How do we create artistic, eco-friendly, low maintenance gardens?
Forget visually boring rock gardens and desert
landscapes to save water. We respect and work in unison with the
conditions that nature provides, the Mediterranean climate that exists
in Southern California. We utilize plants that are native to our
specific climate. The very same climate as Australia, Chile, South
Africa, Mediterranean Europe and the American Southwest. We save water
and bring wildlife to your garden. Bringing a selection of birds to
your home provides all the pest control you will need, thus eliminating
the use for harmful pesticides. Maintenance looks different in our
gardens. We recommend a seasonal visit to nurture and guide the growth
and direction of your plants. Our gardens are designed for you to
simply sit back, relax and enjoy the abundant beauty we have brought to
The following is a small sample of flowers native
to our Southern California Mediterranean Climate. The varieties and
color choices are endless and beyond imagination.
Could I be over watering my yard?
Less is more! The single biggest waste of water in
your home is an over watered lawn. The best time to water is before the
sun rises, in all seasons. DO NOT water every day! Most homeowners have
their sprinklers come on everyday for 5-10 minutes. Change this to
every other day for 10 minutes and you will promote a deeper and
healthier root system, which is a lawn's best defense.
Am I cutting my grass too often?
Cutting Grass can be a very simple maintenance
project. The cutting of grass only needs to occur when it looks too
long! I know this is simplistic concept, however, if grass is cut too
often it is more susceptible to disease and fungus. This is
especially true in the Summer when a taller lawn more naturally
protects itself from the heat.
"I know that your mow n' blow guy means well, but
remember it is YOUR lawn. Following the above advice will encourage a
happy, healthy and vibrant lawn!"