CLCA Sacramento Valley Chapter


March 22: Casino Night

Join the CLCA Sacramento Valley Chapter for our second annual Casino Night. Mix, mingle, and network with fellow chapter members while enjoying casino style gaming.

Date: Thursday, March 22
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Food Served: 6:00 p.m.| Gambling Ends: 7:45 p.m.| Raffle Starts: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Monk's Cellar, 240 Vernon Street, Roseville

2 hour street parking and easy access. Parking garage at 424 Oak Street next to Blue Line Gallery (great free art museum that closes at 5:00 p.m.)

Each Player gets a token at the check in table to redeem for $500 dollars worth of play money at the gambling tables. The proceeds of that money will be redeemed for raffle tickets at the end of the evening. Games: Black Jack, Poker, Craps, Roulette

For more information, contact Beth Abalos at 916 729-3586.

March 13 Chapter Meeting

Join us at Round Table Pizza, 3290 Arena Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95834 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for our monthly chapter meeting and annual elections. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Check the CALENDAR on this site for all the CLCA Sacramento Valley Chapter events.

April 10 Chapter Meeting

Join us at Round Table Pizza, 3290 Arena Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95834 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for our monthly chapter meeting. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Check the CALENDAR on this site for all the CLCA Sacramento Valley Chapter events.

Join the CLCA Sacramento Valley Chapter Sponsorship Program

Support the CLCA Sacramento Valley Chapter and get your name in front of local contractors on a regular basis. Join the chapter's 2018 Sponsorship Program.

Your sponsorship dollars will help us put on top notch events such as our Casino Night in March, our annual golf tournament, and the Beautification Awards.

As a sponsor your name will be prominently displayed in our monthly e-newsletter and on all event promotional material throughout the year.

Don't miss this opportunity to support your CLCA chapter! Sponsor Today Online!

For more information or to sponsor the chapter, contact Rick Abalos at (916) 765-4281 or email


Green Gardener Training for Landscape Professionals

Thursdays, April 5 and 12, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm.
Saturday, April 21, 9 am – 11:30 am
Howe Park Community Center, 2201 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA

Module #3 Selecting, Siting, and Pruning Plants

Make your landscapes healthier and more attractive through proper plant selection, installation, and maintenance. Covers plant structure, physiology, placement, installation, pruning and managing pests and disease.

$55 for Eco-Landscape Members
$65 for Non-Eco-Landscape Members

In this three-part course, you will learn:

  • How to space plants to minimize maintenance and pest problems
  • How to select plants that thrive in our region
  • How to match plants with the existing site conditions
  • How to group plants by water and solar requirements
  • How to arrange plant varieties in the landscape for beauty and function
  • Low-water use lawn alternatives
  • Selecting, placing, and planting trees
  • How to identify and treat a multitude of landscape pests
  • Best methods for managing weeds
  • New eco-friendly pest management products and how to use them
  • How to identify and take advantage of naturallyoccurring biological pest controls
  • The anatomy of a tree
  • Why natural pruning styles improve plant health and landscape beauty
  • How to properly prune and maintain trees
  • How proper pruning can rejuvenate shrubs
  • And more!

Questions? Email

Integrated Pest Management II: An Advanced Perspective (Spring)

Thursday, June 14, 2018 • 6:00 pm. to 9:30 p.m. PDT
52 Natoma St, Folsom, CA 95630, USA

A half-day seminar, sponsored by the Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership and hosted by ReScape California (formerly EcoLandscape California), for landscaping professionals that goes beyond the basics to discuss pest identification, key prevention strategies, and least toxic management options.

You will learn:

  • How to identify a wide variety of landscape pests, including insects, diseases and weeds
  • How to identify and use beneficial biological controls
  • How to treat the underling cause, not just the symptoms
  • The latest eco-friendly pest management products and how to use them
  • New exotic invaders heading to CA, and the best management options
  • How Holistic Pest Management Strategies minimize ecological disruption
  • The best online and printed resources to help you in your work


Details and registration also available at:

MWELO Training Workshop

Learn sustainable landscaping best management practices with the new Mastering Water Efficient Landscapes (M.W.E.L.) Training Workshop on Thursday, March 15, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Harbor Bay Isle Community Center in Alameda.

