Chinese Gardens: Man & Nature in Harmony

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Landscaping Ideas: Chinese Garden The Chinese Garden is carefully planned and chaotic.  You see a perfect, miniature landscape, yet it has no order. Chinese Gardens are perfect for meditation, relaxation and entertaining. Chinese Garden Principles Borrow scenery Incorporate scenery outside your yard into the garden.  Can you see the hills or mountains from your yard? […]

Winter Prep Tips

Fall is finally here and we’d like to offer some tips to help you get your yard ready for the colder weather that,  SHOULD be here soon. Below are 10 easy things that will help your landscaping look better when March and April come around. They are in no particular order; do one or do […]

Up Your Curb Appeal

First off, let’s determine what kind of space you have to work with. If you have a small yard to landscape, keep clutter elimination in mind. If your space is limited, the most important thing when designing your space is to make sure you don’t over crowd the yard by putting in too many things. […]

Create your Own Fire Pit

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in 5 Simple Steps Fall is here!!!! Fall is here!!!! FALL IS HERE!!!! Yikes, there was that excessive excitement again. I just can’t help it. I LOVE this fall weather! The days are warm.  You don’t have to be bundled up all day.  But come evening, there’s nothing more perfect than wrapping up in a […]

Water Efficient Tips

Many people are steering away from installing lawns.  Why? Well, as most of you probably have figured out, grass needs to be watered quite often. Grass is very needy and requires constant attention. You go out of town for a week, come back and your lawn is dead… In order to keep your lawn thriving […]

Is Landscaping too Overwhelming?

Why haven’t you had your front or backyard landscaped? Are you too overwhelmed and don’t know where to start? Can’t make up your mind on what you’d like to have done? If you have been putting off landscaping because you don’t know where to start, start small.  Figure out which yard needs the most help. […]

Fall Leaves & Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake

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October is the perfect month to landscape in Sacramento! Want to create a cozy environment for a special fall occasion? As summer ends and fall approaches, there are a few upcoming holidays to start preparing for. Halloween is just around the corner.  Why not throw a fun Halloween bash and invite all your friends and […]

Beautiful Bulb Gardens: 10 Tips

The first spring bulb catalog just arrived!!!!!! Sooooo excited……. Ok, now that I have had a chance to compose myself, did you know October and early November are the best months to plant spring flowering bulbs in the Sacramento area? Bulbs are a great way to get a big bang for your buck when landscaping […]

“Stay-cation” Eats!

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You have started your “go green” work, designed your perfect outdoor living space, planted and tended to your garden.  Now it’s time to reap the benefits!!!!! Take a little time to enjoy all of your hard work. The kiddos are back in school and sports are starting, the weather is cooling off, so there is […]