Items to avoid when composting

Items to avoid when composting

FALLBROOK – Composting is an eco-friendly activity that can also save homeowners money on fertilizer and pesticides. Organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow, compost reduces the amount of waste that would otherwise end up in landfills, reducing the amount of methane gas that such landfills produce. But the U.S. […]

Bird club to hold fundraising auction

VISTA – At its next meeting, North County Aviculturists, (for pet bird owners and breeders), will hold its first ever Birds and Supplies Auction which will include cages, perches, food dishes, toys, and much more. There may even be birds. The meeting is on Saturday, July 1 at 7 p.m. at the Vista Masonic Lodge, 761 […]

Supervisors appoint board for pest control district

Nicholas Bozick, Gregory Kamin, Laurie Kariya, Timothy Lyall and Warren Lyall comprise the initial board of the San Diego County Citrus Pest Control District. A 4-0 San Diego County board of supervisors vote May 3, with Bill Horn absent, approved the pest control district board members. “Now the work begins,” said Warren Lyall. The California […]

Salmonella is ‘no yolk’ when raising backyard chickens

Salmonella is ‘no yolk’ when raising backyard chickens

FALLBROOK – City dwellers and suburbanites have flown the coop, so to speak. A growing interest in raising chickens has enabled coops and nesting birds to spring up in neighborhoods one would not typically associate with chickens. Sometimes dubbed “urban homesteading” or “urban farming,” these homegrown operations enable people to enjoy fresh eggs from the […]

Different ways to showcase a diploma

TEMECULA – After all the pomp and circumstance of graduation festivities, graduates are left holding a highly symbolic piece of paper that has the potential to impact the rest of their lives. Graduates can exhibit pride in their academic accomplishments by prominently displaying their diplomas in their homes. Following are some ideas about how graduates […]

It’s time for summer rose care preparations

It’s time for summer rose care preparations

Gardeners must become water-wise and learn as much as possible ways to use water efficiently. Some districts may have restriction on how and when water can be used for outside use. We must vigilantly manage our water use. There are a few things we can do now to provide some relief for the rose in […]

Boy Scout builds kiosk for FLC

Boy Scout builds kiosk for FLC

Boy Scout Ethan Scott, from Troop 711, receives a Certificate of Appreciation from the Fallbrook Land Conservancy for his work in building a kiosk for the future Gird Valley Preserve.

Warm weather to bring out more bugs

Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office Get ready for “buggy” spring – part two. You might be thinking that after weeks of unseasonably, unexpected, wintry cold weather around San Diego County we’ve seen the last of this spring’s increased numbers of insects. Maybe. But it’s more likely that the cold is just a […]

Ten tips to make sure the pool is safe

Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office Summer is just around the corner, which means the kids will soon be out of school, the temperatures will be rising and swimming pool season will be in full swing. Swimming pools are fun, but they can be dangerous too. If you have one in your yard, […]

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