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  • Jun
  • 2016

Today, we proudly announce that Landscape Development, Inc. (LDI) with its headquarters located in Valencia, CA has concluded the asset purchase of Enhanced Landscape Management, Inc. (ELM) located in Thousand Oaks, CA.  

ELM has established an exceptionally strong brand in their service area with a reputation of quality, customer service and dedication to their valuable employees.  LDI proudly announces that the entire staff of ELM is being retained including field personnel and management. 

Greg Epstein, the founder and owner of ELM is joining the LDI executive team as Director of Business Development for its maintenance business.  He will play a key role in future growth as well as the integration of the ELM business and employees.  

The ELM brand will be retained and will continue to grow.  The respective customers of both LDI and ELM will continue to experience the same, familiar service and management they are accustomed to.  As a result of this acquisition, customers of both LDI and ELM will benefit by being offered a broader range of services including landscape construction, maintenance, water management, erosion control and landscape architecture in an expanded service area.

LDI was founded in 1982 by Gary Horton; he continues to serve as President and CEO.  LDI currently operates from eight regional offices throughout Central and Southern California including a dedicated design studio located in Ventura, CA. 

LDI and ELM – stronger and better together.

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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.