CLS Landscape prides itself on taking the initiative to “Go Green” to reduce green waste on the properties we manage. The process includes taking stumps, palm leaves, etc., to our waste facility where it is then run through our Vermeer grinder and turned into mulch.
CURB APPEAL IDEAS
By CLS Landscape Management, Inc.
Maximizing your yard’s attributes is not only pleasing for everyone, but also helps your curb appeal and property values. A quick makeover doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive.
Dress up your porch
Reclaimed or recycled water is the process of converting water into water that can be reused for other purposes. Reuse may include irrigation of gardens and agricultural fields or replenishing surface water and groundwater. Reused water may also be directed toward fulfilling certain needs in residences and businesses and could even be treated to reach drinking water standards.
The presence of disease and pests in Southern California is nothing new, but a few species have made their presence known and are having devastating effect on common native and landscape tree’s.
The Polyphagous Shot Hole Bore is making itself known in Southern California by infecting trees with a disease known as Fusarium Dieback (FD). This disease interferes with the transportation of water in trees and eventually leads to drying branches, overall health decline and death.
To better understand how to design for a landscape, the elements that make up the outdoor living areas are referred to as hardscape and softscape. Hardscaping and softscaping are the complete opposites of each other, yet both are necessary to make landscape fully functional. In recent years, both terms have become more common, but there is a major distinction between the two.
Ideally, a well-designed landscape incorporates a balance between hardscaping and softscaping. We’ve all seen properties, maybe in your own neighborhood, that have to much of one of the other.
Now that the water situation in California is in full swing – what do we do now? Depending on who you ask, the answers will vary. At the root of it all is, efficiency.
Aeration is the process of removing cores or plugs from the lawn to allow water, oxygen, fertilizers and other nutrients to penetrate the soil and better reach the roots of your lawn.
Aerating can also help in breaking up thatch buildup in lawns. When lawns become heavily compacted, the roots are deprived of air and water which are necessary for the growth of grass. Aeration should be done at a minimum of once per year, but twice can be even more beneficial for the health of your yard.