Posted by Casey Miller on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 4:27 PMBy Casey Miller / February 28, 2017Comment
If the idea of having an eco-friendly home seems unrealistic, you should know that you have a lot of options that can make a noticeable difference. We San Diegans enjoy the outdoors, and do our best to take care of the environment, but sometimes when it comes to our homes we’re not quite sure how to make a substantial change. The truth is, you don’t have to install solar panels or wind turbines-just follow these suggestions:
Change your Lightbulbs!
LED lighting uses significantly less energy, and produces light levels comparable to traditional lighting. LED bulbs have a lifespan of 50,000 hours, and...
Posted by Casey Miller on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 2:17 PMBy Casey Miller / February 22, 2017Comment
When you’re deciding on how to maintain the lawn in your new home, purchasing a lawn mower is the first step. There are different options available when you purchase a lawn mower, and depending on the size and surface of your lawn you may want to opt for one over another. Manual lawn mowers work best on small even lawns, while gas mowers can work on small or large lawns with either flat or uneven surfaces. Electric lawn mowers work well on most sizes of lawns, but work best on flat surfaced lawns. One benefit of electric mowers is the fact that they don’t have any emissions, but gas mowers work better on thicker grass than electric mowers do.
String trimmers are great to have if there are places in your yard where...
Posted by Casey Miller on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 12:34 PMBy Casey Miller / February 21, 2017Comment
Not having a plan. Starting a landscaping project without a solid plan means you might not be satisfied with the end result. If you have the money to do so, consider hiring a landscape architect.
Choosing plants not suited to your climate. Just because a plant is for sale at your local garden center, that doesn’t mean it’s going to grow in your yard. Some plants require more effor than they’re worth in order for them to grow in harsh climates. We’re lucky here in San Diego since our weather tends to be relatively mild, but in areas of East San Diego like El Cajon, or Escondido where there is harsher heat, you may want to evaluate the conditions needed for your plants to thrive....