Landscape horticulture is an integral part of San Joaquin County's heritage and culture. Our mild climate and proximity to water provide abundant choices for growing a wide variety of beautiful plants. Our location at the head of the Delta also gives us a responsibility to manage our landscapes in sustainable ways that preserve the health and beauty of our waterways and wildlife for future generations.
What is Sustainable Landscaping?
- Minimize chemical fertilizers and pesticides in the environment through INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
- Use water conservatively and eliminate non-storm run-off to storm drains
- Utilize plants that are appropriate for their space, use, and climate
- Minimize green waste to the landfill
- Provide food and shelter for beneficial wildlife
- Build and maintain soil health
Nurseries implement management practices to protect water quality
In the News
Extension Horticulture Research articles
|Presentation on Ramps (Allium tricoccum) in Appalachia|
|Garden Calendars & Tips|
|Cause, Affect and Prevention of Erosion on Urban Trees|