Landscape Design Blog

Landscaping in the Tehachapi, and surrounding Kern County

My Front Yard Oasis

As a designer my tastes have changed over the years, but one thing that has remained constant is my passion for adding new plants to my landscape, as well as editing out others that aren’t performing up to my expectations. […]


Water Wise Gardening for the Tehachapi Area

The need for water wise gardening in Tehachapi is a perennial theme that is always timely. Formed in 1986 in response to mounting inquiries for information on gardening with less water, the National Xeriscape Council was born. Since that time […]


Seven Principles for a Great Xeriscape Garden

Guidelines by the National Xeriscape Council 1. Planning and Design Beautiful and efficient water wise gardens, begin with a good design. Conserving water in the landscape can be maximized if it is considered in the initial planning stage. Dividing the […]


Invest in your Garden’s Infrastructure

Once the design is in mind be sure to invest in the infrastructure of your garden. I have talked to literally hundreds of people about their gardens and when they tell me about their failures it almost always goes back […]


The Simplified Tehachapi Garden

Tehachapi offers such beautiful borrowed scenery! When I sit outside and view the surrounding hillsides, I see them as old friends who are part of what make life here so unique. The Oak trees and native plant life contribute to […]