Landscape Design Blog

Landscaping in the Tehachapi, and surrounding Kern County

Weed Impede to the Rescue

Pre-emergent herbicides are a God send. Believe me when I say that I truly stand behind organic practices as often as possible. But there are times when chemicals can be our friends and the group of herbicides call pre-emergent herbicides […]


Plant Spotlight: Japanese Maples

Certain plants just amaze me with their beauty! Among these are Japanese Maples.   They have a delicate beauty that never ceases to dazzle me. This last summer I spent some time at the Portland Japanese Garden, which has an […]


Dry Creek Beds: Borrowing Inspiration From Nature

Here in Tehachapi our arid climate poses a few challenges to creating the warm, welcoming, nurturing place our home landscapes should be. If you have gardened here for any length of time here you have no doubt faced some of […]


Plant Spotlight: Germander

Tehachapi being the tough growing area that it is, there are a few plants that I have come to rely on in my landscape design business. Germander is one of the perennial plants I return to again and again for […]


Discovering Your Landscape Style

Creating a landscape that you will love for years to come is a process that should not be hurried. The best designs evolve over a period of time. I suggest living in your home for a year before you undertake […]