Plant Health: Watering and Nutrient Deficiencies Explained

A look at common watering problems and nutrient deficiencies This time of year, plants can start looking pretty shabby. It’s hot out and many are reaching the end of their life cycles. It may look like your plants aren’t getting enough water or need a boost of compost, but really what’s happening is that they are putting all of their …

How to Remove Your Lawn

Are you ready to transform your water loving lawn into a drought resistant landscape? You’re not alone. Many people are making the switch these days. Not only do they want to lower their water bills and conserve our dwindling water supply, but they are also rewarded with a fresh and unique new landscape filled with vibrant colors, pleasing smells, and …

Five of the Best Landscapers in San Luis Obispo County

SLO County is fortunate to have a wealth of talented landscaping companies. Here are a few of our favorites… We meet with many home and business owners each month around San Luis Obispo to discuss their landscaping needs. One of the most common questions we get is from people who are wondering who our competitors are. Since we believe in …

Lawn Rebate Programs in SLO County

UPDATED 5/01/2017 Save water AND cash with these lawn removal rebate programs in SLO County As an incentive to conserve water, the water departments in SLO County and the State of California are offering rebates for converting your lawn into a drought-tolerant landscape. The rebate programs across the county are pretty similar, but do vary some. Be sure you …

Simple and Easy Irrigation Maintenance Tips

Even though it’s been unseasonably cool lately here in San Luis Obispo county, it’s hard to not be thinking about irrigation as we move into that time of year when we are pretty much guaranteed not to get any real rain for the next six months or so. That combined with the drought that we are experiencing means that we …

10 Drought-Tolerant Plants for the Central Coast

Ever since Governor Jerry Brown announced his plans to mandate water restrictions in California, our phone has been ringing off the hook with people wanting to replace their lawns with drought-tolerant plants and natives. It’s comforting to know that people are taking the water issue seriously and doing their part to conserve. With everyone doing at least a little …

How to Increase Soil Health

How do you get healthy soil? Organic Matter is what makes your soil healthy. Your soil should be a metropolis of earthworms, bacteria, fungus, ground beetles, nematodes, etc. A diverse community of microorganisms and larger organisms are good for your soil and helpful to your plants for a number of reasons: -They break down organic matter to make nutrients available …

View of the moutains around San Luis Obispo

Our Mediterranean Climate

Wow, are we ever lucky to be living in such a gorgeous area! I get to soak it in everyday as I drive from my home in the fairy-like oak woodland of Templeton to my different routes throughout San Luis Obispo County. Some days I get to drive through the rolling hills and picturesque vineyards of Creston, saying hello to …

Going Greener

Most of us these days are trying our hardest to be environmentally conscious. As we are enjoying the conveniences that modern technology brings us, we must be aware that the health of our planet is in our hands. It’s difficult to always be good, we know, but it doesn’t have to be when it comes to your landscaping. It’s super …