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Drought Tolerant Landscaping Ideas for California Yards

Posted by Troy Scott on 12 July

 

After years of severe drought, California residents are now used to dealing with water restrictions. Recently-enacted new state laws make those restrictions permanent and call for even stricter limits in the future. Wasting water is not only out of fashion, it’s beyond our budgets. So we’ve been forced to rethink our relationship with water, including how we sustain our landscaping 

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Topics: Drought Tolerant Landscaping, Gardening

Drought Resistant Plants For Your Perimeter

Posted by Troy Scott on 28 June

 

Installing artificial grass to replace your water-guzzling live lawn is a smart start toward creating a water-wise landscape. What’s next? Adding drought-resistant plants to adorn the perimeter of that lush, green expanse of faux grass. Here in the South Bay Area, we are so lucky. We can choose from a wealth of drought-resistant trees, shrubs, and perennials that are perfectly suited for our yards.

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Topics: Artificial Turf Grass, Drought Tolerant Landscaping

Drought Tolerant Landscaping Design

Posted by Troy Scott on 26 June

 

Drought tolerant landscaping is not the art of creating your own personal desert. It’s a design process that focuses on plants that can thrive with little water and hardscapes that help capture/retain moisture rather than allowing it to simply run off and be wasted. By following the same best practices professionals use, you can surround your home with landscaping that is both lovely and practical.

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Topics: Drought Tolerant Landscaping, Gardening

Drought Tolerant Bushes

Posted by Troy Scott on 25 June

 

Every lovely landscape has highs and lows and something in between. Height variations provide overall structure for your landscape and help draw the eye from one spot to another. Bushes have great value because they fill transitional space from tall trees to low-growing perennials and groundcovers. Bushes also give your garden a sense of enclosure which makes it feel more personal.   

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Topics: Drought Tolerant Landscaping, Gardening

Drought Tolerant Grass Solutions

Posted by Troy Scott on 22 June

 

Masses of grasses. What a pretty sight. You can create a landscape based on beautiful, versatile grasses that will wow even the most jaded critic. We’re not talking about the water-hogging, maintenance-needy natural lawn grass that used to be so popular. We’re talking about drought tolerant ornamental varieties that thrive without much water and require only minimal tending. 

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Topics: Drought Tolerant Landscaping, Gardening

Drought Tolerant Landscaping Ideas

Posted by Troy Scott on 14 June

 

When you hear the expression “drought tolerant landscape,” do you still picture a bleached cow skull lying on a bed of rocks? Perhaps with a cactus or two to spruce it up? Yuck. Unless you really love cactus (and, we admit, there are many attractive specimens), get that picture out of your head. Low water and true beauty are a combination made in landscape heaven. 

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Topics: Drought Tolerant Landscaping

Low Water Landscaping

Posted by Troy Scott on 05 June

 

Artificial grass has become the lawn of choice here in the Bay Area, for lots of reasons. Chief among them is the fact that natural grass lawns are by far the single-worst water wasters in residential yards. There is no excuse any more for watering lawns. So you’re doing right by Mother Nature when you switch to faux grass.

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Topics: Drought Tolerant Landscaping, Water Conservation, Gardening

6 Drought Tolerant Grasses For A California Landscape

Posted by Troy Scott on 28 December

 

Living in an area that is prone to drought conditions can make it difficult to landscape your property. There are a number of shrubs, trees and grasses that are drought resistant and will thrive even in the most extreme conditions. Whether you are looking for tall, decorative grasses or ground cover, there are many different kinds to suit almost every desire and decorative taste. Different types of grasses and ground covers do better in certain situations and handle different levels of traffic. You need to know what type of activity is best tolerated and find a ground cover that meets all of your needs.

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Topics: Beautiful Lawn, Drought Tolerant Landscaping

10 Drought Tolerant Trees For A California Landscape

Posted by Troy Scott on 06 December

 

10 Drought Tolerant Trees For A California Landscape http://www.heavenlygreens.com/blog/10-drought-tolerant-trees-for-a-california-landscape @heavenlygreensTrees can be a beautiful addition to landscaped areas and can be used to provide shade over windows or deck areas. There are many varieties of drought-resistant trees that bloom at various times throughout the year. Drought resistant varieties are ideal for areas where dry conditions are common and water restrictions prevent the use of irrigation and sprinkler systems. A few of the most common varieties include:

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Topics: Drought Tolerant Landscaping, Water Conservation

San Jose - Get Your Zen On Every Day with Drought-Friendly Landcapes

Posted by Troy Scott on 19 November

San Jose is taking a proactive approach to water conservation. In the hopes of protecting its main water source, the Guadeloupe River, the city's officials have launched a program that will help homeowners convert their natural grass lawns into beautifully landscaped areas. By incorporating drought friendly plants with concepts often found in many Zen temples throughout the area, officials hope to save water and beautify their city at the same time.

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Topics: Drought Tolerant Landscaping

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