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 …

Are You Having Fun? (a holiday message)

The December holidays can be divisive. Some people love this time of year while others can’t wait for it to be over. No matter which camp you’re in, there is no denying the power of the holiday season. I believe it’s the combination of change and tradition that makes it so compelling. Winter is setting in, the new year is coming …

Backyard Patio Design Ideas

Putting a patio in your backyard or upgrading the one you have is a really awesome way to extend your living space to the outdoors. Here in the San Luis Obispo area, you can take advantage of your patio for most of the year. Plus, you could even put in a fireplace to extend the days you’re able to enjoy …

How to Read a Landscape Design

Having a professional landscape design is one of the smartest investments you can make before starting construction on your outdoor space. But what good is a plan if you can’t interpret it? If you aren’t used to reading landscape plans, they can seem foreign at first glance. However, they are actually quite simple and easy to understand once you know …

5 Common Landscaping Styles for Your Home

One of the first and most important steps when you begin to plan out your new landscape is to decide on a style. The style of landscape is often determined by factors such as the style of your house, personal tastes, environmental considerations, and functional needs. Maybe you like the sense of nature that a natural California garden elicits, or …

5 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Landscaper

Are you thinking about hiring a landscaping company for your next project? Knowing what to do, what questions to ask, and what to watch out for are the keys to finding a company that will give you the best results. Find the right landscaper by avoiding these 5 common mistakes. Mistake #1 – Choosing a landscaper who isn’t responsive You …

How to Care for Your Ornamental Grasses

Properly maintained ornamental plants could give a simple garden a new kind of beauty. Whether you’re a starter or already an expert in growing ornamental grasses, caring and maintaining these plants can sometimes be still a bit tricky. Two basic questions always arise from ornamental grass growers – “When is the right time to cut the grasses back” and “How …

How to Build a Decomposed Granite Patio

Decomposed granite patios and walkways are an easy, affordable hardscape option. For these reasons and more, they are one of the most popular types of hardscapes we build in SLO County. Decomposed granite (often referred to as DG) is a type of gravel that consists of small particles of granite rock. When used as a landscape product, it is typically …

7 Tricks to Make the Most of Your Central Coast Landscaping

As the days get longer and sunnier, many Central Coast residents are thinking about ways they can make their outdoor living space more inviting. If you are renovating your existing landscape or building a new one, these 7 tricks will help you get the best results. 1. Choose a Theme Have a cohesive theme throughout your landscape by using complementary …

Enhance Your Landscaping with These 3 Features

Looking to spruce up your landscape this spring? These 3 features will breathe new life into your outdoor space. When we design and install landscapes, we like to think about the features that can be included which will have a high impact on the function, beauty, and overall enjoyment of the space. We’ve discussed many of these features at length …