How to reduce water use or create a water-wise garden?
San Diego’s dry climate continues to call for water conservation and especially in our own backyard. Creating a water-wise garden is important to many because most of our water use comes from outside the home. You don’t have to compromise in having a beautiful garden, in fact we can help you develop a luscious garden with drought tolerant plants such as lavender, juniper, agave, cactus, sedum and thyme as just a few examples of plants suitable for our environment.
Another way to reduce water use is to consider a synthetic lawn. Synthetic lawns not only conserve water and in the long run will save you money and will stay green 365 days of the year. If you have dogs, this may be a good option to consider because of the wear and tear associated with dogs and lawns.
If you want have a natural lawn, we recommend having the proper irrigation system installed that will help your lawn grow healthy and save you time and money.
If you need help determining which plants would best fit your garden, give us a call and we will help plan out your water-wise garden.
How to create a native landscape?
California has the richest group of plants of any state in the nation, and one of the most interesting and diverse in the world. Of the 6300 plants that are native to California, over one-third are endemic — they grow naturally nowhere else. Growing California natives is one way to develop an appreciation of its beauty and diversity. Here is a list of California natives that can be inspiring for your garden:
- Western Redbud
- Matilija Poppy
- Fern-leaved Catalina Ironwood
- Monkey Flower
- California Buckweat
- Fremontia Flannebush
- Douglas Iris
- California Coffeeberry
- Lemonadeberry/Laurel Sumac/ Shugarbush
- Showy Island Snapdragon
- Toyon (California Holly, Christmas Berry)
- Torrey Pine
- Holly-leafed Cherry
- Nutall’s Scrub Oak
- Coast Live Oak
Here is a detailed description of the steps involved to complete a landscape project. This is an example of a small residential project completed in the Chula Vista area.
Design and plans for Homeowner’s Association if needed.
Installation of footings, drainage, electrical, electrical lines for lighting, gas lines for fire-pit, BBQ, & fire bowl.
Installation of masonry work including block water feature, BBQ, block bench, block fire-pit, block columns for BBQ.
Installation of concrete bands on flooring, poured-in-place caps on bench and fire-pit, water feature, and patio cover columns.
Installation of pavers.
Installation of tile countertop and stacked veneer for BBQ, fire-pit, bench, patio cover columns, and water feature.
Construction of patio cover.
Installation of irrigation system.
Installation of plant material and low voltage lighting.
Estimated time of completion for project: 9 weeks
Approximate cost for entire project: $ 34,500.00
Please contact us if you would like us to completely design your landscape. Visit our San Diego Complete Landscape Design section for more details
Select from any of the following water-efficient irrigation technologies:
Weather-Based Irrigation Controllers (WBIC’s):
These controllers automatically adjust to the irrigation schedule to account for changing weather and plant types.
Rotating Sprinkler Nozzles:
These nozzles apply water more slowly and uniformly to prevent over-watering and encourage healthy plant growth. You can also save up to 20% less water than conventional spray heads.
You can save time by eliminating the need to mow, weed, and trim while enjoying a green landscape all year long with synthetic turf.
If you would like us to provide you with more information on water conservation techniques please contact us.