Planting Small Trees Under Power Lines

Planting Small Trees Under Power Lines

Did you know that PG&E is required by law to prune and in some cases remove large trees that grow into or threaten electric lines? That’s why they recommend that if you are planning to plant under power lines that you pick a tree that will get no more than 25ft...
Modern Backyard Living: San Mateo Case Study

Modern Backyard Living: San Mateo Case Study

The clients were just in the process of filling in their pool when they contacted our firm for a full backyard makeover. What we got was a designer’s dream: a large blank slate full of possibilities. The area closest to the house was raised with an existing...
For Seasonal Beauty, Think Bark

For Seasonal Beauty, Think Bark

There are many plants that have unique characteristics, often ranging from: flowers, foliage color, and form, but one overlooked feature that is quite interesting is a plant’s bark.  The visual, tactile and unique patterning of bark can play an important element to...
Water features

Water features

Water features are a great element to have in your gardens as they can be visually pleasing, but they have other purposes too such as cancelling out noise from a neighbor’s pool equipment or air condition units, highway sound, or noise from public areas such as parks...