If you have a slope, you know what a tough landscaping challenge it presents. Every task – from planting, to irrigation, to maintenance is more difficult on a slope.
Let us take care of that troublesome slope for you. Sit back and relax while we turn that eyesore into an asset.
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San Juan Capistrano
Does your slope need to be renovated? This involves a cleanup, installing suitable plants and irrigation and finally, a thick layer of mulch.
A cleanup removes all the unwanted plants and weeds. Then we’ll replant your slope with a combination of ground covers, shrubs and trees, whatever is most appropriate to achieve the look you’re after. For steep slopes, a mixture of deep rooted plants along with smaller plants and groundcovers help to bind the soil together and stabilize the slope.
Then we can set up the irrigation system to perfectly suit your slope. Improper irrigation on slopes is one of the most common mistakes I see: conventional sprinklers that apply water too quickly, resulting in the water simply running off and not being absorbed. As a result, the plants suffer because they aren’t getting adequate moisture.
To address this, I recommend the use of MP Rotators. These nozzles have precipitation rates less than half that of standard spray nozzles, allowing water to be applied gradually to seep into the soil instead of running off.
On some slopes, drip irrigation can be the ideal choice. In those cases, I use Netafim with inline, pressure compensating emitters. This ensures even water distribution to each plant while no water is wasted watering the whole slope.
In this picture below, you can see the water damage on the fence from years of being sprayed by the sprinklers.
Drip irrigation will eliminate this problem and give those plants the deep watering they need to do their best on this slope.
And finally, we’ll mulch the slope. Applying mulch is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your slope.
The benefits of mulch include:
• Mulch reduces weeds by preventing germination of weed seeds
• Mulch retains moisture by reducing evaporation, thereby reducing the need for watering
• Mulch prevents compaction and crusting of the soil’s surface, which aids in water penetration
• Mulch protects the soil from erosion
• Last but not least, mulch looks much better than bare soil and really makes your plants ‘pop’
So give us a call to schedule a free consultation to see what we can do to make your slope a showpiece.