CALIFORNIA NATIVE LANDSCAPE

     If you'd like to "get back to nature," the California Native Landscape is for you.  This style provides inspirational beauty plus daily lessons in ecological balance.  Moreover, this choice in landscape design gives you the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting environmental conservation in a very tangible way.  The California Native Landscape is a truly sustainable landscape design.  It depletes no resources, creates no pollution, prevents erosion and virtually eliminates the expense of maintenance and irrigation.  Instead, this landscape thrives in harmony with the natural environment and graces your home with a range of wildlife.  Your personal garden can be a small restoration project, like a meadow or an Oak woodland, populated with the same flora and fauna that flourished on that land centuries ago.  Yet, a landscape filled with indigenous plants does not have to look like a wilderness.  This landscape design can include many of the features used in conventional landscape, such as patios, pathways, decks and retaining walls.  In fact, planting natives on a terraced slope is a wonderful way to display them.  Thus, a California Native Landscape is every bit as ornamental as a formal garden planted to roses.  But it spares you the work of mowing lawns, pruning hedges and spraying for bugs.  This is landscape that takes care of itself, leaving you time to simply enjoy it. 
  creekbed, miscanthus
Plants control erosion on slopes.
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canna, grass, hereroc
Toyon, Sage and Buckwheats spill over a terrace.
  knipho miscan pennis carex
CA poppies mix with Cleveland sage and white sage.

If you'd like to "get back to nature," the California Native Landscape is for you.  This style provides inspirational beauty plus daily lessons in ecological balance.  Moreover, this choice in landscape design gives you the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting environmental conservation in a very tangible way.  The California Native Landscape is a truly sustainable landscape design.  It depletes no resources, creates no pollution, prevents erosion and virtually eliminates the expense of maintenance and irrigation.  Instead, this landscape thrives in harmony with the natural environment and graces your home with a range of wildlife.  Your personal garden can be a small restoration project, like a meadow or an Oak woodland, populated with the same flora and fauna that flourished on that land centuries ago.  Yet, a landscape filled with indigenous plants does not have to look like a wilderness.  This landscape design can include many of the features used in conventional landscape, such as patios, pathways, decks and retaining walls.  In fact, planting natives on a terraced slope is a wonderful way to display them.  Thus, a California Native Landscape is every bit as ornamental as a formal garden planted to roses.  But it spares you the work of mowing lawns, pruning hedges and spraying for bugs.  This is landscape that takes care of itself, leaving you time to simply enjoy it. 
creekbed, miscanthus
Plants control erosion on slopes.

canna, grass, hereroc
Toyon, Sage and Buckwheats spill over a terrace.

knipho miscan pennis carex CA poppies mix with Cleveland sage and white sage.
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