native plants

We often discuss the benefits of including native plants in your landscape design because of the low water advantages, as well as often requiring less fertilizer. Both are very worthy options that will ease our use of natural resources and save you time and money. However,...

As the year winds down and we review what can be done better in the coming year, it may be worth considering hiring the experts in landscape maintenance. Over the more than 20 years of serving our clients, we’ve learned the best designed landscapes require professional...

When considering reworking your landscape or starting anew, it’s important to look at your yard ‘anchors’. There are many items that can anchor your yard. This center piece can be a hardscape like a sitting area or fireplace, it can be a pool or living...

Spring continues to rear its beautifully colorful head. Everywhere we turn there is a ‘superbloom’ thanks to the generous rainfall of this past winter. So as a follow-up to the previous blog post regarding irrigation it seemed natural to continue the conversation by talking about...

As we move out of what is typically Southern California’s wettest months, and into Spring / Summer we shouldn’t forget about the importance of water conservation. Despite seemingly record rainfall this winter and being far better off than we were last year, a vast swath...

Despite the recent downpours, we thought a conversation with our designer, Don Kansteiner, would be a terrific way to present our views on the topics of drought and design sustainability. What is sustainable landscaping?  [caption id="attachment_15371" align="alignright" width="225"] Before[/caption] As a Landscape Designer, it is exciting to establish...

The American Society of Landscape Architects recently completed a survey of its members to find out what’s on everyone’s mind regarding the different parts of a landscape design project. Interestingly, we learned “the top landscape and garden elements include native plants (86.02 percent), low-maintenance landscapes...