January 2015
02Jan

Mature Landscapes

Many of you have landscapes that have seen better days. Even with professional maintenance plants can seem out of place and lawns with multiple types of grass eventually become patchwork and quilt

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02Jan

DIY Sprinkler System Adjustments

We have tested and adjusted many of our clients systems this spring, I have written blogs on this before but thought I would highlight a few adjustment points for those that maintain their own

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02Jan

Character

In our employee meetings, I often talk about character. In this day and age of anything goes reality TV and almost uncensored shock media, it's not surprising that people seem to be compromising on

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02Jan

Drainage Systems

Just about every project that I look at has a drainage problem. In the valley we have the perfect combination of heavy, poor draining soils, lots and lots of rain, also poor design by either the

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02Jan

Crane Fly Outbreak

ALERT!!!!! Crane Fly Larvae is on the move!!! Right now, if you have a lawn most likely there is a hidden culprit munching on the roots of your lawn as we speak. The Crane Fly Larva is here, in full

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02Jan

Update and trends for the upcoming 2012 season

In My View... Westside Landscape is a leader in the design build field of landscape installation. We specialize in start to finish installation of new lawns, sprinkler systems, stone patios, and

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02Jan

Year-round landscape maintenance

I have had clients ask me in the past to cancel service for a few months during the winter season. Our maintenance agreements are based on a yearly cycle, kind of like when the gas company or local

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02Jan

Myth - lawns are bad for the environment

There has recently been a national negative push by some environmental groups to campaign for stricter rules regarding the use of fertilizers on lawns which has led to the actual outright ban of

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02Jan

Sprinkler System Winterization

Now that the rains are here you should have your sprinkler system controller in the off position, for those of you that have a moisture sensor it will have turned off your controller, however make

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02Jan

Why should you trust Westside Landscape?

The word that comes to my mind when I think of a close friendship is trust, throughout history many a man has had a hard time with his character, you know the one that involves saying one thing and

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02Jan

Lawn Borders and Edging

I have recently done a few proposals for the folks out there with the issue of lawn border and edging coming up lately for some reason. Some of the questions that the folks have is what product to

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02Jan

DIY - Sprinkler Systems Part 2

Let’s talk about how to do some system adjustments and trouble shooting. As a professional landscape company one of the tasks that we cover is sprinkler system maintenance. This usually is included

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02Jan

Sprinkler Systems Part 1

I have recently added a new section to the web site called Watering Schedule where you can go to get my opinion on how we adjust the controllers that we maintain. However in this blog I want to

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02Jan

Poor Soils Creating Problems

As I write this we are currently replacing 3 lawns within a half mile of each other, with a dozen or more waiting for lawn restoration. The reason is that these clients lawns and plants have

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02Jan

Landscape and Yard Maintenance troubleshooting, discussion ideas...

The following are discussion topics that you may be interested in, I have line item'd some discussion topics, please feel free to e-mail me with your questions about a specific problem or issue that

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