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Monday, March 6, 2017

Photo - Curved Built In BBQ Counter




This custom BBQ area is both an outdoor kitchen and fire pit seating area.  Designed by Great Gardens Landscape Design.
Photo by Doug Kalal, taken in Rancho Bernardo

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Photo - Evergreen Pear Tree (Pyrus kawakamii)

Here's the tree that's blooming all over San Diego right now. Next week all the little pedals will begin to fall off causing a confetti storm.
Photo by Doug Kalal

Photo - Mexican Feather Grass (Stipa tenuissima)

This drought tolerant grass is also low maintenance.  Mexican Feather Grass only needs to be cut down once per year.
Photo by Doug Kalal, taken in Carlsbad

Friday, February 10, 2017

Photo - Concrete Stepping Stones set in Mexican Beach Pebbles

These precast stepping stones are set in Mexican beach pebbles with a synthetic bender board edging.
Design by Great Gardens Landscape Design.
Photo by Doug Kalal, taken in Point Loma.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Dandy Landscape Construction




My favorite landscape contractor here in San Diego is Dandy Landscape Construction.  Tom Dandy has been building beautiful landscapes in San Diego County since 1998.  Although primarily a North County construction company, Dandy has done work throughout the city of San Diego. Here is his contact info;

Dandy Landscape Construction
Tom Dandy
858-429-8329
tomdandy7@gmail.com

Photo - Tiny Tower Juniper (Cupressus sempervirens 'Tiny Tower')

This drought tolerant shrub will eventually reach 8' - 12' tall but only 2' wide, making it ideal for tight spaces.
Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's residence in University City

Monday, February 6, 2017

Photo - Thin Stone Veneer from RCP Block & Brick


Here is 'Desert Gold Dressed' Thin Stone Venner on an outdoor kitchen.
Built by Dandy Landscape Construction.
Designed by Great Gardens Landscape Design.
Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's residence in University City

Photo - Veranostone pavers by the Pool

Veranostone pavers make for a beautiful pool deck. These pavers come in a wide variety of colors and textures.

Photo - Outdoor Kitchen with Polished Concrete Counter

This small outdoor kitchen has a polished concrete countertop and a stone facade.
Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's residence in University City.

Photo - Seating Wall with a Stepstone Cap

This cmu block wall has a stucco coating and a Stepstone wall cap. The total wall height is 24" with 18" above grade, the perfect height for sitting.
Designed by Great Gardens Landscape Design.
Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's garden in University City

Photo - Putting Green Under Construction

Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's residence in Carmel Valley

Photo -Artificial Grass on Slope

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.  ...