In the midst of the holiday hustle, it can be easy to forget that landscaping needs and projects will be on you before you know it! Wise homeowners know that setting aside just a little bit of time to map out the year ahead can help them plan (and budget) accordingly.
Check out this brief recap of the best blogs from Bayscape and Arbortek in 2015, and think about what landscaping projects are on your 2016 docket.
Smart landscapers know that this is actually the ideal time to start planning your next fall garden – especially with oxygen-producing, shade-giving, earth-loving trees! They also know that California-native and California-friendly trees can offer a surprising bounty of fall color. Read this blog if you would like to plant trees or shrubs in fall of 2016.
Planting dormant bare-root plants and trees can help homeowners save money and establish them in new soil more easily. Check out this quick, easy primer for readying roots, priming soil, and introducing bare root plants early in the year!
The Santa Clara Valley Water District’s rebate funds may be depleting for the year, but it’s more important than ever to keep water usage in check. This blog contains several helpful ideas for saving water, from lawn removal to selection of California-native plants and installing drip irrigation systems.
There are lots of common landscaping and gardening terms floating around that some homeowners may not even know how to distinguish. Learn the difference about annual, biennial, and perennial flowers and plants with this easy reference.
As El Nino is predicted to last well into 2016, homeowners should be preparing their trees and maintaining their health all year long! Large trees (especially those near roofs) should be pruned, and newer trees should be fortified. Check out this blog to make sure the trees on your property are weather-ready.