Friday, February 2, 2024

DROUGHT TOLERANT TURF REBATE GARDEN

This garden was designed and installed by The Plant Nerd for the Municipal Water District of Orange County turf rebate program.  The water district is offering rebates for killing your lawn and replacing it with drought tolerant plants.  You can get up to $3 per square feet.  If you have 600 square feet of turf or more, then you could get design assistance though The Plant Nerd at no cost to you.  

Specifically, this garden features drought tolerant plant, a dry river bed and an energy efficient irrigation system.  The dry creek bed stems from the gutters to allow for proper flow of the beauty of what mother nature is given us.  




Friday, January 26, 2024

5 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HAVE A DROUGHT FRIENDLY GARDEN

When you are renovating your garden it is imperative to think about exactly what you are going to do.  Having a plan to work with the drought is beneficial to the long term success of your garden.  In this video I share with you 5 things that you can do to have a drought friendly garden.  

These 5 things are valuable to the sustainment of any garden.  The first is planting natives.  There are thousands of natives that are very drought tolerant.  Secondly, planting different flowering plants.  The local wildlife will thank you.  Third, having different heights of plants to allow for visual interest.  Fourth thing you can do is add the right amount of plants and lastly patience.  




Friday, January 12, 2024

WHY DESIGN MATTERS

In this video I share with you an experience I had with a potential client that led me to make this video.  The simple thing is that no qualified, licensed, bonded and insured landscape contractor can accurately quote to do a major renovation in your garden without having a design plan.    

With a design it is clear as to what varieties of plants and quantities are to be used.  If you are installing hardscape, it is clear in a design how many square footage of hard surface material is being proposed and so on.