Friday, July 31, 2020

Photo - Wood Shade Structure


Here's a lovely wood shade structure. Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design, taken at a client's residence in San Diego

Photo - Blue Curls Echeveria



This compact succulent is perfect for containers or small dry stream beds.
Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design
taken at a client's garden in San Diego

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Photo - Trex Deck with Jacuzzi Hot Tub



This beautiful low maintenance deck was built around the jacuzzi after it was installed.
Photos by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design, taken at a client's residence in San Diego


Thursday, July 23, 2020

Photo - Landscape Fabric

Heavy duty landscape fabric (also call weed block) is a great way to stop most weeds from from popping up in a new landscape. 
Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design, taken at a client's garden in Pacific Beach

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Photo - Southwestern Outdoor Kitchen


This client wanted a modern Southwestern outdoor kitchen with BBQ grill, refrigerator and bar counter.  The top is poured in place concrete.  Photos by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design, taken at a client's residence in University City

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Photo - Green Apple Daylily (Hemerocallis sp.)

This tough little perennial is drought tolerant but blooms better with some water.
Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design, taken at a client's garden in San Diego

Monday, July 20, 2020

Photo - Outdoor Kitchen with Concrete Counter Top and Honey Wheat Dressed Facade

This beautiful kitchen counter is a wonderful focal point for the back yard.
Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design, taken at a client's residence in San Diego

Photo - Putting Green with Rock Wall

This small back yard was expanded with a rock wall built from Baja Cresta boulders.  The space was then enhanced with a 3 hole putting green. Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Photo - Dry Stream Bed

This dry stream bed serves to redirect run off from the back yard drains to the street.  In the dry season it serves as a nice focal point.
Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design, taken at a client's garden in Escondido

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Photo - Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-caste)


This wonderful small tree / large shrub reaches about 15 feet tall & wide.
The foliage is fragrant and has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries in Europe. The Chaste Tree is deciduous and blooms in the summer.  It is drought tolerant and heat loving.
Photos by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Photo - Raised Concrete Patio

I designed this little patio to take advantage of the views and offer the client a nice spot for a fire pit.
Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design, taken at a client's home in Santee

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Photo - Modern Wood Fence

This modern wood fence was made from Mangeris hard wood with metal posts.
Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Friday, July 3, 2020

Photo - Forest Pansy Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy')

This is my favorite small tree for tight spaces.  The Forest Pansy Redbud will reach about 15' tall x 15' wide.
Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design, taken at a client's garden in Escondido