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15 Drought Tolerant Plants for SoCal Landscapes

15 Drought Tolerant Plants for SoCal Landscapes

With extended droughts, extreme heat, and wildfires, choosing plants for your landscape in California can be tricky. When using native California plants, you can be sure they’ll survive your local climate, and even help you save water. Native plants also benefit local wildlife, such as bees, butterflies, and birds.  Focusing on drought tolerant plants is…

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Save Money By Conserving Water in Your Community

Save Money By Conserving Water in Your Community

Did you know your HOA can be rewarded in dollar savings for minimizing water usage?Working with Bemus, we provide a plan that gives your HOA an opportunity to conserve water and put money back in your pocket so you can allocate to other projects, upgrades and enhancements.  Water Management the Bemus Way It’s important to…

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The Benefits of Mulching Mowers

The Benefits of Mulching Mowers

    Research and experience shows that an acre of turf can generate nine tons of lawn clippings per year. Bagging lawn clippings for disposal at a landfill was the norm for decades, but in recent years state and local laws have been passed requiring green waste, including lawn clippings, to be diverted from landfills….

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Pruning Young Trees

Pruning Young Trees

Juvenile trees are often an afterthought, since they rarely pose safety concerns, and have limited impact to the landscape. Decision making comes down to cost, and having trees pruned with the maintenance crew makes short term financial sense. The reality is most maintenance crews are rarely trained on properly pruning trees, and approach the trees…

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The Benefits of Mulch in the Landscape

The Benefits of Mulch in the Landscape

  There are many environmentally friendly and horticulturally sound reasons to install mulch in the landscape. Among the primary benefits are the following: 1. Cosmetic Appeal – Mulch beautifies planter areas by giving bare dirt a uniform and rich dark brown finished appearance. 2. Water Conservation – Mulch helps to maintain cooler soil surface temperatures,…

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Tree Care Tips from Bemus

Tree Care Tips from Bemus

Caring for Our Trees   By Lauren Howell, Director of Employee Development In Southern California, the first thing we often think about in regard to trees is pruning. While proper pruning is critical to maintaining our trees and helping avoid tree failure, there is more to tree care! Here are some tree care tips that are beneficial…

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