Monday, August 31, 2020

Photo - Pillar Wrap


This is a great way to add some counter space to a back patio.  Wrap the shade structure posts with some 6" deep CMU blocks and cover. Voila!
Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design, taken at a client's residence in San Diego


 

Photo - Columnar Podocarpus


Columnar Podocarpus make a lovely hedge for tight spaces.  This plants will eventually reach 10 to 15 feet in height. Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design
 

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Photo - Wood Deck


This custom wood deck was built around a new hot tub.  The wood is Mangeris, a hardwood that has been stained and sealed. Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design, taken at a client's residence in North Park.
 

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Photo - Play Structure in Sand Box


This fun space was created for the client's 2 young kids.  We poured 6" deep of play sand.
Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design, taken at a client's residence in Santee
 

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Photo - Pool and Hot Tub with Ceramic Tile Coping


This beautiful pool uses ceramic tile for coping and accent in the concrete pool deck. Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design, taken at a client's residence in Poway
 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Photo - Double Staking a young tree


It is important for the development of a young tree that the nursery stake is removed and a double (or even triple) stake system is set up.  This allows the bark to develop structural and vascular integrity.
Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design
 

Monday, August 24, 2020

Photo - Address Boulder and Olive Tree


This job site included a large retaining wall made of boulders.   I decided to use one of the boulders that had a very flat side to create a distinctive address marker.  I then placed a large olive tree behind the boulder and put a nice LED uplight on all the elements.
Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design, taken at a client's residence in Rancho Santa Fe
 

Friday, August 21, 2020

Photo - Blue Atoll Echeveria


This compact little succulent is great for containers. 
Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design
 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Photo - Retractable Shade Structure


This shade structure has retractable fabric panels that allow the owner to adjust the amount of shade.
Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design, taken at a client's residence in San Diego
 

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Photo - Cactii and Modern Fence

This modern wood fence is accented with cactii. 
Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design, taken at a client's residence in San Diego
 

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Photo - Volleyball Court

This front yard had a massive lawn and the owners wanted something fun for their large family, so we built a sand volleyball court.  Photos by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design, taken at a client's residence in Poway 

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Photo - Horizontal Wood Fence

These wood fences and gates were made with a hardwood called Mangeris which was stained for long lasting color.  Photos by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design taken at a client's residence in San Diego
 

Friday, August 7, 2020

Photo - Croton (Codiaeum variegatum)


This lovely plant is great for indoors and sheltered outdoor patios.  The Croton is frost sensitive. Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design, taken at a client's garden in La Mesa.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Photo - Pavers





Here are samples of 3 different types on pavers from RCP Block & Brick.

Photos by Doug Kalal, Great Garden Landscape Design

Monday, August 3, 2020

Photo - Fire Pit Table


On chilly nights this is a nice gathering place to sit and chat. This set cost about $1,100.
Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design, taken at a client's residence in University City

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Photo - Yellow Yarrow (Achillea millefolium sp. Moonshine)


Here's a nice little perennial for drought tolerant gardens that is also butterfly friendly.
Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design