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Using California Native Plants

Using California Native Plants

Go Native! So why aren’t more people turning to the use of indigenous native California plants? Everyone who comes to San Diego is always so impressed with the landscape, neon color bougainvilleas, palms trees galore, those purple Jacaranda trees, star jasmine and...

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Lawn Versus Xeriscape

Lawn Versus Xeriscape

It's never to late to replace your thirsty lawn with a xeriscape. When a client wants to be environmentally conscious they will opt to remove all the lawn from their property, or maybe the front yard and reduce the lawn to a minimum in the back. I always have to...

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Hardscape Design Options

Hardscape Design Options

The most common and cost effective hardscape surface is concrete. Concrete has come a long way as it can now be “dressed up” with color, stains, textures, stamp patterns, and overlays. I typically tell clients I can guarantee that concrete will always crack sometime...

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Low Maintenance Plants for San Diego

Low Maintenance Plants for San Diego

It's true, there are many low maintenance plants available for San Diego landscape. All too often I talk to potential clients who want “no maintenance”…this is impossible as nearly every plant in the landscape has some requirements for ongoing care. And, I’m not a...

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