Friday, January 19, 2018

DESIGN STORIES - DESIGNED TO SELL IN FOOTHILL RANCH

If you are going to put your house on the market and need to do simple things to spruce up your garden then this is the perfect video for you.  Recently, I was contacted by a husband and wife in Foothill Ranch that wanted to sell their home.  They had made some minor changes to the inside of their house but needed to renovate the back yard to make it more appealing to perspective buyers.  They did not want to spend a lot and wanted to get the best bang for their dollar. 

I came up with a plan that for less than 8 grand they could add a path, retrofit the irrigation and add drought tolerant plants to make the space look nice.  All of this was also not permanent.  So whomever buys the house can keep or change what was installed, but I doubt they will since it looks so nice.  There is also a new irrigation technology that we are trying on this project that allows you to control the system remotely.   

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

FOLLOW ME ELSEWHERE IF YOU WISH

I realized as was preparing for Friday's post that I really did not make any post on here about where to follow me outside of this platform.  Really I am everywhere but not everywhere.  Hah.  That being said below are a list of other places you can go to follow my business.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creationslandscapedesigns/

Houzz: https://www.houzz.com/pro/creationslandscapedesigns/creations-landscape-designs

YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/earthfriendlyla

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/earthfriendlyla/boards/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creationslandscapedesigns/

I post on here (been trying to stay regular) every Wednesday and Friday.  Friday's post will always be a video blog, featuring my latest YouTube upload.  I am also going to have tons more collaborative content. 

On that note, I wanted to thank you all who have followed and supported my adventures.  I really appreciate all your love.  I do this all not just to promote my business but also because I love doing it.  I get a thrill about providing value and useful content to those that want to improve their gardens. 

Cheers!


Friday, January 12, 2018

5 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR GARDEN WORK FOR YOU

I love the idea of saying that I don't work for my garden, my garden works for me. This means that I have things in place in my garden that makes it work to suit my needs and lifestyle.  That is what gardening should be about.  Below are some things that I have done to make my garden work for me (side note: garden tour forthcoming)...

The first thing I have done is grow herbs.  I use Parsley and Cilantro a lot in cooking along with other herbs so I thought hey why not grow then and save money in the process.  I have have some edible California native plants that I can eat off of. 

The second thing I have done is create a space that is unique to me and my lifestyle.  It is not the kind of garden that everyone and their cousin has but it is mine.  Custom create for me, based on my likes, dislikes and needs. 

Now what can you do to make your garden work for you?  Well in this video I share 5 things you can do to make your garden work for you.