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Planting Tips: Summer Recipes

Though it’s hard to imagine that plants could thrive and survive with our warmer temperatures here in Southern California, many drought- and heat-resistant types will do just fine. While you won’t find advice on planting roses and lilies in this article, you'll likely discover some handy tips on how to arrange and grow plants such as cactuses and succulents. Why spend greenhouse prices on something you can do yourself? Creating the perfect little summer pot for your backyard is easier than you think!

Decorative Pots in the Landscape

At The Yard Fairy we use decorative pots in the landscape frequently. Sometimes its just the pot we want to see, other times we grow beautiful plants in them too. If we are wanting to grow plants in them, we need to consider how they will get water. Often we will run a micro irrigation tube up through the bottom and then run a circle of micro drip around the circumference of the pot. Other times, we can count on the existing sprinklers to give us just enough water to keep plants like succulents going.

Feng Shui in the Garden

An ancient Chinese art dating back to the Zhou era of 4000 BC, Feng Shui centers around the placement of objects and aesthetics in one's life. Feng Shui applies to all facets of modern existence, from medicine to art to nutrition and exercise. Awareness and application of Feng Shui principles can help us cultivate a life that is balanced and harmonious in every way.

As gardening is an aspect of life, it's no surprise that one can apply Feng Shui in the garden. Purposeful arrangement of plants or other hardscape elements can create a landscape for your home that is both eye-catching and functional.

How We Work

Beautiful walkways, patios and seating areas replace the need for high maintenance turf grass

We currently offer three types of service:

  • A Landscape Consultation service which helps you take stock of your yard and assess the next steps for particular problem areas
  • A Garden Coaching service which helps you improve your gardening skills and develop your yard
  • A 'Do It Yourself Landscape Design' service which offers a virtual design service that you can then install yourself at your leisure.