It’s not quite the dog days of summer, but Green Acres Nursery & Supply is hoping to find new homes for furry friends with a special “Dog Days Adoption” event.
On Saturday, May 28, Green Acres’ Rocklin store is hosting three dog rescue organizations and shelters: Placer County Animal Services, Team Bradshaw and NorCal Freedom for Paws. Meet a new four-legged companion and Green Acres will pay $100 toward the adoption fees.
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, rescue dogs will be available for patrons to get to know. Green Acres is located at 5436 Crossings Drive, Rocklin. Admission is free.
Green Acres will have similar adoption events at the Elk Grove store on June 4 and the Folsom store on June 11.
Details and directions: www.idiggreenacres.com .
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For week of March 19:
Spring will start a bit soggy, but there’s still plenty to do between showers:
* Fertilize roses, annual flowers and berries as spring growth begins to appear.
* Watch out for aphids. Wash off plants with strong blast from the hose.
* Pull weeds now! Don’t let them get started. Take a hoe and whack them as soon as they sprout.
* Prepare summer vegetable beds. Spade in compost and other amendments.
* Prune and fertilize spring-flowering shrubs after bloom.
* Feed camellias at the end of their bloom cycle. Pick up browned and fallen flowers to fight blossom blight.
* Feed citrus trees as they start to blossom.
* Cut back and fertilize perennial herbs to encourage new growth.
* Seed and renovate the lawn (if you still have one). Feed cool-season grasses such as bent, blue, rye and fescue with a slow-release fertilizer. Check the irrigation system and perform maintenance. Make sure sprinkler heads are turned toward the lawn, not the sidewalk.
* In the vegetable garden, transplant lettuce and kale.
* Seed chard and beets directly into the ground.
* Plant summer bulbs, including gladiolus, tuberous begonias and callas. Also plant dahlia tubers.
* Shop for perennials. Many varieties are available in local nurseries and at plant events. They can be transplanted now while the weather remains relatively cool.
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