Image of Ria de Grassi's lawn-free front yard in which she incorporated many of the plants she purchased at the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery plant sales.

Garden Maintenance Tips with Nursery Manager Taylor Lewis

On Saturday, September 30 from 9:30-11 a.m. we officially launched into the world of Facebook Live videos! Essentially that means we broadcast a live program directly to our Facebook audience. It was all about how to maintain your garden and it featured a variety of plants we typically have available at our plant sales.


Ria de Grassi, the homeowner who graciously offered her yard up for the event, took out her backyard turf three years ago and her front yard grass two years ago. She replaced her lawns with many plants recommended by the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden for their attractive, low-water and easy-care qualities.

If you missed the live event, but are interested in learning more, check out the embedded video below. (We aren’t sure this works if you aren’t signed into Facebook at the same time, so let us know via the comments section below.)

DOWNLOAD the list of plants Ria has in her yard (MS Word .docx)

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