Roses

Roses

Write a blog about roses? We could write a book. One of America’s favorite plants, there are a variety of roses, and they can be used in a variety of ways. Many people enjoy having entire rose gardens. At Details Landscape Art, however, one of the North Bay’s premier...

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Drought Tolerant Plants

Drought Tolerant Plants

Much of Northern California, and certainly the North Bay has experienced drought over the last several years. Even in non-drought years (such as the winter of 2016-2017), the rainy season is brief – maybe four to five months of occasional rain followed by a completely...

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Building a Vegetable Box

Building a Vegetable Box

Details Landscape Art is a Sonoma County landscape contractor, designing and building fine gardens since 1991. Several times a year we are asked by clients to construct above ground vegetable boxes. We build our boxes out of surfaced redwood. Rough redwood can be...

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Evergreen Trees and Conifers

Evergreen Trees and Conifers

When we design garden for a client, we consider many lifestyle factors in selecting trees and plants, such as: Will there be outdoor entertaining areas? How much maintenance is the client willing to undertake? Is there a need for year-round privacy? The answers to...

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Fire-Resistant Landscaping

The dry topography of Northern California can be a tinderbox in the hot summer and early fall months - our 'fire season'. Fire danger is especially prevalent in hilly and wooded areas. There are plants listed as ‘fire retardant’ (see below). There are, however,...

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Demolition

Demolition

One of the less glamorous yet essential elements of a landscaping project is demolition. Removal of the old landscaping paves the way for a blank slate upon which a new garden can be built. Occasionally we are called in to landscape a completely bare dirt space with...

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