Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Friday, January 8, 2016
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
By Doug Kalal - January 08, 2016
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
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.
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
One way to have a nice green slope in front of your home is use artificial turf. This works best for a design with clean simple lines. ...
Mow strips can be made from any solid material used to separate the lawn from a planting bed. They allow a law mower to trim the gras...
Here are those stairs in construction. Photos by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's garden in Rancho Bernardo.
As mentioned in previous posts, San Diego is the land of many slopes. I have talked about the plants for the slope, now let’s talk about...