End of the drought?

I’ve had several folks ask me how business has been affected by the “end of the drought” brought about by this past rainy season. While the landscapes we’ve developed benefitted greatly from true rainfall and new gardens are looking better than ever our approach hasn’t changed a bit. I don’t think sensible, sensitively designed, regionally appropriate, […]

Front yard living transformation.

Terrain transformed this Carlsbad front yard from the traditional developer front lawn to a drought tolerant dynamic and inviting front yard living area. Creating an enclosed front patio allowed the owner to leave the front door open and have her dogs out front without having to worry about them running off.  Check out the photos […]

Show Stoppers & Focal Points

Landscape scenes read better and have more impact if there is a focal point, a singular place where the eye goes to. Sometimes focal plants can make a statement with a big exclamation point as in the case of this pictured Nolina nelsoni. The plant has been in this particular Solana Beach garden for a good six […]

Focus on front yard drought tolerant landscaping

Re-doing your front yard with drought tolerant landscaping yields more value than you might imagine. A well executed front yard landscape can have positive effects on your home value, your neighborhood, the broader environment, your social interactions and your quality of life. A new front landscape can significantly improve the curb appeal of your home. […]

Focus on front yard drought tolerant landscaping

Re-doing your front yard with drought tolerant landscaping yields more value than you might imagine. A well executed front yard landscape can have positive effects on your home value, your neighborhood, the broader environment, your social interactions and your quality of life. A new front landscape can significantly improve the curb appeal of your home. […]

February Plant Pick: Ceanothus

Ceanothus are easy care, pest free native garden subjects. There are more than 40 species of Ceanothus native to California from varied habitats and ranging in size from ground covers to small trees. One of our favorites is a hybrid called ‘Concha’ that grows quickly to 6-8 feet and has medium blue flowers. Many nurseries […]

Planting Season!

Right now is a great time to plant. Our Terrain-ers and Terrain-ees have been busy preparing soils for new plantings and following up with replacement plants in established landscapes. If you’re thinking about taking on a landscape project, now is a great time to consider it, get your landscaping in the ground and let mother […]

Fall Back

Daylight savings time has ended, clocks have been set back and the first rains have fallen. Now is a good time fall back on your watering schedule too! Days are shorter and cooler reducing evaporative pressure on your landscape. With any luck we’ll have some good rains and the irrigation can be shut off altogether. […]

Irrigate efficiently for water savings in landscape

Irrigate efficiently for water saving in the landscape. Keep in mind the following statements as we work to make efficient use of our limited water resources. 1. It’s better to water your landscape deeply and infrequently, as opposed to frequently and shallowly. 2. Runoff and waste are undesirable (obviously!). It would seem that these two principles […]