evergreen twinning vine is a native from southern Mexico down south to South America and into Paraguay. You can also find it growing in profusion throughout the […]

Farmers can get paid for healthy soils practices with the Healthy Soils program

FALLBROOK – California’s much anticipated Healthy Soils program officially launched with the release of the first request for grant applications by the California Department of Agriculture. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Sept. 19. The first of its kind in the country, the program will provide grants to farmers and ranchers for implementing on-farm practices that […]

Low-water garden plants an option in drought-heavy areas

Low-water garden plants an option in drought-heavy areas

FALLBROOK – Coping with drought is a way of life for many people across North America. The National Climatic Data Center, a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), works cooperatively with Canada and Mexico to monitor climate and drought conditions across the continent. According to the NOAA, the globally-averaged temperature for 2013 […]

Landscape renovation includes custom shed

Like many homeowners in the Fallbrook area, John and Jan Genduso decided to take out the front and back lawns at their home in the Red Mountain area, a few years ago. They then installed a low maintenance drought tolerant landscape with a drip irrigation system. The Genduso’s used California native plants plus other drought […]

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