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Water-wise fall planting
Water-wise fall planting

How to tackle fall planting in Southern California during the third straight year of drought and the diminishing likelihood of El Niño storms this winter? At the very least, Los Angeles gardening experts agree that planting in the fall is water-wise as new plants require less irrigation due to the cooler weather and will be well established by next summer. Here, we share their tips for fall: Yvonne Savio Master Gardener volunteer training program coordinator for Los Angeles County's University of California Cooperative Extension, Alhambra Fall is a wonderful time to plant because air temperatures are cooling. Plants are less stressed. Soil temperatures are still warm, so root...