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  • 19
  • Apr
  • 2016

Do you want houseplants, but are having trouble keeping them alive? Here are several indoor plants you can’t kill very easily.

Houseplants seem like they’re going to be a lot easier than they actually are. Growing something indoors in a pot presents a whole number of issues, from poor drainage to little sunlight. Fortunately, choosing the right things to grow minimizes those potential problems. Here are several indoor plants you can’t kill – or at least would have to work really hard to kill.

  1. Cactus. Think about it. Cacti thrive in the desert with very little water. So if you forget to water yours for a while, no worries! The trick is to check out how much sun your cactus will need and place it so that it’s getting enough rays.
  2. Maidenhair Fern. Lacking sunny ledges? Try out the maidenhair fern. This little beauty thrives on the forest floor where very little sun reaches so it can grow without a lot of direct light.
  3. Fiddle Leaf Fig. Sure, the last two options might be great, but you’re looking for something with a bigger impact. Look no further! The fiddle leaf fig is a serious grower. Plus, it thrives in indirect sunlight and only needs to be watered a couple of times a week!

As you add some green to your indoor areas, why not let the pros do the same for your outdoor areas? If you’re looking to landscape your California yard so it can survive the drought without looking sparse, 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 the season or level of rainfall.

  • 12
  • Apr
  • 2016

New to the world of gardening in Westlake Village, CA? Fear not – these tips will help!

You probably like the idea of having a beautiful outdoor space, but gardening can feel a little daunting. Don’t worry! There are ways to start small and ease your way in that can help turn even the blackest of thumbs green. If you’re a beginner who wants to start gardening in Westlake Village, CA, put these tips to work for you.

  1. Know thy garden. You can’t just pick a bunch of plants you think look nice and throw them together in your yard; do a little research. For example, our California climate is pretty dry, so drought tolerant plants are a great choice. Also, test the soil in your backyard (you can get a kit from most home improvement stores) to get an idea of what will grow in your specific plot of land.
  2. Start small. Ferns, vegetables, and sunflowers are great places to start since they grow quickly and easily. Once you master these hardy plants, you’ll feel confident moving to something a little more challenging.
  3. Have a plan. Map out your garden, making sure things have enough space and light. Then, make sure they get enough water by keeping a calendar. Add bigger tasks like fertilizing and pruning to your calendar, too, so you don’t forget these important to-dos.
  4. Give yourself grace. Anyone can learn to garden, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. If you lose a plant or two, don’t panic! Keep at it, and you’ll have a beautiful outdoor space that you can be proud of!

Need a little help? Talk to the experts; contact Enhanced Landscape Management. We’ve landscaped properties all over Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, and throughout the Conejo Valley and can offer you tips and tricks. We’re here to meet all of your local landscaping needs!