Posts by Erik

Tips for a Tahoe Friendly Garden Design

»Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tips for a Tahoe Friendly Garden Design

Hola Everybody, Hot, humid and smoky in the Sierras. Climate change is here, and whether we agree on the cause or disagree, I can no longer trust the USDA zone classification. Plants that should thrive here, are struggling, and plants I wouldn’t usually recommend are doing astonishingly well. I must say that it does concern me and sometimes I feel a bit overwhelmed. But there are things we can do, and it still looks great as the picture shows! No sod, It requires lots of water, fertilizer and the constant mowing. (One push lawn mower equals the same emissions as 11 cars per hour and ride-on mower 34 cars per hour). Google it if you don’t believe me. Install plants that are hardy and grown in a similar climate. Put mulch around the plants to keep the moisture in....

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Spring 2016 is on the way

»Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Spring 2016 is on the way

Hello Friends, Family and Fans, Finally, spring is springing here is the Sierras! After a pretty good snow pack year, we are, after several years, on track to have a normal spring water shed and runoff. Still the lesson to learn is that water is a precious commodity and be thought of as such. This doesn’t mean we should plant cement trees or Cactus. We can still have great landscaping for our homes and properties. We just need to be clever in our thoughts and overall design projections. Think long term about water usage and long term goals about our space. We may have a drought again next year; so perhaps, lots of lawn areas may not be prudent. Artificial Turf is a great solution! (No water, no fertilizer, no mowing = no work!) Sounds good to me! So, we are off...

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One Year On

»Posted by on Aug 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Just went round to revisit a garden we did in the Golden Bear neighborhood, and we’re really happy with how it’s settling in and maturing. The secluded patio area is hidden from the street by trees and plantings. The natural stone is softened by different colored leaves.   Take a look at many more pictures of our unique garden designs in our portfolio pages, and call Erik to see what he can do to transform your garden....

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Garden Art Expands To The Sierra Foothills

»Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Garden Art Expands To The Sierra Foothills

Following 10 years of successful landscape design in the Lake Tahoe Basin, Garden Art are excited to announce that we are expanding our operations into the foothills region covering Folsom, Eldorado Hills, Sacramento and the surrounding areas.  Bringing our expertise and experience of over 25 years of garden design and landscaping from Boston through Detroit to Tahoe, we look forward to serving communities in these beautiful areas of Northern California.  So if you are considering having your property landscaped, or are looking for a unique addition such as a fire pit or water feature, then please contact us and we look forward to discussing the many possibilities available to...

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Winter in Tahoe

»Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The snowpack is low in the Tahoe Basin and the Sierras, and so if possible it’s a good idea to hydrate your plants.  Evergreens especially (Holly’s or Pine trees for example) lose moisture through their needles and leaves, without any way of replacing it.   If the ground is not frozen it’s a good idea to water your other deciduous plants as well. I received some good news the other day from a happy client enjoying the warmth of their fire pit with friends and family and a glass of wine.  We are expecting a robust season starting in the spring, so it’s not too early to start thinking about what you would like to do for your business or home property, be it that new custom designed fire pit, a striking water feature, or a unique garden for...

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