Somewhere That’S Green

Posted On: April 29, 2011

This look evolved into the traditional American landscape with its foundation shrubs in front of the house, two shade trees on either side of the sidewalk to the front door, and Kentucky blue grass framing it all. The post World War II suburban housing boom featured this idealized landscape as part of the American Dream…

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The Five Tenets of Eco Landscaping

Posted On: March 3, 2011

1. Conserve Water There are many ways that you can reduce your outdoor water use, including use of: Professional irrigation assessments Drip or another type of irrigation system Rain barrels or cisterns Native plants Fescue grass or artificial turf 2. Limit Use of Chemical Fertilizers Eco landscape professionals avoid use of harsh chemical fertilizers that do…

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Landscape Renovation Ideas for Spring

Posted On: February 22, 2011

Landscape Renovations for Spring What landscape architecture is going to look best, cost the least over time, and low-maintenance? Boy, do we have an answer for you and it starts with Xeriscape! This is, without a doubt, a smart landscaping choice during a drought – perfect for California. You can even do hardscape patio construction…

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Edible Gardens

Posted On: September 30, 2010

Vegetables and Herbs There are a range of vegetables and herbs that easy to grow, even for first time gardeners. Swiss chard, lettuce, zucchini, squash, and tomatoes a popular, and relatively easy, plants to grow. Many homeowners also like to grow fennel, basil, cilantro, mint, and parsley, so they have a constant supply of fresh…

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Energy Wise Tips & Techniques

Posted On: September 23, 2010

LED (Light Emitting Diodes) Lighting: Is a low-cost, high-efficiency landscape lighting option.   Extremely energy-efficient, using only 2-10 watts of electricity. LED bulbs last up to 10 times as long as compact fluorescents, and far longer than typical incandescent. LED bulbs last for years, energy is saved in maintenance and replacement costs. LED lighting will…

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