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Fall is Here, Is Your Home Ready?

Fall is Here, Is Your Home Ready? The warm array of autumn colors blanketing the landscape are a sure sign that it’s time to prep your home for the long winter. Get your home, lawn, and garden ready for cold weather with these tips. Home Start in the garage. Organize the tools for fall and [...]

By |2019-12-26T23:11:44+00:00October 30th, 2018|Gardener Services, Landscaper, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Definitive Guide to Seasonal Landscape Maintenance

The Definitive Guide to Seasonal Landscape Maintenance Did you know that landscaping can boost the resale value of a property by fourteen percent? And that nearly half of home buyers would reduce their offer on a house by twenty percent if it looked unappealing from the outside? It’s clear from these statistics that landscape improvements can greatly [...]

By |2020-06-29T10:37:58+00:00June 28th, 2018|Gardener Services, Landscaper, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Eco-Friendly Landscaping Advice for Homeowners

Eco-Friendly Landscaping Advice for Homeowners When you own a home, your yard is a source of pride. However, a keeping a pristine lawn comes at a cost. Not only does a homeowner have to time and money ensuring the grass stays lush and green, but lawns consume a startling amount of water and can have [...]

By |2020-06-29T10:43:02+00:00June 28th, 2018|Gardener Services, Landscaper, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Good bugs: Insects that are welcome in the garden

Good bugs: Insects that are welcome in the garden Taking down insects with toxic pesticides can seem like a necessary step in maintaining a beautiful landscape. And to the uninformed gardener, any creepy crawly with six legs and antennae are fair game. Therefore, learning which insects are actually beneficial—and effective in the [...]

By |2020-06-29T10:47:49+00:00March 21st, 2018|Gardener Services|0 Comments

March gardening checklist

March gardening checklist So soon after the new year and it’s already time to start preparing for summer! Here is a list of some to-do items for the home gardener: Plant warm-season annuals and annual seeds once the threat of frost has passed. Choose plants according to microclimate conditions such as shade [...]

By |2020-06-29T10:45:39+00:00March 21st, 2018|Gardener Services|0 Comments

Gardening tips for sandy soil

Gardening tips for sandy soil In coastal areas like Santa Barbara, sandy soils are a reality that can bring frustration to even the most adept gardener. Fast draining and often lacking nutrients, the soil is also unworkable, falling apart easily due to its gritty makeup. However, having a beautiful garden in the [...]

By |2020-06-29T10:39:12+00:00March 21st, 2018|Gardener Services|1 Comment

Pruning and shearing: Understanding the difference

Pruning and shearing: Understanding the difference To the layperson, “pruning” can be regarded as a generic term for cutting back trees and shrubs, often interchangeable with “shearing” or “trimming.” But when the time comes to change the shape or size of overgrown trees and shrubs, it’s critical to understand the differences. For [...]

By |2019-08-19T19:37:34+00:00March 21st, 2018|Gardener Services, Landscaper|0 Comments

Planting Annual Flower Seeds to brighten gardens

Planting Annual Flower Seeds to brighten gardens There is no denying that the warm, consistent climate of California’s southern coast is a showcase of lush, gorgeous plants year round. But even here the region experiences seasons and so property owners ought to take advantage. Brighter and showier than many of [...]

By |2019-08-19T19:38:17+00:00March 21st, 2018|Gardener Services|0 Comments

Soil types in Santa Barbara

Soil types in Santa Barbara Soil types in Santa Barbara While the average gardener might direct their efforts toward selecting plants that will look best in their garden and complement the architecture of their home, it is often a myriad of other factors that determine a plant’s true success.  From sun exposure to [...]

By |2019-08-19T19:38:52+00:00January 9th, 2018|Gardener Services, Landscaper|0 Comments

Your January gardening to do list

Your January gardening to do list January gardening Ringing in the new year brings about thoughts on how to improve our lives, from diet and exercise to cleaning and organizing.  Residents of the Santa Barbara region often look beyond the limits of themselves and their homes and out into their gardens, seeing room [...]

By |2020-01-05T00:53:41+00:00January 9th, 2018|Gardener Services|0 Comments