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
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
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
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.