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San Diego’s latest water rate hikes can only be described as frightening. The San Diego City Council has approved increases, beginning Jan. 1, that will as much as double the rates of homeowners and businesses within two short years! As … Continue reading
The Second of a Series: With San Diego’s water rates soaring to new heights, the terms ‘excess’ and ‘water’ cannot be combined anymore in landscaping. Why let this precious resource escape into the storm drain? Instead, we want to capture … Continue reading
The October 2013 edition of San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles hit the newsstands this week, with an excellent article by Mary James discussing permeable paving, i.e. hardscape surfaces that allow water to penetrate into the soil below. I feel strongly about the … Continue reading
Designing a custom or pre-made fountain into a landscape is as much about sound as it is about looks. In a metropolitan area like San Diego, the sounds of water spilling into a pools of glistening water will set the … Continue reading
The modern outdoor lighting system has been simplified and the cost reduced to the point that night lighting is common in most of our San Diego residential neighborhoods. Yet the how-to’s of outdoor lighting design and installation often seem intimidating. … Continue reading
This is the third part of a How-to series on designing outdoor, low-voltage lighting systems: The nighttime landscape only works well by choosing the right type of low-voltage lighting and positioning it correctly. Dozens of manufacturers and hundreds of outdoor light choices at first … Continue reading
Much like a good stereo or audio-visual system, it is best to save and invest in a lighting system that will transform the nighttime landscape like those gardens pictured in San Diego Home and Garden or Sunset. Good quality … Continue reading
Why end our outdoor experience with the setting of the sun? San Diego’s wonderful climate makes night-time activities and garden viewing possible year-around with a good-quality outdoor lighting system. As a landscape designer, I recommend low-voltage light placement within my … Continue reading
It’s been a few months since the folks at Yard Crashers’ aired their first ever episode shot in San Diego. My landscape design and drawing for the show (shown above) is, or at least was, displayed above the mantel in the … Continue reading
The move to sustainable landscaping does not mean people must forego creating personalized outdoor spaces for relaxing and entertaining. Patios, decks, and walkways are just as important as ever, but these surfaces in the eco-friendly garden are now designed … Continue reading