CLCA is offering a NEW sustainable landscape training workshop. This updated and recently expanded workshop is perfect for landscape industry folks looking for more detailed instruction in:

  • Water Efficient Landscape Design, Installation and Maintenance
  • Water Efficient Best Management Practices
  • Necessary Tools to Comply with California's Model Water Efficiency Landscape Ordinance


This certificate workshop offers CEUs for:

  • (6) Irrigation Association
  • (6) National Association of Landscape Professionals
  • (3) International Society of Arboriculture
  • (3.5) Association of Professional Landscape Designers


Workshop attendees will:

  • Receive Basic Knowledge of California's Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO)
  • Receive Knowledge of MWELO's Most Important Elements
  • Have an Understanding of Soil, Irrigation, Water Budgeting and Plant Relationships
  • Have an Understanding of Overall Water Efficient Landscape Best Management Practices (BMPs)
  • Participate in an Interactive Landscape Water Budgeting Exercise
  • Participate in a Question and Answer Session with Proven Industry Experts

Plus all attendees receive exclusive lifetime access to an online toolkit complete with spreadsheets to simplify the water budgeting process!


$115 for CLCA members, $175 for non-members, $80 for CLTs and CWMs (in good-standing).

Register online at

Membership Advantage: Customizeable Employee Handbook

One of the best ways to ensure your employees know what is expected is to have an employee handbook specific to your company. CLCA, along with the California Employers Association, is making it easier to create this document. We have compiled a new, first-of-its-kind employee handbook written specifically for employers in the landscape industry.

Some of the items included that are specific to our industry include:

  • Use of company vehicles
  • Working with subcontractors
  • Directions for inclement weather call-ins.

The handbook is in an easy-to-use Microsoft Word format, which you can fully customize to fit your company’s size, needs, and special programs. The result is an accurate and up-to-date employee manual, one of the best defenses available against employee job actions and lawsuits.

The handbook includes all required state and federal policies, as well as policies that apply to your every day work world.

Contact CLCA HQ at (800) 448-2522.

Bold Spring Color Starts Here

Anigozanthos, commonly known as Kangaroo Paw, is an evergreen perennial native to southwestern Australia boasting a breathtaking array of colors (reds, pinks, golds, yellows, and oranges) during spring and summer. The “wand” shaped stems and fuzzy, long-lasting blooms make Anigozanthos a great option for borders and mass plantings. Not to mention, hummingbirds and other pollinators love them!

Some important things to remember when planting Anigozanthos:

  • Placement. Give them lots of sun and room to grow, especially the larger sizes.
  • Water. Anigozanthos do best with regular irrigation and well-drained soil. Lightly fertilize in spring but keep phos-phorous level low.
  • Pruning. Cut stems back to the base af-ter flowers are spent. Or for cut flower arrangements that last, cut the stems just as the buds are opening and place in warm water fortified with sugar-in-the-raw.

Popular Varieties

Anigozanthos ‘Yellow Gem’ Yellow Gem Kangaroo Paw. Tall and hardy with flowering stems reaching up to 5' tall. Blooms are bicolor red and yellow.

Anigozanthos rufus ‘Backdraft’ Backdraft Kangaroo Paw. (Pictured at right) Attractive, deep red blooms stand out against blue-green, sword-like leaves. Stems reach up to 3 feet tall.

Anigozanthos ‘Kanga Burgundy’ Bush Elegance Kangaroo Paw. A more compact variety with leaves reaching 10” and stems growing to 20”. Blooms are purple-red from spring to fall.

Anigozanthos ‘Kanga Red’ Kanga Red Kangaroo Paw. Kanga Red grows to 1’-2’ tall and wide with bright red-orange blooms.

Anigozanthos ‘Kanga Pink’ Kanga Pink Kangaroo Paw. True pink blooms adorn this variety which grows from 1’-2’ tall in a clumping habit.

Information and photos courtesy Village Nurseries.

Change or Be Changed

The Harvesters are going to talk about change and innovation, their slogan is “Change or Be Changed”.

If we stand still we will be left behind, like typewriters, beepers, dial phones and polaroid cameras... Enjoy this weeks video because The Harvesters remind us that change and innovation can’t be stopped, and they are a good thing... enjoy!



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