Leave Those Leaves

Save time, money, and improve your soil by keeping leaves on-site. It’s that time of year when the leaves change color and drop from the trees making a multi-colored mess all over the landscaping. We spend hours raking, bagging, and stuffing the green waste full to the brim with these leaves. It’s obviously a tonĀ  of work, and it turns …

Round Up: Is it Harming Your Health?

Round Up may be a common and convenient way to kill weeds, but is it doing more harm than good? Getting rid of weeds can be a tedious and annoying process. That’s why the majority of landscaping companies simply apply synthetic herbicides to weeds to get rid of them. At Greener Environments, we believe in keeping harmful herbicides to a …

How to Plant Near Oak Trees

Use caution when planting near oak trees in California. We were recently hired to design a landscape in an area that was covered in oak trees. To do this took a bit of research because planting near oaks can be tricky. Read on to learn what to do, and what not to do, when planting around oak trees. The biggest …

Plant Bulbs For Early Spring Color

Bulbs offer a beautiful, colorful show just when you need it the most… That time when Winter seems like its going on too long and you still have some time before your garden really starts taking off. But to get this early color, you have to plan ahead. Now is the time to purchase Fall bulbs and start planning your …

Fall Landscape and Garden Maintenance Tips

Happy Fall, lets plant! Happy Fall everyone! I never tire of a season change. Each new season brings on an excitement of things to come. To me, Fall means sweaters, cozy days, lots of baking, and lots of gardening! Well lots of gardening is every season for me, but Fall is a great time to put in new plants and …

5 Helpful Tips for a Weed Free Landscape

Weeds-The Never Ending Battle During these dry summer months, weeds still manage to pop up. But just wait for that first rain when the seeds that have been dormant all summer long get a little taste of water and they explode all over your landscape. It becomes overwhelming. So before that happens read these helpful tips on managing the weed …

Plant Spotlight: Clustered Field Sedge

Plant Spotlight Carex praegracilis Carex praegracilis, common name Clustered Field Sedge, is a grass-like plant in the Sedge family. This plant functions as an ornamental grass and is quite often used as a lawn substitute. Clustered Field Sedge uses half the water that a more traditional lawn does, it doesn’t need fertilizer, and has no pest problems. Moreover it takes …

7 Fun and Easy Ideas for Landscaping on a Budget

Does your landscaping need a makeover but you don’t have the budget for it? Here are a few ideas to give your yard a little spruce up without breaking the bank. 1. Use Recycled Materials You can find tons of different recycled materials at a Habitat for Humanity store, yard sales, thrift stores, or even on Craigslist. If you want …

Quick Tip: How to Apply Mulch

Learn how to mulch your landscape with these easy steps As we’ve discussed in a previous post (Here), applying mulch to your landscaping is an effective and smart way to suppress weeds, conserve water, and increase soil health. Not only that, but it gives the landscape a nice finished look. Today, I’m going to give you a quick how-to for …

7 Helpful Tips For Your DIY Landscaping Project

Get started on your landscaping project with these 7 easy steps 1.Brainstorm What does your dream backyard look like? Leaf through magazines and websites such as Pinterest to get ideas flowing. Make a list of things you want in the landscape and things you need. Do you want a fireplace, a water feature, or a pergola? Examples of needs would …