If you live in California or anywhere else in the Southwest US, you face some unique challenges when it comes to landscaping. Here are a few tips to help you maintain an attractive yard in the driest region of the nation.Read More
The California fan palm is a beautiful ornamental tree, and since it is native to California, it is well-suited to the hot, dry summers here. Note some of the following facts about the California Fan Palm that show how robust it is.Read More
The California fan palm tree, also known as the Washingtonia filifera and the California washingtonia, is one of only 11 types of palm trees that are native to the North American continent. In fact, it is the only one that is native to the western half of the continent, and it is the largest of the local varieties.Read More
If you live in California or across the Southwest US, you need to think about conserving water when you plan your landscaping. Here are four tips to help you create a beautiful yard without draining the area’s precious water supply.Read More
Before you buy palm trees to landscape your California lawn, you may wonder just how much upkeep will go into these majestic plants. You may be pleasantly surprised to learn that the biggest part of the job will be choosing the right palm trees to purchase and planting them in the right location. After that, here a few suggestions to keep your palm trees growing strong.Read More
You may not believe it from looking around the state today, but ornamental palm trees haven’t always existed in California. So when did the many varieties of this tree that grow very successfully in the state first arrive? Here’s is a little bit about the history of the first palm trees in California.Read More
California is always on a mission to save water, especially during the dry summer months. That’s why a 55-gallon restriction on indoor water use is being encouraged. Now outdoors is a totally different story. You want your yard to look nice, right? Doesn’t that take a lot of water? It doesn’t have to!Read More
When it comes to palm trees, you’re talking about a California landscape icon that requires minimal maintenance. However, there are some nutritional deficiencies that can affect palm trees, and it is always better to identify and correct such deficiencies early because proper treatment will not affect the damaged fronds. It will just ensure that new growth is healthy. So correcting problems early on is a key to keeping your trees looking healthy.Read More
If you want to save money on your water bill and be able to water your landscape during the dry season when watering hours are limited, you may want to consider harvesting rainwater. During a rain, your plants will enjoy the moisture they are able to soak up. However, much of what falls will simply run off. Tree, shrub, and grass roots simply can’t soak it all up fast enough (although plants that are native to dry climates are better at it).
Here are a few tips for developing your own rainwater harvesting system at home. You may be surprised how simple it can be.Read More
If you haven’t heard of hydrozoning before, it’s the process of strategically planning and planting a landscape based on the water needs of each tree, shrub, or type of grass. Basically, this leads to desert plants not being overwatered while other plants get enough water. It means choosing what will go in your yard carefully and selecting planting locations even more carefully.Read More
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