Planting / Installation
When you bought your current home, did you inherit a landscape that doesn’t fit your style? Or perhaps you started with a poor design and now it’s become an eyesore. Or maybe those shrubs were planted too close together and now look choked and overgrown.
Over time, landscapes can become outdated and overgrown. If your home’s landscape was installed ten or more years ago, it’s probably time to make some adjustments.
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Laguna Niguel front yard transformation
Do you have plants blocking a window or a walkway? Maybe your gardener didn’t know that cute little 2′ tall Pygmy Date palm was going to become an 8′ tall palm tree. Knowing a plant’s characteristics will prevent you from having that plant block your view out a window in a few years time. And choosing the correct plants will ensure you will have the proper shapes, colors and combinations of texture in your landscape.
Lake Forest front yard update
When a plant dies, do you simply fill the space with whatever catches your eye at your nearest big box store? If you do, your landscape will eventually become a jumbled hodgepodge of plants and colors that lacks a unified theme or coherent design.
San Clemente backyard landscape renovation
Some plants can be rejuvenated with proper pruning while others are better off being replaced. I’ve got a discerning eye and the experience to evaluate your plantings and tell you what can be fixed and what needs to be replaced.
Appropriate plant selection, correct spacing and proper planting techniques are all key in establishing healthy, vigorous plants .
We use a 9 month slow release fertilizer to ensure your new plants get off to a good start.
Unless we’re installing succulents and using pebbles, all our installations get a thick layer of organic mulch.
Mulch is one of the best things you can do for your plants.
Some of the benefits of mulch include:
• Mulch retains moisture by limiting evaporation – crucial given our ongoing drought
• Mulch releases nutrients and organic material into the soil as it slowly breaks down
• Mulch prevents soil crusting and aids water absorption
• Mulch encourages earthworms – which improve the soil’s structure and increase nutrient availability
• Mulch prevents or reduces erosion
• Mulch helps to control weeds
• And a mulched bed looks much better than bare soil, it really makes your plants ‘pop’.
If you maintain a 3″ layer of mulch on your beds, in a few year’s time your clay will be transformed into a more loamy, organic soil that your plants will love.
I go to nurseries and growers in San Diego, Orange, Riverside and LA Counties to hand select the best plants for your project. Hard to find plants will be ordered directly from top nurseries like Monrovia, Monterey Bay Nursery and San Marcos Growers.
Nice plant selection! The plants look nice and healthy and will be a huge improvement to my backyard. Thanks again for selecting great looking plants.
Jim F. Tustin
Unlike some contractors, we only take on one job at a time. Once we start your project, we will be there, on the job, until it’s completed.
A well landscaped yard improves your home’s curb appeal and makes it stand out in your neighborhood.
Top Quality Landscapes can transform your yard into an inviting and appealing space. Trust your property to a landscape professional and call us today to schedule a free consultation.