Landscape Landscape
Soil Amendments & Mulch - Installation
  • Add the proper soil amendments based upon soil analysis results and recommendations performed by a soil laboratory.
  • Remember to add at least two inches of mulch over exposed soil and drip tubing.
  • Useful information on mulching can be found here:
    USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Mulching Tips.


Mycorrhizal products can allow you to use the mutually beneficial symbiotic relationship between some fungi and plants to your garden's advantage. Check the resources below to find out what will best suit your planting needs.
Last updated: Monday, 08/01/2011

All About Plants

Climate-appropriate, drought-tolerant, California-friendly, water-wise: different ways to say the same thing -- choosing the right plant material is an important part of any sustainable landscape.
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A Website for Sore Eyes

Take a gander at some gorgeous gardens, point and click on the plants you like and - voila! - you tap into a wealth of information on that particular plant species.  Click again and you automatically compile a printable list of plants that can easily be handed-off to a landscaper or an attendant at your favorite nursery. 

This tool will go a long way in helping you overcome some of the most significant hurdles in getting your sustainable landscape project started.


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