• Hardscape Elements to Consider for Your Long Beach Landscape

    When designing a landscape, many people focus on plants and trees. Landscaping, however, is a little more nuanced. You’ll need to add structure to the design to help the softscape (plants and vegetation) have a sense of balance with the rest of the environment. Hardscape adds this balance by providing a happy medium of lush, […]

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  • What is the Budget for Your Landscape Design?

    Designing your ideal landscape is a dream many homeowners have, especially first time buyers. However setting up a budget can be difficult to do if you aren’t going into the job prepared. There are many elements to consider when establishing a budget for your landscape including dimensions of the property, theme of your design and […]

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  • Winter Tips to Keep Your Landscaping Strong in Long Beach

    Winters in southern California may not result in a scenic blanket of snow. Still, it brings colder temperatures and rain that can impact your vegetation negatively if you’re not prepared for it. Many plants may go dormant or die off this season, making it the ideal time to prepare for new growth in the spring. […]

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  • Front Lawn vs. Rear Yard, Should there be Cohesion in Landscape Design?

    Can your backyard and front lawn design be completely separate from each other? Should your front yard have a similar design and theme to your backyard? Landscape design is different for everyone. Some customers choose to have matching landscapes, others keep their front lawns focused on curb appeal, and their backyards are more personal.  Today […]

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  • Stormwater Retention Ideas as Part of Your Landscape Design

    Living in southern California there are often droughts and water shortages. This makes rain water a scarce resource that we should use more often. Many people have at some point considered catching the rain water but aren’t sure where to start. Afterall when it rains, it’s free water that your plants enjoy and is free.  […]

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  • Do You Want to Make any Particular Plant a “Hero” in Your Design?

    Many people, when designing their landscape, have a vision in mind. What they want their dream back or front yard to look like. Others know they want a change but have a hard time deciding on design elements or themes for their landscape. An excellent option for building a landscape is choosing a “Hero” plant. […]

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  • Items to Consider When Selecting a Garden Hose

    Watering is an important part of maintaining your landscape design and a garden hose is a common way to get to those spots your irrigation system may be missing. Although in Southern California being water conscious is important, it’s equally important to keep your yard looking as good as possible. There are a few items […]

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  • Paint Your Lawn to Be Water Conscious

    During fall and winter you may have spotted people painting either their lawns or golf courses  and wondered, what are they doing? It’s very likely their lawns are beginning to show imperfections due to the changing seasons and are painting their grass to hide them. During the colder seasons, some landscaping companies offer their customers […]

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  • Fall Tips to Keep Your Landscaping Looking Great in Long Beach

    Summer has ended and with it, it took the long warm days that many plants need to grow. Fall can still be a great time to enjoy your landscape as you can sit back and watch the leaves change color to reds and oranges.  Just because plants tend to grow less during autumn, it doesn’t […]

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  • Types of Landscaping to Consider for Your Long Beach Home

    You’ve decided that you’re finally ready to get your landscaping professionally done. That’s great! Now it’s time for you to decide on what type of landscape you’ll want for your Long Beach home. There are many types to choose from to fit the style and budget of anyone. As to not overwhelm you, today we’re […]

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  • How Your Sprinkler Design is Critical to Supporting Your Landscaping Vision

    When designing your landscape, the sprinkler system is going to be what makes sure your plants get the required water as efficiently as possible. Although in the past yards would be designed with a few sprinkler heads that spray water in an area for a few minutes, now we know there are better ways of […]

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  • Pros and Cons of a Pond as Part of Your Landscaping Design

    Featuring a pond in your landscaping brings an amazing calmness to your home that you can enjoy year round. Especially in Southern California where you don’t need to worry about water freezing. Ponds aren’t for everybody but if you have the space for it, love the sounds and visuals appeal it can bring, you should […]

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  • Decorative Mulch… What Does it Really do?

    I’m sure you’ve seen wood chips or bark around plants and in gardens, and maybe you’ve wondered what it is and why people use it so often. The chips are known as mulch, and there are many different options for mulch as well as a number of benefits for using it.  What is mulch? Mulch […]

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  • What Supporting Features of Your Landscape Design are You Interested in?

    For supporting features in your landscape, there are no wrong answers. Whatever it is that you love to see, smell or feel is what you should have installed. After all, this is your home, and your design inputs are necessary.  Speaking of design, what options do you have? Today let’s cover what supporting features are […]

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  •  Lover of Birds? Landscape Design that Can Welcome them to Your Garden

    Do you love birds but find it difficult to make the time to go on dedicated bird watching trips? Did you know you can design a naturalistic landscape that can bring the beautiful birds of your area to your own back or front yard. Join me as we discover how you can transform your yard […]

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  • Landscape Lighting Options

    Landscapes can look amazing once complete but don’t forget that at night it won’t be visible without incorporating some landscape lighting. When designing your dream landscape you need to remember that you’ll want to be able to admire it after dark, not just during the day.   Luckily there are a few options available to choose […]

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