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  • May
  • 2016

With graceful growth habits and dainty flowers, these petite plants deserve prime placement!

The warmer weather of spring brings a chance for many gardeners to get out and start working on their summer gardens! Whether you are new to gardening or just lack green thumbs, spring is the perfect opportunity for you to get in the garden and reap the success of your planting!

Check out these garden beauties that are ideal for planting during spring, thrive in summer heat, and bloom nearly nonstop into fall!

Gloriosa Daisy – Few plants can brighten a tired corner like these tough perennials! Their deep golden petals radiate from chocolate centers on 2- to 4- inch wide flowers, with yellow petals to liven up any garden!

Dahlia – Bold blooms in a range of vibrant colors grow from tuberous roots. They come in a range of colors from red to yellow, to pink and coral.

Gaura – These white flowers cluster like butterflies atop tall spikes on these airy plants! These dainty plants are beautiful and ideal for summer.

Purple fountain grass – Feathery, rose-colored plumes fade to beige atop clumps of reddish brown foliage. We’re not selling it too well so check out these pictures of the airy plant! While it’s not typically the first choice for planting, this grass can compliment gloriosa daisies very well!

Penstemon – These bushy plants are relatively short lived, but to make up for it, they produce lots of trumpet-shaped blooms over a long period of time.

Succulents – These are ideal go-to plants that are perfect for the dry California weather!

As you add some summer flowers to your garden, why not let the pros tend to the landscaping? If you’re looking to revamp your garden for summer, contact Enhanced Landscape Management. We know exactly what grows well in the Conejo Valley – including Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village – and can make sure your outdoor areas look fantastic no matter what the time of year!

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  • Apr
  • 2016

Herb gardening for beginners doesn’t have to be tough! Use this easy guide. 

Imagine having fresh herbs at the ready all the time! Carefully handled and store-bought herbs tend to have short lives in the fridge. However, you can actually have a steady supply of herbs with just a little bit of work! Use this beginner’s guide to create your own herb garden.

Step 1: Choose Where to Plant Them.

You might want to put your herb garden in a pot, on a raised bed, or just in the soil of your yard. Just make sure you choose an area with good drainage (add rocks to the bottom of your pot if you choose that route) and deep enough soil. Fill the pot or area with potting soil and lightly moisten it.

Step 2: Choose Your Herbs.

What should you choose? Anything you like! Grow whatever you’ll use most, whether that’s parsley for your cooking or mint for your mojitos. Basil, thyme, cilantro, dill, and oregano are other good choices. You can buy seedlings or seeds, but do a little research first. Some herbs are much easier to grow from a seedling.

Step 3: Plant Your Herbs.

Follow the package directions to plant each type of herb. In most cases, you can just push the seed or seedling into the ground and cover it with a little topsoil. Give your freshly planted herbs a good watering.

Step 4: Care for Them.

Regular watering is key. Also, make sure your herbs are getting enough light. If you potted them, move the pot around as the sun moves in the sky to give them ample sunlight.

So you can focus on tending to your herb garden, let us take care of the rest of your landscaping. Contact Enhanced Landscape Management in Thousand Oaks, California today! We serve TO, Westlake Village, and all of the Conejo Valley through top-tier residential and commercial landscaping services.