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Summer 2021

Posted by on May 10, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Summer 2021

Your Tahoe Garden. Now summer is approaching again, perhaps it’s time to take a look at adding some features to your garden for you to enjoy. Perhaps a water feature, a patio, or a fire pit…  Or perhaps you’d like to make your garden more eco / water friendly. Take a look through our website to see some of the things we have done in the past, and call Erik on (530) 541-3587 to talk to him about the possibilities. Enjoy your summer in Tahoe!

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Summer 2020

Posted by on Apr 28, 2020 in Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Summer 2020

Summer 2020

Are you looking forward to summer?  If, due to current world events we might all be spending more time at home, have you considered taking this opportunity to spruce up your garden to be able to take advantage of the beautiful Tahoe summer weather? Whether you’d like to just freshen it up with some new plantings, or perhaps build a patio, maybe put in a fire pit or even a beautiful water feature to help you de-stress to the sound of running water, we can help you realize your dreams. Take a look through our website to see some of the things we have done in the past, and call Erik on (530) 541-3587 to talk to him about the possibilities. Have a safe summer...

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Tips for a Tahoe Friendly Garden Design

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips for a Tahoe Friendly Garden Design

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. (Less water). After a period, reduce the water amount and just water when there is a dry spell and the  plants need a boost. I don’t use fertilizer on plants, They will do just fine on their own. Fertilizer should be used only if there is an issue. (You wouldn’t give your kid antibiotics as a preventive, would you?). Artificial Turf is great! Looks good too! (Not astro-turf, thats gone the way of the 8 track player). Be aware, putting a fire pit under a Pine tree, might be bad. (I’m just saying). If we all just do a little bit we can make a big change for the better while still having beautiful gardens. I don’t have kids, but I do have nieces and nephews and I would like them to have a future where they can have the world as I have had it: clean air, quiet woods, babbling brooks (I can make you one!) and where winter happens in the winter and summer happens, well you know! Cheers,...

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Spring 2016 is on the way

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Spring 2016 is on the way

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 and running for the 2016 season! Our focus this year is on lower water usage, more interesting textures and contours of the land, fire pits and creating islands of color for the whole...

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One Year On

Posted by on Aug 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on One Year On

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 | Comments Off on Garden Art Expands To The Sierra Foothills

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 | Comments Off on Winter in Tahoe

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 you. We look forward to another successful year of serving you with all your landscaping needs in the 2014 season.  Feel free to contact us....

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Fire pits

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fire pits

Fire pits

As summer blazes away here at Lake Tahoe, are you getting the most from your garden?  Once the sun goes down, the temperatures drop 20º or more, and you may move from your deck or patio back indoors.  But with a fire pit, you could stay out, enjoying the cooling mountain air while keeping warm and comfortable. Fire pits range from simple to complex, from off the shelf to a custom design, and are one of the most popular additions to a landscape design.  Contact us to find out how we can help you install the right fire pit for your garden, either matching your existing design or as the centrepiece for a new patio or new look.   And you might also want to take a look at our lighting design service too, so that as darkness falls, and you are sitting out, you can still enjoy your garden, beautifully lit...

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Spring has sprung

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Spring has sprung

Believe it or not, despite the recent snow, this weekend the temperatures are forecast to soar. It’s not too early to think about summertime in your Lake Tahoe garden.  Soon the days will be warm and you will want to be out there enjoying your new landscaped property, and we would love to be the ones you call to fulfil those dreams.  Have a look through our portfolio pages at examples of some of the creative and unique work we have done in the past to give yourself some ideas for your...

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Welcome to the new site

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Welcome to the new site

Welcome to our new website. We hope you find it a a good way to discover what we can do for you to enhance or maintain your property. Make sure you visit our portfolio pages to see some examples of designs, both residential and commercial, and check out the maintenance page to see how we can help you get the most from your landscaping design. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. Founder and owner of Garden Art, Erik Friedman looks forward to meeting with you to discuss your landscaping and design needs. Please click here for our contact...

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