Poolside Landscape Styles

Poolside Landscape Styles The warm sun and seemingly endless summers of Santa Barbara make having a pool almost a must for local homeowners.  And, as pools are where people want to be, it makes sense that they should be incorporated into the property as part of the home’s outdoor living area.  Therefore, considering [...]

By |2020-09-17T19:44:07+00:00September 17th, 2020|Gardener Services, Landscaper|0 Comments

Selecting the Right Plants for Your Poolside Landscape

Selecting the Right Plants for Your Poolside Landscape Nothing beats having a private pool to enjoy on a hot summer day. Pools are often a centerpiece of the Santa Barbara homeowner’s backyard, boasting beautiful paving materials, luxurious furnishings, and lush landscaping. However, pool mechanisms and the nature of swimming and sunbathing activities require that the [...]

By |2020-09-17T19:41:55+00:00September 17th, 2020|Gardener Services, Landscaper|0 Comments

From Touches to Trenches: Making Your Garden Space Shine

From Touches to Trenches: Making Your Garden Space Shine When your garden space feels uninspired and underutilized, it might be time to consider a multi-step process to evaluate and consider design updates at every scale.  Perhaps you are satisfied with the “big picture” feel of your yard, and just need small updates to bring interest [...]

By |2020-09-17T19:40:33+00:00September 17th, 2020|Gardener Services, Landscaper|0 Comments

Front Yard Garden Flair

Front Yard Garden Flair It’s a common habit to save all your wildest outdoor living ideas for the backyard where only you and your guests can enjoy it.  Where our properties are the “mullet” of landscaping (all business in the front… you know), it’s hard to imagine doing anything too crazy that can [...]

By |2020-09-17T19:37:04+00:00September 17th, 2020|Gardener Services, Landscaper|0 Comments

Pressure or Power Wash?

Pressure or Power Wash? Whether you plan to DIY or hire out this job, it’s important first to know the difference between pressure and power washing.  But first, the similarities:  Both are generally used on surfaces that are subject to buildup of grime, especially mold, oils, salt, and general dirt and dust.  While [...]

By |2020-09-17T19:34:54+00:00September 17th, 2020|Gardener Services, Landscaper|0 Comments

No Planter? No Problem

No Planter? No Problem It happens. We’re browsing at the hardware store or even the grocery store and find just the right seasonal flowers that we Cannot. Live. Without. But oh, to have to buy yet another ceramic planter or just leave it in its ugly nursery pot? Fortunately, there are many, many [...]

By |2020-09-17T18:47:17+00:00September 17th, 2020|Gardener Services, Landscaper|0 Comments

Fake it, Don’t Break it – How to Make Your Yard Look Great with Artificial Grass

Fake it, Don’t Break it – How to Make Your Yard Look Great with Artificial Grass Thanks to AstroTurf and other “green carpets” of its ilk, artificial grass earned a bad rap in the past.  But new products, growing requests for xeriscapes at home, and a desire for lower maintenance landscapes has reawakened our interest [...]

By |2020-08-29T23:16:16+00:00August 29th, 2020|Gardener Services, Landscaper, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Installing New Sod – What You Need to Know

Installing New Sod - What You Need to Know If you’ve done all the prep work you are now ready to install your new sod.  This is the exciting part for sure, but first it’s good to familiarize yourself with some basic tips for success. 1. Plan of attack.  Figure out where to start unrolling. [...]

By |2020-08-30T08:26:57+00:00August 29th, 2020|Gardener Services, Landscaper, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Tenets of Good Lawn Care

The Tenets of Good Lawn Care When it comes to pondering the level of maintenance a home landscape might require, it’s common to favor lawn over large garden beds.  The thinking, of course, is that lawns are easy, just needing mowing and maybe watering in between rain showers.  But the truth is, lawns [...]

By |2020-09-05T10:31:07+00:00August 29th, 2020|Gardener Services, Landscaper, Uncategorized|0 Comments