July & August Gardening Tips. Hint: Water!

By Julian / June 22, 2020

July and August is a crucial time in the Bay Area for gardeners and landscapers. Depending on where you are in the Bay, and your level of fog, you will have different choices about what to plant and when. We’ve compiled a few tips to consider as we head into late summer. According to the…

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Save Money! Water Wisely

By Julian / May 30, 2019

July is Irrigation Month! “Smart” irrigation technology is essential to maintaining our beautiful Santa Clara County landscapes. Whether your business property is big or small, multiple campuses, HOA, turf and landscape or golf applications, there are many ways you can get “smart” about irrigation. If you are a homeowner looking for ways to conserve water,…

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Why We Take Soil Samples (And You Should Too)

By Julian / October 10, 2018

When it comes to landscape installation or building gardens, we always take a soil sample. Plants have varying needs and will respond differently to particular types of soil. Soil sampling is important to determine soil texture, pH level, and the soil nutrients in order to grow the proper trees, shrubs, and turf. A soil test…

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4 Signs of Overwatering Plants

By Julian / October 7, 2018

Ever wonder if you are overwatering your plants? Chances are, the plants are probably getting more water than they need. There are a few obvious overwatering signs. If you can identify these four warning signs, your plant can still thrive! 1. Got brown and wilty leaves? Many mistake this for a dry plant, quite the…

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How To Renovate Your Yard (And Get Paid To Do It)

By Julian / February 26, 2018

Did you know:  You can get paid $1-$2 per square foot to convert your yard to a more sustainable landscape. Yep, it’s true. Because of the extensive drought affecting California for the past several years, an old program that pays property owners to make their landscape more sustainable has been reinstated. By removing non-native, water-intensive plants…

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Preventing Wildfire Destruction: Removing Embers from ‘Home Ignition Zones’

By Julian / February 15, 2018

Research by the National Fire Protection Agency around home destruction vs. survival in wildfires point to embers and small flames as the most common and frequent way that the majority of homes ignite in wildfires. What is an Ember? Embers are burning pieces of airborne wood and/or vegetation that can be carried more than a…

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How To Plan and Budget a Residential Landscape Installation

By Julian / December 30, 2017

New year, new beginnings! January is a perfect time to start planning your residential landscape for the year. As we list our New Year’s goals, start visualizing your dream landscape design. We have listed some frequent residential landscape questions and answers to help you start planning your dream landscape for 2018, as well as a checklist…

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Best of Bayscape: 5 Blogs to Prepare Your Landscape for 2016

By Julian / December 17, 2015

In the midst of the holiday hustle, it can be easy to forget that landscaping needs and projects will be on you before you know it! Wise homeowners know that setting aside just a little bit of time to map out the year ahead can help them plan (and budget) accordingly. Check out this brief…

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What Your Mom Didn’t Tell You About Your Bay-Friendly Landscape (& Global Warming)

By Julian / June 22, 2014

Fewer things invoke Americana like a bit of Mom’s advice. You know, that you should eat carrots to improve your vision, make your bed as soon as you wake up, clean behind your ears, and whatever you do – don’t make that face, because it will most certainly freeze that way.   But there’s some wisdom…

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