With multiple garden tours upon us each spring, we San Diegans have opportunities to visit yards where the landscaping is as integral to the home environment as the interior. Here are tips for getting the most from the experience.
March is a busy month in the garden. What you planted in the fall is budding and blooming. Along with a sense of satisfaction, it brings to mind the things you need to do so that the whole yard thrives through the coming months.
Concrete pavers are a smart solution for garden walkways and patios. They are more affordable and durable than stone. Available in many colors and shapes, they create infinite design possibilities. Still, the hardest decision may be choosing a contractor. Here are some tips to make this choice easier:
Neon colors, black and white, and mixed annual combos in containers are trends for 2014, as predicted by the folks at HGTV Home and the HGTV Home Plant Collection. It is touted that these trends provide sufficient plant choices to cover every fad and fashionable step a garden guru may take.
Every gardener knows that succulents are not only trendy, but also low maintenance and water wise. They adapt beautifully to our Mediterranean climate and will flourish in just about any soil. As a designer, I am always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to feature succulents in my clients’ gardens and landscapes.
Believe it or not, one of the simplest aspects of gardening — watering your plants — is often the most difficult to master. More water is not always a good thing in the garden. Sometimes people drown their plants beyond recovery. Knowing when and how to water, as well as the signs of under- and overwatering, are key to avoiding one of the most common plant problems you’re likely to encounter.