Planting / Installation
When you bought your current home, did you inherit a landscape that doesn’t fit your style? Or perhaps you started with a poor design and now it’s evolved into an eyesore. Or, maybe those shrubs were planted too close together and now look crowded and unkempt.
Over time, landscapes can become outdated and overgrown. If your home’s landscape was installed ten or more years ago, it’s likely due for some adjustments.
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Do you have plants blocking a window or a walkway? Maybe your gardener didn’t anticipate the cute 2-foot Pygmy Date palm growing into an 8-foot tall tree. Knowing a plant’s characteristics will prevent future obstructions and ensure the right shapes, colors, and textures in your landscape. My 25+ years of experience have given me a broad knowledge of what plants will work best for you.
When a plant dies, do you simply fill the space with whatever catches your eye at the nearest big box store? If so, your landscape may eventually turn into a chaotic mix of plants and colors, lacking a cohesive theme or coherent design.
Some plants can be rejuvenated with proper pruning, while others are better off being replaced. With a discerning eye and years of experience, I can evaluate your plants and advise on what can be salvaged and what needs replacement.
Selecting appropriate plants, ensuring correct spacing, and employing proper planting techniques are all key in establishing healthy, vigorous plants .
We use a 9-month slow release fertilizer to ensure your new plants establish themselves well.
Unless we’re installing succulents and using pebbles, all our projects receive a generous layer of organic mulch.
Mulch is one of the best things you can do for your plants. Maintaining a 3-inch layer of mulch on your beds will transform clay soil into a more loamy, organic soil that will help your plants thrive.
Some of the benefits of mulch include:
• Mulch retains moisture by limiting evaporation – crucial given our ongoing drought
• Mulch releases nutrients and organic material into the soil as it slowly breaks down
• Mulch prevents soil crusting and aids water absorption
• Mulch encourages earthworms – which improve the soil’s structure and increase nutrient availability
• Mulch prevents or reduces erosion
• Mulch helps to control weeds
• And a mulched bed looks much better than bare soil, it really makes your plants ‘pop’.
I go to nurseries and growers in San Diego, Orange, Riverside and LA Counties to hand select the best plants for your project.
Nice plant selection! The plants look nice and healthy and will be a huge improvement to my backyard. Thanks again for selecting great looking plants.
Jim F. Tustin
Unlike some contractors, we only take on one job at a time. Once we start your project, we will be on-site, until it’s completed.
A well landscaped yard enhances your home’s curb appeal making it stand out in your neighborhood.
Top Quality Landscapes can transform your yard into an inviting and appealing space. Trust your property to a landscape professional, call us today to schedule a free consultation.