Softscapes are what brings every home the feel of nature. Falling under the category are plants, trees, lawns, gravel & small stones, soil, mulch, and the installation of the appropriate irrigation systems to maintain healthy and lively garden.
Whether a home owner likes a colorful garden or just a minimalistic green landscape, there are thousands of plant choices that can be carefully incorporated to each garden with the attention to its environment, and home owner's purpose of use.
Trees are the best shade source to maintain a natural and healthy feel around any residence. They also bring more life to surrounding plants, as well as, all other elements around a yard. Not one home owner can go wrong with planting a hand-picked young tree.
There are several types of grass that would work best per each home owner. For the home owner who enjoys watering their garden or loves the smell of fresh cut grass, there is a variety of natural grass. There is also artificial grass for those who have a busy schedule and/or want to conserve some water.
Depending on the yard's environment there are various options to fertilize or cover a garden's soil. Common materials utilized are mulch, compost, tree bark, pea gravel, river stone, beach stone, and many more.
Complete Irrigation System installations to a garden are always a must. There are Sprinkler Systems to maintain large portions of any yard, as well as, Drip Systems, to minimize the consumption of water and/or to apply in small gardens.
California has been suffering through a severe drought and it is always highly encouraged to Xeriscape any yard to preserve water usage. Xeriscaping utilizes low-to-no water plants & trees, replaces lawns with gravel/stone or hardscapes, yet it can be designed in such clean and elegant manner.