• Agromin Teams Up With Ojai Valley Green Coalition
    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at

  • A "Grow Food Party" crew from the Ojai Valley Green Coalition installed 16 vegetables gardens in June throughout the Ojai Valley. Half were created in raised garden beds measuring 4' x 10', others were in 2' x 20' borders and some were contained in wine barrels. Agromin supplied compost, while Commonwealth Financial Network supplied plants and other materials. The gardens are donated to residents.

    The Ojai Valley Green Coalition has over 500 members in Ojai dedicated to working together to create an environmentally sustainable community. Its goal is to educate themselves and others about ecological issues, to promote sustainable practices locally, advocate environmental responsibility as a priority to elected officials and to bring green consciousness into their lives.

    Agromin applauds the Coalition's efforts!

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  • Southern California Landscapes Can Flourish in July Despite Hot Temperatures, Watering Restrictions
    Monday, June 29, 2009 at
  • New watering restrictions come just as July heat typically takes its toll on landscapes. However, prudent planning using drought-tolerant plants, watering schedules and soil preparation can mean gardeners can still enjoy beautiful landscapes despite sizzling summer days, says Agromin, an Oxnard-based manufacturer of premium soil products and one of the state's largest green materials recycling companies.

    Plant Low Water-Use Vegetation: Native plants usually require little or no water once they are established. Plants that have survived for hundreds of years through droughts and downpours will mostly likely survive in just about any backyard landscape. Dozens of varieties of native plants are available for gardeners. Popular types include sages, big berry Manzanita, buckwheat, bush poppy, California Aster and California Mountain Lilac.

    Reduce Your Grass Area: Lawns use more water than any other landscape feature. Consider replacing a portion of your grass with low-growing, drought tolerant ground cover. You will first need to remove the grass, till the soil and amend with compost. Perennial ground covers include ornamental grasses, Alyssum and Verbena.

    Mulch Around Your Plants and Trees: A two-inch layer of mulch (semi-composted wood chips) will help retain moisture within the soil and moderate soil temperature during dry weather. Other benefits include less weed growth, less erosion (making it ideal for use on hillsides and slopes) and the addition of organic matter and nutrients to the soil as the mulch naturally decomposes.

    Water In Early Morning Hours: Many cities are requiring that watering only take place on certain days or in the mornings or evenings. The best time to water is early morning so water has time to sink deep within the soil, avoid evaporation and remain strong throughout the heat of the day. Apply about one inch of water so it penetrates between 6 and 8 inches deep. Depending on temperatures and soil conditioning, schedule watering no more than three days a week.

    For more gardening tips, go to www.agromin.com.

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  • Agromin Honored by City of Camarillo
    Monday, June 15, 2009 at

  • Agromin was recently honored by the Camarillo City Council for being a good steward of the environment and its commitment to a sustainable future. The company has been the city's green materials recycler since the inception of the city's curbside collection program. Agromin was also recognized for its donation of tons of soil products each year to Camarillo residents, schools and nonprofit organizations.

    Agromin is one of the largest green materials recyclers in California and a premium soil manufacturer with more than 200 different kinds of soil products. www.agromin.com

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