Top 4 Outdoor Kitchen Designs for Your Home

Outdoor kitchens are a popular outdoor feature at many Southern California homes. With our great year round weather, it makes sense to spend evenings out in the yard, and being able to whip up a meal for friends and family without being stuck inside is an absolute pleasure. Outdoor kitchens can be built in almost any style or configuration you …

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The Best Drought-Resistant Plants for California Yards

California’s climate is vastly varied, from low desert to soaring mountain peaks. What all these areas have in common, however, is the need to conserve one of the state’s most precious natural resources — water. Drought resistant plants not only withstand harsh conditions during periods of drought they also allow you to reduce water use while still maintaining a beautifully …

Outdoor Succulent Garden Ideas

Succulents are turning up in gardens across the country with people interested in adding plants that feature unique shapes to their landscaping. Outdoor succulent garden ideas include making a green wall using them or placing them in small pots around your property. These diverse plants are easy to maintain and good for the environment. They sustainable and perfect for drought …

Project Profile: Luxury Outdoor Living

The process of transforming a landscape can seem daunting, but at Wild Bloom we have nailed it down to a straightforward and simple system that takes your yard from… well, let’s just say less than ideal.. to a professionally crafted outdoor environment. Follow along as we take you through this project profile to learn how it’s done. Background This courtyard …

Compost Tea: The Garden Superfood

As the world of organic landscaping and gardening grows, people are ditching the chemical fertilizers and turning to compost tea to keep their plants healthy. Most everyone has heard of compost and how it benefits soil and plants. However, by taking that compost and turning it into compost tea, you can increase the effectiveness of the microbes in compost that …

How to Brace a Tree: A Quick Guide Anyone Can Follow

For most gardeners, the sight of perfectly grown, vigorous trees are source of joy and pride. Be that as it may, a question often asked is how to brace a tree the right way. You expect your plants to grow strong and tall to showcase the ideal landscape. In spite of that, nature sometimes has its ways to deviate from …

Top 3 Lawn Alternatives

Having open space in your backyard gives you a great place to entertain, play, and feel at ease. However traditional lawns require a lot of maintenance, fertilizer, and water. While lawns are more viable in wetter climates, in this drought prone part of the country we can not afford to waste so much water on these high need grass lawns. …

10 Beautiful Flowering Perennials for California Landscapes

We are fortunate to live in California, where there is an abundance of truly beautiful perennials that flourish with very little water or maintenance! If you need to add some beauty and color to your landscape without adding too much upkeep work, try one (or several) of these 10 flowering perennials that thrive in California. California Lilac The California Lilac, …

2018 Landscaping Predictions

It’s a new year which means you have probably already been inundated with lists of new trends for 2018. However, I doubt you’ve seen a list yet for landscaping, and if you are thinking about doing some outdoor home improvement projects this year, you’ll want to be clued into the latest and greatest the world of landscaping has to offer. …

5 Reasons to Update your Garden in 2018

With the new year upon us, it is a time to reflect on 2017 and to set new goals and resolutions for the year to come. These resolutions we make for ourselves are often directed at bettering ourselves. Things like eating healthier, exercising more, or going on a life changing trip all are great goals to have for 2018, but …