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 …

Top 5 San Luis Obispo Landscaping Trends

The flowers are blooming, the days are longer, and temperatures are warming up. With Spring officially upon us, many people are getting ready to fix up their landscaping. If you’re like most people, it’s probably been a while since you last did a landscaping project. Most homeowners change their landscaping every 10-15 years, and with the passing of time comes …

Project Profile: Los Osos Backyard Retreat

See how this landscape was transformed from an unused, weed covered expanse into a peaceful and earth friendly backyard oasis. There’s something indescribably satisfying about these types of landscaping projects. The type of project that involves taking a space that is unused and overgrown, and converting it into a peaceful retreat that the homeowners can be proud of. It’s the …

Drought tolerant plants in San Luis Obispo Landscape

Conventional vs GREEN Landscaping

The GREEN Landscapes Initiative was introduced by Wild Bloom in order to provide education, implement, and certify landscaping that is environmentally beneficial. The initiative lays out criteria for sustainable landscaping that can be easily followed, empowering people to make positive choices about their outdoor spaces. By promoting this type of environmental stewardship, our communities become more sustainable and our ecological …

“Should I Install Artificial Grass?”

Artificial grass may seem like a good alternative to a traditional lawn, but is there more to the story? At the beginning of my career removing traditional lawns and installing drought-tolerant landscapes I wondered how artificial lawns fit into the whole scene of drought-tolerant landscaping. It seems like a great alternative especially if you want to completely rid …

View over Pismo beach and Shell Beach

Avoid these 5 Shell Beach Landscaping Mistakes

Don’t make these 5 common mistakes with your Shell Beach Landscaping… New landscaping can be an exciting and attractive improvement to your property. The benefits are numerous and it can sometimes be easier just to jump right in, but a little bit of research before you get started can help make the outcome better and your experience more pleasant. Whether …

3 Ways to Build Permeable Hardscapes

Use these 3 methods for building a permeable patio or walkway… Permeable hardscapes are a popular landscaping trend. In the San Luis Obispo area, people tend to be environmentally friendly and aware of their water use, so it’s no wonder that these green alternatives to traditional hardscapes are being installed with increased frequency. In contrast to impervious surfaces, such as …

Water wise native Echeveria plants

Top 5 Plants for Los Osos Landscaping

Here are our top 5 picks for drought-tolerant plants to use in your Los Osos landscaping… If you’re thinking about re-doing your landscaping, one of the decisions you’ll need to make is which plants to use. If you’re like most people, you probably want to use water-wise and low-maintenance plants to avoid the need for too much supplemental …