Water Wise

Fall is a terrific time to tackle some of the maintenance, updates or additions you've been planning for your yard. Not only do we have the satisfaction of taking care of the work, we get to enjoy the new changes with our family and friends...

Autumn is upon us and the holidays are right around the corner. In addition to thoughts of fruit tree planting and some of the inevitable yearly clean ups of our softscapes and trimming trees around your yard after Summer’s heat, come plans for the holidays...

Before and After images always provide a striking look at the difference professional design and construction can make in your home.  In this instance, our client wanted to take advantage of their backyard to create a space the whole family could enjoy. We were able to...

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...

What an exciting time to be alive. The technology we have at our fingerprints continues to amaze me day after day. Were you aware that you can control your irrigation with your iPhone or Android device? I am here to tell you that you are. We...

As summer fast approaches and we move our lives outdoors, we should think about creating a cohesive approach to the way we use or would like to make use of our outdoor environments. Be they back or front yards, the discussion should begin with consideration...

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...

Ready or not, 2017 is here. We hope that your holiday season was safe and enjoyable however you may have celebrated it. As we put the celebrations of the Season behind us, take down the decorations, swear off the sweets and adult beverages for a...