Landscaping

“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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Do You Suffer from Arborphobia?

May 28, 2014
Arborphobia

Do You Suffer from Arborphobia? Arborphobics are people who are afraid a tree is too big. Why do they think that? Maybe because a man with a business card and a power tool told them their tree needed trimming? Maybe because they see their City sending out trucks in droves to top crowns of trees, […]

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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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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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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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Learn About Roses-the Queens of the Garden

July 19, 2013

Master Gardener program and the California Center for Urban Horticulture have partnered to put on Your Sustainable Backyard: Roses on Friday April 30th at UC Davis.  We’ve hosted a ‘Rose Day’ event in the past and are very excited about this new workshop as we’ll be very hands on with rose propagation, pruning and pest […]

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Best Patio Materials

July 19, 2013

Flowers are blooming, temperatures are beautiful, and summer is right around the corner—it’s that time of year again! Have you been thinking about installing a new patio or upgrading your old, small patio? It’s a great time to do so, and if you live in Montgomery, Howard, or Frederick County, Maryland, Four Seasons has all […]

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