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Drought Friendly Landscape Design

Beautiful Features for Your Yard That Don’t Need Watering

We all want to have welcoming, beautiful outdoor areas, and the easier they are to take care of the better. Another dimension is added into our landscape planning when we consider drought resistance, or water conservation. You’ve probably already thought of using native plants. You may have considered paving large areas too, to make them...

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Drought Friendly Landscape Design

Drought Resistant Landscaping: Should You Go Lawn-Free?

Californians have been becoming more and more aware of a need to go about our daily lives with our environmental impacts in mind. We recycle, carpool, try to eat locally, and increasingly, we’re pulling up our lawns. You can now hang up the lawnmower keys and install more creative, more water conscious landscapes.   Advantages...

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Drought Friendly

5 Benefits of Drought Resistant Landscaping

Drought Resistant Landscaping sounds like a good idea from the get-go: it resists droughts. That’s obviously good. But what else is so great about switching to water-wise plantings and ground covers?   1- When your landscape blends with your surroundings, the property looks larger and more graceful.   I think we’ve all seen neighborhoods where...

Landscape Project Coordinator, project management, landscaping manager

What Can a Landscape Project Coordinator Do For You?

Once you know what you want to accomplish in your yard, the hard part of getting it done still remains. Few people really want to oversee the project coordination for their new landscape. Sometimes we even imagine that if all the people we’ve hired are competent, we shouldn’t need a project coordinator! You Need a...

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Landscape Design

Planning Walkways in Your Landscape

Traffic flow in your landscape matters more than people generally realize, often until after their landscape project is over.   When planning your outdoor spaces, most people start by considering what they’ll use the space for or what they want it to look like in terms of colors, textures, favorite plants. They probably consider available...

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Garden Landscape Design

Climbing Vines Can Have Many Uses

When envisioning the perfect landscaping for your property, most people picture plants as being something beautiful to look at, while hardscaping like concrete, benches, wooden arbors, and brick ovens are the useful part of the area, bringing structure and utility. But there is also potential for the plants themselves to bring utility by dividing spaces,...

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Landscape Design

Avoid Landscaping Mistakes With a Plan

Many homeowners will tinker away in their lawns and gardens, planting what they found at the store or rearranging elements trying to get closer to a layout that works for them. There is often little or no analyzing the needs or wants of the people and plants involved. While this can be an eternal source...

home landscaping, new home landscaping, garden, pool, fence, shed

3 Most Common Reasons for New Home Landscaping

When people plan new home improvements they often focus on labor, working with contractors and construction workers to get the job done. In the process, they often lose sight of the final overall home landscaping aesthetic and curb appeal they seek. Here are some examples of home improvements that can require some updates in your...

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Landscape Design

5 Tips To Create The Ultimate Outdoor Entertaining Space

Have you been thinking about enhancing your home with an outdoor entertaining space? Create more room to enjoy your home and host guests outdoors. With these five steps, you can have the ideal outdoor entertaining space for your home. Start with a Patio or Deck Your outdoor entertainment space needs a home base. Consider your...

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Landscape Design

5 Vibrant Landscape Tips For The Urban Environment

If you live in an urban area, you may be dreaming of having a beautiful green space, but may also be facing some barriers from limited and crowded space. Your urban landscaping dreams can still come true, with some creativity. There are many tips and techniques to use when landscaping in an urban environment: Evaluate...