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The Do’s and Don’ts of Maintaining Your Flower Beds

A flower garden in your backyard sounds like the perfect complement to your landscaping. Flower beds are also among the most used landscaping concepts. Building a flower bed might be easy. However, maintaining one is a whole different story. There are a lot of factors that come into play when you want to preserve your flower bed and keep it healthy in all seasons. There are certain steps you need to take to maintain your flower beds in a way…

How to Create Flower Beds Around Trees

A flower bed makes the base of any tree look much more striking. But planting a flower bed at the base of a tree can be especially difficult because there’s limited root space to work with. Further complicating things is the fact that when a tree’s roots start growing out of the soil, they get accustomed to the open air, which means that simply covering them back up with soil can lead to infections and possibly even the death of…

Top 5 Easy to Grow Native Plants for your San Diego Garden

The weather is great in San Diego, almost always sunny and warm. You’d think that kind of weather would be great for plants. Usually it is. But all that sun exposure and the consistently high temperatures aren’t good for everything green. No, some plants just can’t take the heat. Let’s go over 5 plants native to San Diego that will actually do great in your garden: 1. Brittlebush (encelia farinose) The brittlebush doesn’t need a lot of water, but just…

Tips to Save Money on Landscaping

Making your backyard shine on a budget Photo from freedigitalphotos.om Buying a home in San Diego is expensive. When you consider the mortgage, the down payment and just the amount of money it takes to live, not much is left over for things like landscaping the backyard. But you’ve invested a lot into your home and letting the backyard go is not an option. So, try adding a little frugality to your landscaping efforts.Let’s take a look at a few…

Planning Your Backyard Landscaping in San Diego

What will your dream backyard look like You finally got your piece of San Diego. Maybe it's a modest cape or something a little more palatial. Chances are, no matter the size of your new home, a lot of time was spent designing the interior. All rooms in the house make sense to your lifestyle, whether you are an entertainer or a man cave dweller. Everything has its place. That same level of detail should be applied to the design…