Curb Appeal

“No Mow Lawn” is a waterwise alternative

January 8, 2015
Lush green grass requires less water

“No Mow Lawn” is a waterwise alternative for California’s Coastal Areas. Homeowners in California’s mild coastal climates have a wonderful landscaping option. If you are battling shady areas in your yard where no traditional lawn grows, you will be happy to learn that you can seed a grass mixture that will produce lush green blades practically year-round. The grass also does […]

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Curb Appeal Project—Effort Brings Superb Result

May 5, 2014
Curb Appeal - Before

Curb Appeal Project—Effort Brings Superb Results Before: Aging lawn, cracked retaining wall and heaving cement on the front path, original windows, overgrown shrubs. After: New windows and front door, new lawn, new hardscape with an inviting front porch, and creative plantings that are in scale with the home skyrocket the curb appeal of this property. […]

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OC Homes – Market Shift Prompts Buyers to Re-Evaluate Goals May 2014

May 5, 2014

Market Shift Prompts Buyers to Re-Evaluate Goals. When home prices rise, what are buyers’ options? Curb Appeal Project – Effort Brings Superb Results 2014 MAY Newsletter  

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Crisp, complimentary color scheme

January 13, 2014
Match landscaping with home design

The crisp white trim highlights this home’s sage green exterior color.  The landscaping border visually enlarges the façade of the home.

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Is Landscaping a Good Investment?

August 20, 2013
Landscaping and curb appeal

Considering a new landscape design for your yard? Undoubtedly you’re wondering if landscaping is a good investment. The short answer is yes—landscaping can provide a good return on investment, not to mention it enhances the appearance of your home. read more

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Landscaping for Privacy

July 22, 2013

We still have a couple more months of beautiful, warm weather—do you plan on spending a lot of time outside? This time of year is perfect for relaxing outside with a cold drink during the day and hosting outdoor parties at night! read more

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Build your home’s equity

July 19, 2013
Westpark Home

If you’re looking for a good investment, step outside your house. Studies have shown that properly done landscaping provides the highest return on investment of any type of home improvement. Money Magazine did an extensive investigation into the value that landscaping adds to a property and determined that well done landscaping enhances sales appeal, increasing the […]

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How do I mow my lawn properly?

July 19, 2013

Mowing your lawn entails much more than just mowing on a weekly basis or whenever the lawn appears too long. For a healthy turf, you must pay special attention to: Learn more . . ….

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Practical Water Gardening

July 19, 2013
landscaping

Aquatic Gardens, Not Aquatic Pests: How To Practice Responsible Water Gardening (ANR Publication 8369), has now been published online and is available FREE at the ANR CS Web site at http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/8369.pdf. To view the catalog listing for this title, go to this URL: http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/InOrder/Shop/ItemDetails.asp?ItemNo=8369. Let us know if you have any trouble viewing, downloading, or […]

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Your Sustainable Landscape Tip for the Day-Check Your Sprinklers!

July 19, 2013

This tip will help you conserve water in your landscape and it is very easy to do…just inspect your sprinkler system for problems and repair them before the turf irrigation season begins.  Most of our irrigation systems run very early in the morning while we are asleep and problems can go on undetected for months.      […]

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