Friday, November 20, 2015


Sometimes I have a list of things to potentially blog about and others times I get a post idea out of the blue. This is one of those out the blue days.  Recently I ordered some cow shit.  Yes you read me right...  Manure tea made from cow shit.  I was excited as usually my mail consists of junk or bills.

Just imagine getting shit in the mail and getting all excited over it.  Hah!  Over the course of the coming year I would like to do some fertilizer posts and how they work.

This one is easy to brew (like brewing iced tea) and even easier to use.  This is a video testimonial on the product.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


I was recently asked by a client in the city of Orange to design their 13,000 square feet lawn area in their from yard.  They wanted all the lawn removed and replaced with California native / drought tolerant plants.  This was not an area that they were going to lounge in but wanted something functional and pretty to look at.

My proposal was using mostly California native plants with the exception of some Lavender.  The mulch will be a combination of bark mulch and decomposed granite.  All of the existing trees will remain.

Now here's the kicker...  This project is getting planted on Monday which means that I have to place all the plants as per my contract with the client.  Which that much square footage I assume this will take a several hours.  On the one hand I am looking forward to it but on the other hand I know that by the end I will be wiped.  On the plus side all that grass that was doing nothing will be gone never to return again.

The image is the planting plan.

Thursday, November 12, 2015


It has been a while since I have updated this blog partly due to many changes going on in my life that required my focus and my business getting really busy (yay for increased business).  There has also been some additions and changes to my business world that I would like to share with you.

First: is a mini re-brand of my website (click here).  This also includes a semi new about biz video. This new site is also mobile optimized.  Yep!  Finally by brand is mobile friendly.  The content did not change much but the look is much more friendly to the eye and various devices.

Second:  I got on the Instagram band wagon (@creationslandscapedesigns) in which I share work related photos and a bit about my personal life as I attempt to live a more zero waste / minimalist lifestyle.

Finally I have created a great tool called the landscape design checklist kit.  This kit is a fancier, more extensive version of the complimentary kit that I offer on my website.  This 24 page kit gives you everything you need to know about how to hire the right designer, the questions you should ask yourself to understand what you desire within your garden, online/offline places you can go to for ideas, the design process and much more.