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Professionally Measuring Your Property

Professionally Measuring Your Property

An accurately measured site will help your landscape designer understand what elements are existing on a given site. A correctly measured site will help with the design process and allow a means of communication between design and construction teams during installation.

Featured Material – Pavers

Featured Material – Pavers

Concrete pavers are made from a mixture of cement, aggregate, and color pigments (either topical or integral color) and as a result pavers come in numerous shapes and sizes.

Ornamental Grass Maintenance

Ornamental Grass Maintenance

Ornamental grasses are a great element to have in your yards. They come in varying heights and colors, and the best part about them is that they bring movement to your landscape to make it come alive. Like most plants we need to maintain these grasses to ensure they look their best when new growth begins.

Projects of 2014

Projects of 2014

Here are a few of our favorite projects of 2014, designed by Julie Orr Design and installed by SouthBay Design and Landscaping.

Companion Plants

Companion Plants

A look into a fun and natural approach at combating pesky garden pests that are out for your plants.

Fruit Tree Pollination Guide

If you are planning on planting a fruit tree did you know that some fruits need pollinators while others don’t? Trees that need pollinators tend to have the best harvest when a fruit tree of the same or similar variety are planted near one another. Fortunately for us,...