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Gardening Services

Communicating The Details As you are reading this, take a moment to think of what features you love most about the plants and lawn around your home. While those features may be obvious to you, on our side of the business, we have realized that these preferences will be very […]


Potted plants

Recently we updated a clients potted plants. We removed the old saturated soil and added new fresh potting soil. We decided to go with some nice hibiscus plants and treated for white-fly with a systemic in the soil. The pots are watered from a drip line running along the bottom […]


Planning Lawn Aeration

This time of year may be perfect for aerating your lawn.  There are warm season lawns and cold season lawns.  If you have warm-season grass, the period of active growth is in the summer, which means if you aerate your lawn now, it can give your lawn an extra boost […]

Fertilizing Service

How to Improve your Garden Soil

Over the years, whenever I meet with new customers about re doing their yard whether it be replacing the lawn. adding new plant beds etc, the question of soil comes up. “Should we replace our soil?” “Our soil is terrible and nothing grows well.” “What can be done about our […]


Top Five Tips to Help Your Landscape Thrive

Strive for Five Top Five Tips to Help Your Landscape Thrive It’s Tuesday afternoon, and you’re almost home from work. You’re eager to get home and relax, but as you pull into the driveway, you notice a few things… The lawn is yellow and even turning brown in some spots. […]


How To Water Your Yard With Water Restrictions

Recently the San Diego County Water Authority adopted level 2 restrictions for water usage. The 24 water districts must each vote to enact the restrictions. You will need to contact your own water agency for the restrictions for your area. That being said, there is something you can do to […]


A Gardener’s Valentine

A Gardener’s Valentine The Cabbage has a heart; Green Beans string you along. You’re such a ripe Tomato, Peas to me belong? You’ve been the Apple of my eye. You know how much I care, So Lettuce get together, we’d make a perfect Pear. See, something’s bound to Turnip soon, […]


Nine Real Meanings of Plant Catalog Terminology

Nine Real Meanings of Plant Catalog Terminology: 9. “A favorite of birds” means to avoid planting near cars, sidewalks, or clotheslines. 8. “Grows more beautiful each year” means “Looks like roadkill for the foreseeable future.” 7. “Zone 5 with protection” is a variation on the phrase “Russian roulette,” and it’s likely gonna […]