19 09, 2016

Watch this Tree Removal Video in Rancho Santa Fe

By |2017-05-18T19:37:46+00:00September 19th, 2016|Blog, San Diego, Tree Care|Comments Off on Watch this Tree Removal Video in Rancho Santa Fe

Our team of licensed and insured tree removal experts safely and securely removed this gigantic tree from this beautiful lot in Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, CA.  

15 07, 2015

Help Stop the Destruction of Large Trees & Use of Poisons around Lake Hodges

By |2017-05-18T19:37:46+00:00July 15th, 2015|Blog, Featured, San Diego|Comments Off on Help Stop the Destruction of Large Trees & Use of Poisons around Lake Hodges

Under the guise of project titles such as: the "Del Dios Habitat Protection League" the "Oak Woodland Fire Fuel Reduction Project" The Natural Resources Manager-Watershed and Resource Protection of The City Lakes of San Diego - has authorised a project which includes the removal & poisoning of the majority of Historic Mature Eucalyptus, Palm & Pepper [...]

15 06, 2015

Landscape Design Tips for the New San Diego Homeowner

By |2015-06-15T08:06:29+00:00June 15th, 2015|Blog, Design, Featured, Project Gallery, San Diego|Comments Off on Landscape Design Tips for the New San Diego Homeowner

Working in the field of landscape for so many years, I often assume that most people have a good working knowledge of horticulture and what is involved when creating a beautiful or functional garden.   This may be true in many cases, however; this week I would like to go over some great tips and [...]

15 05, 2015

Trellis Types and Design

By |2017-05-18T19:37:46+00:00May 15th, 2015|Blog, Design, Featured, Project Gallery|Comments Off on Trellis Types and Design

A new client of mine just purchased a brand new home in Encinitas and asked me to put together a new design and plan for the landscaping around his home. I was happy to oblige and will usually put together a plan for my clients with the caveat that I will get the work if [...]

9 09, 2014

Why do leaves turn colors?

By |2014-09-09T19:24:05+00:00September 9th, 2014|Local Roots, Project Gallery, Tree Care|Comments Off on Why do leaves turn colors?

Although it feels like this summer will never end and the ocean water temperature is still in or near the 70’s, the deciduous trees everywhere you look are making preparation for the coming winter months. Reds and yellows and even purples are starting to reflect the fact that autumn is on the way. Most of [...]

28 08, 2014

Drought Tolerant Grass Inspiration for San Diego Homeowners

By |2017-01-06T16:52:05+00:00August 28th, 2014|Local Roots, Project Gallery, San Diego|Comments Off on Drought Tolerant Grass Inspiration for San Diego Homeowners

Working in North San Diego County in the field of landscape has really been been quite an experience and an education for me over the years. Because we have such an even climate and practically never see any snow to speak of near the beach, Encinitas can grow tropical plants from all over the world.  [...]

13 08, 2014

Invasive Plant Species in San Diego

By |2017-05-18T19:37:46+00:00August 13th, 2014|Local Roots, Project Gallery, San Diego|Comments Off on Invasive Plant Species in San Diego

Invasive species! This is the watchword for all the environmentalists and conservationists here in not only San Diego, but throughout the great state of California.   As a landscape enthusiast, I have come to watch with great sadness the willful extermination by the coastal lagoon conservancies of some of my favorite palms like the Phoenix [...]

2 08, 2014

San Diego landscape ideas for the new homeowner

By |2017-05-18T19:37:46+00:00August 2nd, 2014|Local Roots, Project Gallery, San Diego|Comments Off on San Diego landscape ideas for the new homeowner

Working in the field of landscape for so many years, I often assume that most people have a good working knowledge of horticulture and what is involved when creating a beautiful or functional garden. This may be true in many cases, however; this week I would like to go over some San Diego-specific landscape ideas [...]

29 07, 2014

Thoughts on Water Wise Landscape Design in San Diego

By |2017-05-18T19:37:46+00:00July 29th, 2014|Local Roots, Project Gallery, San Diego|Comments Off on Thoughts on Water Wise Landscape Design in San Diego

In my last column I spent some time outlining the new rebate programs available from the San Diego County Water Authority and the State of California Water Municipality. Both are offering money back to homeowners and commercial property owners for the removal of sod and the implementation of drought friendly plantings and new irrigation.   [...]

23 07, 2014

Don’t fall for low cost tree care in San Diego…

By |2017-05-18T19:37:46+00:00July 23rd, 2014|San Diego, Tree Care|Comments Off on Don’t fall for low cost tree care in San Diego…

Unexpectedly, back in 2010, tropical storm Sasha regained intensity. Sucked inland by a coastal low pressure system, her arms began to swing tighter and tighter like a figure skater. Hitting the North San Diego beaches, with wind whipped sheets of water, the storm created a water funnel, a miniature tornado condensed with moving torrents of [...]