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 …

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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 …

5 Tips for Choosing a San Luis Obispo Landscaping Company

Finding a good San Luis Obispo landscaping company can seem like a daunting task. Here are some tips to help you out… You’ve decided that it’s time to change up your landscaping. Whether you want to remove your lawn, replace dying plants, build a patio, or do an entire landscape renovation, you likely will need some help. That’s where a …

The Do’s and Don’ts of Winter Landscaping

Thinking about starting your San Luis Obispo landscaping project during the rainy season? Read this first… This is a special time of year in SLO County. After months on end of dry weather, we are finally getting some rain. The hills are beginning to turn green and the days are short. Lovely! It’s not well known, but fall and winter …

Building a patio sitting wall in San Luis Obispo, CA

How to Build a Patio Sitting Wall

A freestanding block or stone patio wall is a functional and eye catching landscaping feature. Here’s how to build one… If you are thinking about including a patio in your new landscaping, consider adding a freestanding patio wall. A freestanding wall makes a striking accent to a patio. In addition, it provides a ledge to sit on and adds a …

How to Build a Rain Garden

A rain garden can be a beautiful and functional addition to your landscaping. Here’s how to build one… * The information below is an excerpt from our guide “Rainwater Harvesting in SLO County”. You can get much more information about rain gardens and rainwater harvesting by downloading the guide for free HERE. A rainwater harvesting system that diverts rainwater into …

3 Must Know Facts about Rainwater Harvesting

Wondering whether rainwater harvesting is right for you? Here are 3 quick facts you should know… Rainwater catchment is a crucial step towards making our cities more sustainable. In other parts of the world, it is well established as a system for water conservation. On the Central Coast of California, it is now gaining steam. Read on to learn 3 …

How to Install a Rainwater Tank

The winter rains are fast approaching. Conserve water and protect our environment by installing a rainwater harvesting system! A rainwater harvesting system that involves a rain tank or cistern to store the rain for later use is referred to as an Active Catchment System. In this article, you will learn about the installation of rainwater tanks. Keep in mind that …

Top 5 Plants for San Luis Obispo

Trying to decide what to plant in your San Luis Obispo landscape? Here are our top 5 picks… When landscaping or gardening in San Luis Obispo, the first thing to look for is what plants grow well naturally here. The plant communities of SLO are classified as a mix of Coastal Sage Scrub and Central Oak Woodland. This means plants …