Archive | July, 2014

How to Plant an Ocean-Friendly Garden

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Are you in love with our Southern California landscapes, beaches and ocean? Of course you do—it’s one of the best things about living here. And you can enjoy and protect both the land and the sea by planting of an ocean-friendly garden.

What exactly is an ocean-friendly garden? It’s a garden in which non-pollutant products are used to fertilize and plant your flowers, vegetables, herbs, etc. In California alone it is estimated that 44 percent of stream miles, 64 percent of lake acres, and 30 percent of bay and estuarine square miles are not clean enough to support human use as a result of the pollution that they contain due to our yards. You also may not know that the Pacific Ocean is termed the “World’s Largest Landfill” because there is so much garbage and contamination. Continue Reading →

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Top Tips on Buying a Recreational Vehicle

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Going to buy an RV can be daunting. Let’s face it—like buying a real home, it’s not an everyday occurrence and it’s a large financial investment. And, just like with car salesmen, you never really know who you can trust on the lot. We are here to help you navigate through this process and find the perfect RV for you and your family. Soon you will be flying down the road and off to great and unknown adventures in your new recreational vehicle. Continue Reading →

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Be Safe and Polite When Boating in California

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For new boaters (and some old ones), boating etiquette can be a little confusing, and can get you into some trouble if not done properly. Many fights have broken out over rude boating practices, and this is the last thing that you want when you, your friends and your family are just trying to enjoy your relaxing day out on the water. Be sure to follow all of these rules and practice common courtesy the next time you get behind the wheel—of a boat, that is. Continue Reading →

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Celebrate Fourth of July Safety

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In case you haven’t noticed, America’s greatest national holiday is right around the corner. Millions of Americans are preparing for the Fourth of July with hot dogs, hamburgers, flags, drinks, and…fireworks! While some of us in Southern California plan to just watch a beautiful fireworks show over the ocean put on by the city, the more adventurous of us are preparing for our very own family fireworks display. Even though this can seem like a great idea and a lot of fun, playing with fire can obviously be dangerous, so here are some tips to keep your holiday and family safe and happy. Continue Reading →

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