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April 25, 2023

What Does Spring Mean For Your Landscape?


As the winter comes to an end and spring begins, it is time to update your Southern California landscaping. But what does that mean?

Southern California might be known for its unique climate, but that only means that it is essential to choose the right plants and landscaping elements that can thrive in this environment, and Spring is a time to look at native flora. 

These plants are naturally adapted to the local climate, require less water, and are low-maintenance. Popular native plants for Spring in Southern California that can add instant beauty to your yard include wildflowers, California poppies, and lupines.

Another great idea is to add hardscaping elements like stone pathways, retaining walls, and rock gardens that can add a sense of structure and definition to your landscaping. These elements are low-maintenance and can withstand the hot and dry climate in Southern California. When properly designed, they also provide a sense of continuity and flow throughout your yard.

Outdoor lighting is another landscaping idea to consider for spring. Adding lighting to your outdoor space can enhance its beauty, especially during the evenings. Low-voltage lighting can highlight trees, shrubs, and pathways, providing a warm and inviting atmosphere.  String lights or fairy lights can bring a sense of magic and wonder, while creating glowing evenings under the stars.

Spring is a great time for creating a vegetable garden.  You can plant vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and zucchini that thrive in the local climate. Fresh organic produce for your family, and save on groceries?  There is only winning in that!

For more simple updates to your landscape, you can always incorporate seating areas like benches, chairs, and tables that can provide a comfortable and inviting space to relax and enjoy your outdoor space for leisure or for work. You can add a pergola or umbrella to provide shade during the hot summer months, and enjoy the great outdoors while you continue remote work, or start your next project.

As  Southern California has a unique climate, choosing the right landscaping elements is essential. Ready to get your landscape ready for Spring?  Give us a call for a complimentary consultation, and let us bring your Spring landscape to life!

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