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Dig In: Garden checklist for week of Jan. 20

Get pruning done before The Claw is gone

By Debbie Arrington

Prune, prune, prune; that's what tops Sacramento's garden to-do list -- especially if you want to make use of The Claw.

Jan. 27 wraps up the city's winter leaf season street pick-up of green waste. Several neighborhoods, such as The Pocket or Greenhaven, will get their last scrape Monday or Tuesday, which means any prunings too big or bulky for green-waste containers need to get out to the street pronto. Check when to expect leaf season pick-up on your block here:
For street pickup, limbs should be cut to under 3 feet long and should be no more than 4 inches in diameter. Piles should not exceed 4 by 4 by 9 feet (that's about five cubic yards). No plastic bags.
Got too much pruning? Residents can still call for special pickup as well as fill up their weekly green waste containers.
Although more rain is forecast Sunday, Jan. 20, the rest of the week is predicted to be dry, according to t…

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