Category : Garden

Join Thousand Oaks Public Works for a Free Open House Celebrating Public Works Week

For the 30th year, the City of Thousand Oaks will celebrate National Public Works Week to honor the tens of thousands of men and women who provide and maintain essential infrastructure and services. This year’s National Public Works Week theme,…

0 Comments / 67 View / April 27, 2017

Thousand Oaks is Buzzing!

by Helen Cox, Sustainability Division Manager, City of Thousand Oaks Thousand Oaks is proud to be recognized as a Bee City, USA following unanimous approval by the City Council at its February 29 meeting. The certification acknowledges the efforts of…

3 Comments / 113 View / March 17, 2017

Rainbarrel Rebate Back by Popular Demand

The  Ventura County Community for a Clean Watershed’s special rainbarrel rebate promotion is back by popular demand, just in time for the winter/spring rainy season.  You can receive up to two rainbarrels at a reduced cost by clicking this link and entering…

7 Comments / 1252 View / December 14, 2016

Lush Lawn, Low Water

Even though we can increase our outside watering to three days a week starting in August, California is still experiencing a historic drought. Here in dry southern California the continuing drought is especially noticeable. Depending on rainfall this winter and snow…

4 Comments / 1193 View / July 21, 2016

Eliminating Weeds Without Toxic Chemicals

You can manage unsightly weeds in your landscaped areas and gardens and avoid using chemicals that are unsafe for our health, wildlife and the environment. Any pesticide or weed killer that you spray on your landscaping can end up in…

0 Comments / 127 View / July 7, 2016

Arbor Earth Day 2016 Draws Crowds

The City of Thousand Oaks celebrated Arbor Earth Day on Saturday, April 16th, and it was a tremendous success with an estimated 2,500-plus residents in attendance. The event took place in a new location this year — Thousand Oaks Community Park….

2 Comments / 128 View / April 29, 2016

Congrats to residents for fighting the drought!

Congratulations! Residents of the City of Thousand Oaks, along with California American Water, the California Water Service Company and the Thousand Oaks Water Agency, which provide water to the City, worked very hard as a team to conserve water over the past year. But California is now…

6 Comments / 896 View / April 20, 2016

Rainbarrel Sale a Huge Success, Compost Bins Are Next!

The rainbarrel promo sale in March sponsored by Ventura County Community for a Clean Watershed was a huge success. More than 1600 rainbarrels – pre-paid at $75+tax, half the regular retail price – were picked up by residents at two…

1 Comment / 1010 View / March 31, 2016

Get Four Rainbarrels – FREE!

UPDATE: This rainbarrel promotion is over but you can still buy a rainbarrel and receive a rebate through the link below. The  Ventura County Community for a Clean Watershed has a special rainbarrel rebate promotion going on now. You can receive up…

8 Comments / 2738 View / February 19, 2016

Resident Feedback on City Landscaping Requested

As a result of the City of Thousand Oaks Visioning 2064 Program Final Report (February 2015) and current drought conditions, the City of Thousand Oaks is in the process of incorporating  drought-tolerant and waterwise landscaping into public medians and public…

5 Comments / 260 View / January 14, 2016

Native Butterfly-Friendly Gardens in the Conejo Take Flight

Butterflies are an important part of the food chain and are indicators of a healthy environment and healthy ecosystems. Unfortunately, Monarch butterfly populations have been on the decline. Monarch caterpillars feed exclusively on the leaves of milkweed, the only host…

12 Comments / 1331 View / November 30, 2015