Thursday, November 10, 2016

Photo - Silver Sheen Pittosporum (Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Sheen')


A fast growing shrub that's good for light screening.

Photo by Doug Kalal

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Photo - Fireburst Coprosma

This tough little shrub is big on color and low on maintenance.
Fireburst Coprosma does best with some afternoon shade.

Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's garden in University City

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Photo - Pilaster with address bar

This pilaster was made from CMU blocks and covered with stucco and Talavera tile.

Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's residence in Rancho Bernardo

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Photo - Agave desmettiana 'Variegata' Varigated Smooth Agave

This beautiful agave lacks the thorny leaves and massive size of the standard agaves.  The Variegated Smooth Agave will reach 3' in height and 4' in width.

Photo by Doug Kalal

Monday, October 3, 2016

Photo - Jacuzzi with tile trim

What's more relaxing than sitting in the jacuzzi at sunset after a hard day at work?

Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's residence in Rancho Bernardo

Photo - Swimming Pool at Dusk

Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's residence in Rancho Bernardo

Monday, September 26, 2016

Photo - CMU Wall with Wood Fence

This combination retaining wall and fence was designed to both level the front yard and and enclose it with a fence permitted by City of Encinitas fence code.
Built by Dandy Landscape Construction.
Designed by Great Gardens Landscape Design.

Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's house in Encinitas

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Photo - Outdoor Fireplace and TV

Designed by Great Gardens Landscape Design.
Photo taken by Doug Kalal at a client's residence in Encinitas

Friday, September 9, 2016

Friday, September 2, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Photo - Open Wood Gate and Fence


Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's garden in Encinitas

Photo - Planting a new succulent garden

After removing the old vegetation, heavy duty weed block is laid down to reduce weeds. An "X" is cut in the weed block and the planting hole is dug. After planting the succulent, the hole is backfilled with 50% native soil, 50% cactus mix and 2 cups of GroPower. Give each succulent a good soaking and then install a drip irrigation system.

Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's garden in Fallbrook

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Photo - Water fountain at sunset

Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's house in Encinitas

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Photo - Wood Shade Structure

Built by Dandy Landscape Construction
Designed by Great Gardens Landscape Design
Photo by Doug Kalal, taken in Rancho Bernardo

Friday, January 8, 2016

Photo - Jacuzzi Built Into Cumaroo Wood Deck

By building a deck around this jacuzzi, it becomes easier for the client to get in and out of the spa. Cumaroo was selected because it is a harder wood that requires less maintenance than redwood and is much smoother (less splinters) to walk on.
Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's home in Kensington

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Photo - Urn Water Fountain

Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's garden in University City

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Need a good San Diego tree trimmer?

With the coming of all the El Nino Winter storms, the trees of San Diego are in for a battering. My favorite tree trimmer in San Diego is Homestead Tree Service, (619) 443-1775. Fast, fair-priced and skilled, Homestead did a great job dealing with the storm damaged tree at my house.


Photo - Pindo Palm (Butia capitata)

This palm is also know as the Jelly Palm, it can reach 25 feet and is cold hardy (20 degrees).
Photo by Doug Kalal taken in Encinitas

Photo - Fenced in Vegetable Garden

This client lived in a rural part of North San Diego County along with many gophers and rabbits. The fence extends 12" below the grade.  Each box is lined at the bottom to prevent gophers from tunneling up.  Pavers along the walkways add another barrier.  Each bed has it's own water spigot so that the client will only water the beds with plants in them.  
Photo by Ross McCright

Monday, January 4, 2016

Photo - Artificial Grass Around Swimming Pool

Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's house in University City
Dandy Landscape  - Contractor

Photo - Artificial Grass - John Deere EDS



Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at client's house in Rancho Penasquitos

Photo - Field Turf Artificial Grass Putting Green


Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's house in Rancho Santa Fe