Garden Guide for Southern California

Our garden guide for southern California can help you navigate the climate and help with creating a garden that bursts with color and blooms year-round. Start with our guides for tasks, including tips for maintaining a healthy and beautiful garden in the California seasons.

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What's the Best Shade Tree for Zone 10 in Southern California?

I live in Cypress, California, Zone 10. I am looking for a tree that offers shade, but has a small base. We recently had a plantain tree knock over the wall in our yard because it got WAY too big! I also don't want trees that get too root heavy, like a Ficus.
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Low-Maintenance Perennials for Southern California

You can't go wrong with these low-maintenance garden plants. These selections will add bold color and texture in your Southern California landscape.
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15 Top Native Plants of Southern California

These tough, beautiful plants can take hot, dry conditions with ease. They're among the best easy-care plants for gardeners in this region.
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June Tips: Southern California

June is an easygoing month in the Southern California garden. Your spring labors should be paying off, and the workload is slowing to an enjoyable pace.
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July Tips: Southern California

The heat gives both plants and people a bit of a break, but there are still plenty of basic maintenance tasks to do.
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Lawn-Care Calendar for Southern California

Enjoy a healthy, beautiful lawn with our lawn-care calendar for the Southern California region.
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Top Drought-Tolerant Perennials for Southern California

Make your garden a cinch to care for, even during dry weather, by selecting these beautiful, easy-to-grow, drought-resistant perennials.
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September Tips: Southern California

September marks the beginning of the fall planting season -- a busy time of year for lucky warm-climate gardeners.