Green Acres hosts dog adoption event in Rocklin
Who's a good dog? This Saturday the Green Acres store in Rocklin will host shelters and rescue groups with several good dogs needing forever homes.
Photo courtesy Green Acres
What can you do on a rainy day at a nursery? Maybe find a new best friend.
On Saturday, Feb. 25, Green Acres Nursery & Supply hosts another of its “Dog Days” adoption events, this time at its Rocklin location.
“Stop by, connect with local animal shelters, and adopt a loving friend,” say the organizers. “Adopt a pet on event day and receive a $50 Green Acres Nursery & Supply gift card. Use it to create a pet-friendly spot in the garden, or to buy from (Green Acres’) new line of pet supplies.”
Local animal service agencies will bring several adoptable dogs to meet and greet patrons. The canines will be available from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The event is free and open to the public; no advance registration necessary.
Green Acres is located at 5436 Crossings Drive in Rocklin.
With the motto “Rescue is our favorite breed,” Green Acres has made Dogs Days a year-round event with adoption events rotating through its seven locations. Check the Green Acres website after March 1 for upcoming Dog Days.
For more information on adoption packages, visit www.idiggreenacres.com.
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For week of March 26:
Sacramento can expect another inch of rain from this latest storm. Leave the sprinklers off at least another week. Temps will dip down into the low 30s early in the week, so avoid planting tender seedlings (such as tomatoes). Concentrate on these tasks before or after this week’s rain:
* Fertilize roses, annual flowers and berries as spring growth begins to appear.
* Knock off aphids with a strong blast of water or some bug soap as soon as they appear.
* 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 help corral blossom blight.
* Feed citrus trees, which are now in bloom and setting fruit.
To prevent sunburn and borer problems on young trees, paint the exposed portion of the trunk with diluted white latex (water-based) interior paint. Dilute the paint with an equal amount of cold water before application.
* 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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