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Drought Tolerant Landscape Design Plans
Landscape Design

Drought Tolerant Landscape Design Plans

Join our networks Our Sustainable 2nd Century vision: Ideas connecting water efficiency, hardy plants and smart landscape design are developed by UC Davis and demonstrated in our campus landscape. A comprehensive draft UC Davis Drought Response Action Plan was posted on April 14. Drought response In early 2014, the state...
Jeffrey ERB Landscape Design
Landscape Design

Jeffrey ERB Landscape Design

  The expert: Jeffrey Erb of Jeffrey Erb Landscape Design, whose firm has handled terraces, patios, and backyards of all shapes and sizes throughout the city. The assignment: A thin, bare-dirt brownstone lot, about 20 by 30 feet, needs an overhaul. The owners are longing for green space but pressed...
Privacy Fence Landscaping IDEAS
Ideas

Privacy Fence Landscaping IDEAS

While we do not provide installation services, we think there are a few things people should know when installing a wood privacy themselves, or hiring an installation company. Make sure your fence installer is licensed and insured and knowledgable in the latest installation standards. Ask them how they secure the...
Low Water Landscape Ideas
Ideas

Low Water Landscape Ideas

In western Riverside County, 60% or more of typical residential water use goes to landscaping. This makes the landscape an ideal place to look for ways to save water. Check out the following for helpful ideas and resources: Landscapes Southern California Style - Western's one-acre water efficiency garden. Visit the...
Split Level House Landscaping IDEAS
Ideas

Split Level House Landscaping IDEAS

Planted spaces that are left over between outdoor living spaces must be designed both as attractive focal points and solve problems such as runoff velocity and erosion. A great deal of planning is involved to link all levels of this house with many levels of outdoor living space. Split level...
Landscape IDEAS for Front of House
Ideas

Landscape IDEAS for Front of House

Sometimes in order to get people to do something good, you have to make them understand what’s bad. With that thought in mind, I’ve selected five of the worst things you can plant in front of your house. Some are ugly; some are monstrous; some get bugs and disease; and...
Terrace Yard Landscape IDEAS
Ideas

Terrace Yard Landscape IDEAS

Farmers use terraces to grow crops on hills. Terraced landscaping prevents erosion and provides level planting spaces in sloped yards. It reduces water runoff during heavy rains or irrigation, which cuts back on fertilizer pollution in nearby bodies of water. A mellow slope will benefit from shallow terraces. Although it's...
Child Care Landscape Design
Landscape Design

Child Care Landscape Design

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Child Care Center at Hort Woods, the first LEED Platinum-certified building anywhere in the Penn State system, recently earned the Merit Award from the Pennsylvania-Delaware Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The award recognizes excellence in site design, and noted especially Hort...