watering plants

Watering Plants the Right Way: 5 Tips for Watering Like An Expert

If watering plants was easy, we could just throw some water onto our plants and be done with it. Unfortunately, great things in life are not so easy to come by. Having a beautiful garden is no exception. With a few of our tips, your yard should be healthy and properly watered. To get started, […]

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Shade Trees: Our Complete Guide For Choosing The Right Ones

You’re probably here because you’re interested in adding some shade trees to your property but are not sure about where to start. Rightfully so, because there is a lot to know on this subject. This guide will not only help you choose the best trees for shade but also where you should plant them. Knowing […]

How to Water Plants While On Vacation

Just because you’re leaving town doesn’t mean that your garden doesn’t have to suffer. There ways to water your plants while on vacation. What Types of Plants Do You Have? Depending on the types of plants, you will need to determine how much water the plant needs. Adjust the water intake on your programmable timer […]

5 Landscaping Growth Hacks for Mature Plantings

As we live in a society bent towards instant gratification, it can be particularly challenging to wait for things beyond our control. We get our food fast, our notifications instantly, and packages miraculously delivered on our doorstep the same day. Although we have the luxury that innovation has secured, Mother Nature doesn’t always follow suit. […]

The Pros and Cons of Artificial Grass for Home Lawns

Regardless of generational, cultural, or geographical differences, people love their lawns. Grass areas are wonderful for not only the environment but also provide functional and psychological benefits for homeowners and their families. However, maintaining a beautiful lawn also comes with a degree of work. Whether your routine ranges from mowing when you just can’t stand […]

What is the Best Time of Year to Plant Trees & Shrubs in Southern California?

Planting trees and shrubs around your property is a great way to improve the look of your home, increase its value and add curb appeal. But in an area like Southern California, which suffers from extremely dry summers and rainy winters, finding the best time to plant may seem like a guessing game. Best Time […]

The Best Privacy Hedges for Southern California: 7 Plants to Know

In a bustling area like Southern California, many homeowners find an increased need for privacy. Fences are the obvious choice when it comes to creating a more private space, but privacy hedges are a great way to improve the look of your home and often provide more benefits. Hedges provide privacy from street traffic and […]

Ficus Trees in California and How to Control Their Invasive Roots

Ficus trees have been widely used in Southern California landscaping and as street trees for the past several decades. Closely related to the common Fig tree, this non-native tree gained popularity because of its multi-season interest as an evergreen tree with versatile uses. Problems with Ficus trees in California cities see these trees cracking sidewalks […]

Do I Need a Landscape Architect for My Southern California Home?

Patios, pools, pavilions, plantings, pavers oh my! Beginning the process of renovating your property can be a ponderous pursuit! There are many items to be discussed, contractors to interview, and a couple very essential questions to sort out to determine which landscaping company is best for you. Do I need a landscape architect for my […]

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Our 5 Best Flowering Trees for Southern California Landscaping

One of the keys to a stunning landscape design is creating focal points with strategically placed flowering trees. There are dozens of gorgeous choices, so narrowing down the best flowering trees Southern California has to offer can be difficult. Pacific Outdoor Living has used dozens of species of flowering trees over the years. After thousands […]