Saturday, September 24, 2022

Video - Pool Deck Design Ideas

 

Are you thinking about building a new pool or renovating an old one? This video will cover the different materials you can use for a pool deck and their costs.

Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Video - The Colors of Fall

Happy September 21st, the first day of Fall. Here are some trees, shrubs and perennials that can bring fall colors into your garden. All the plants in this video are listed below.
Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design Autumn Blaze Flowering Pear Tree Chinese Pistache California Fuchsia Acalypha Toyon Palace Purple Heuchera Coleus Crape Myrtle Purple Hopseed Bush Pacific Sunset Coprosma Maori Queen New Zealand Flax Jester leucadendron Marmalade Skies Heuchera Forest Pansy Redbud Flamethrower Red Fireburst Coprosma Liquidamber Chinese Fringe Flower Loropetalum Eastern Redbud

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Video - Landscape Makeover Front Yard Paver Patio

It's time for another edition of Landscape Makeover. This time we transform a front yard from a pile of boring rocks to an inviting paver patio. The pavers in the video are the Catalina Grana series from Belgard. The color is called Bella. And it is beautiful!

Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Video - Garden Trains!

 

Here's something new for your garden, a train! There are specialty train kits made for the garden. Walter Andersen Nursery not only sells these kits but has a massive display at their Poway location. https://www.walterandersen.com/ Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Photo - Colored Concrete Driveway

 

This concrete driveway was created with the Davis color 'Palomino'.  
It also features a Top Cast #3 finish for extra grip.

Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design
Taken at a client's residence in San Diego



 

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Video - How to Eat a Pomegranate

It's pomegranate season! Here's how to turn that gorgeous fruit into yummy seeds. Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Video - Round Water Feature

Here's a peaceful water feature in the rain to sooth your day.

Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Photo - Decomposed Granite Pathway

 

This lovely pathway costs half of concrete and is permeable.

Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design
Taken at a client's garden in Escondido

 

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Video - Variegated Smooth Agave and other cool Agaves

Agaves are great plants for drought tolerant, low maintenance gardens. Here are my favorites.
Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Friday, September 2, 2022

Video - Landscape Makeover A 90's Nightmare Finally Ends

 

It's time for another edition of Landscape Makeover. This time we rescue a backyard pool deck from a 90's nightmare. Looking for more patio ideas? Check out these books; https://amzn.to/3ixeAhM https://amzn.to/3DepGjk https://amzn.to/3lwOmxK Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design