Posts Tagged "drought tolerant"

Ornamental Grasses for San Diego Landscapes

Ornamental Grasses for San Diego Landscapes

  • 27th October 2015

In case you haven’t heard, grass is for so much more than lawns. “Ornamental” grasses, as they’re known, are varieties grown for their vigor, color, form and seed heads, and can serve a variety of purposes in the landscape. Grasses offer fine texture, interesting blooms, softness, movement and more. What’s…

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Drought Tolerant Native Groundcover for San Diego

  • 10th October 2015

In our latest series on making your front or back yard more drought tolerant, we’ve talked about: –Drought tolerant varieties of grass – Drought tolerant grass alternatives This week, we’re wrapping up with some Southern California natives that grow prostrate (horizontally) and spread, covering large swathes of ground and perfect…

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Drought Tolerant Lawn Alternatives

  • 1st October 2015

Last week we started a series on making lawns more water-efficient, starting with a piece on drought-tolerant types of grass. This week we’ll look at groundcovers that can function as lawn alternatives, with a variety of different looks and characteristics to fit different situations and preferences. Dwarf Mondo Grass: A…

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Drought Tolerant Lawn Conversion

Drought Tolerant Lawn Conversion

  • 22nd September 2015

Over the past month, we’ve brought you articles on selecting the right drought-tolerant plants for the design of your landscape and home: modern, tropical, Spanish and Asian. Over the next month, and in continuing partnership with our friends over at Mooch Exterior Designs, we’re going to look at a more…

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Drought Tolerant Plants for Asian Landscapes

  • 18th September 2015

This week wraps up our series on using drought tolerant plants to achieve certain sorts of landscapes, from tropical to Spanish to modern. We’re ending with an exploration of the perfect low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plants for Asian-themed lanscapes, be they a Chinese zen garden or Japanese oasis. In previous posts, we…

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Drought Tolerant Plants for Modern Landscapes

  • 12th September 2015

This week, we continue our series on drought tolerant plants for certain styles of landscape, in partnership with Mooch Exterior Designs. Last week, we explored classic Tuscan plants for Spanish landscapes. This week, we look at how to achieve a modern look without inflating your water bill. In addition to…

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Drought Tolerant Plants for Tuscan Landscapes

  • 5th September 2015

This week starts a new series of posts exploring how to achieve specific landscape styles using drought-tolerant plants! These posts are in partnership with Mooch Exterior Designs, who specialize in period-specific and historic landscaping. Today we look at the plants perfect for a Spanish or Tuscan style landscape. Luckily, Spain…

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Drought Tolerant Flowering Plants for San Diego

Drought Tolerant Flowering Plants for San Diego

  • 29th May 2015

Over on our sister business’ Mooch Exterior Designs’ site, we’ve been exploring options for making Southern California yards more drought tolerant. Some of our pages include a look at before and after pictures of lawn conversions and an article on water-wise grass varieties and drought tolerant sod alternatives. At North…

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Evergreen Vines for San Diego

  • 22nd May 2015

In our continuing series of posts on solving common landscape problems, we’ve covered: – Evergreen trees for full sun. – Drought tolerant full sun groundcovers. – Evergreen, fast-growing screening shrubs – Part 1 and Part 2.   And today, we’re going to look at another common request. Our customers frequently…

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Drought Tolerant Full Sun Ground Covers for San Diego

Drought Tolerant Full Sun Ground Covers for San Diego

  • 12th May 2015

Here at North Park Nursery, we get a lot of the same questions over and over – not because they’re bad questions, but because our customers all have many of the same problems that they need to solve! On our blog, we try to tackle some of these problems and…

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