Commercial property landscape maintenance tips

Commercial property landscape maintenance require the ability to both see the big picture and  manage a whole lot of little details all at once. It’s about much more than making a space look good, it also needs to be planned, executed and maintained for the best look, function and long-term viability. In our work with

Landscaping trends for 2018

#1 Creating happy, healthy spaces In a world that is increasingly focused on natural living, organic products, and improving health and wellness, even home and commercial landscaping is showing this influence. Meditation gardens, large groupings of air-purifying plants around intimate seating areas, and water features are just a few things you’ll be seeing more of

A California home gardeners’ guide to mulch

With gorgeous weather and practically 12 months of sunny skies, California gardening can be enjoyed all year long. We’ve got lots of home gardening and plant-loving friends here in Visalia that often turn to us for landscaping advice and lately we’ve been hearing a lot about mulching. We love mulch! It’s a great tool for

How to help outdoor plants survive and thrive this winter

Winter is coming, and it’s time to protect, prune and help the plants you love to survive the harsh conditions the season will bring. Here in Central California and the Visalia area, we’re due for some rain, cold temperatures and even frost over the next few months. If you’re not sure what to do, we’ve

Why should you hire a landscaping professional?

It’s fun to get outside and get your hands in the dirt once in a while. Planting flowers or installing a garden plot for herbs and veggies is fun and so rewarding. But when your thoughts turn to bigger, more challenging projects, hiring a professional landscaper is often the answer to keeping your project and

How to repair damaged artificial grass

One of the best things about modern synthetic grass is that it’s long-lasting and very hard to damage. Normal wear and tear, however, is a bound to happen. That’s why it’s good to regularly inspect the synthetic lawn at your home or business for areas that might need repair. This will prevent small issues from

The benefits of installing an irrigation system

If water conservation and drought-friendly practices for your lawn and landscaping are a priority, plus you wouldn’t mind saving a little money, you might be surprised to learn that installing an irrigation system is the answer for what you need. Irrigation systems, sprinkler or drip, have two overriding benefits. They help to conserve water and

How to identify and deal with mystery brown spots in your grass

Mystery brown spots in the lawn have been frustrating homeowners for ages. Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, and your lawn looks lush and green edge-to-edge, a patch of grass starts dying and you’ve got no idea why. There are a number of reasons this can happen, with everything from pets

Plants that attract hummingbirds & Butterflies | Landscape Designers Visalia

Plants that attract hummingbirds & butterflies

While the rest of the country might be thinking about fall, here in California we’ve got plenty of time to enjoy warm weather, flourishing gardens, and all the benefits that come with it – like the beauty and fun of a garden filled with hummingbirds and butterflies. We’ve put together some ideas and listed plants that attract hummingbirds and butterflies, and that grow well in our part of the country.

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25 Common Backyard Plants that are Poisonous for Pets

Anyone who owns a dog or cat knows that it’s inevitable that there will be times they dig, scratch, play with, chew on, or eat something that grows in your yard. Even though this is a natural behavior, it’s still important to keep an eye on what your pet is exposed to when out and about in order to protect them from plants that can be hazardous to their health.