Star Landscape & Exterior Designs at the Southern California Spring Garden Show, April 27 - 30 at South Coast Plaza

Star Landscape & Exterior Designs is honored and thrilled to be selected for the second consecutive year to be one of 10 designers at the Southern California Spring Garden Show, April 27 - 30 at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.

Partnering with Pottery Barn once again, our "Vintage Revival" is sure to be a beautiful display which we hope will inspire you to create your ideal outdoor living space. 

As times move into the age of conservation, utilizing reclaimed natural materials and repurposed treasures in conjunction with drought tolerant traditional plants creates a beautifully nostalgic garden.

Roxanne Runsick, owner of Star Landscape & Exterior Designs will also be speaking at the event on creating outdoor living spaces in Southern California, and her unique and inspired design philosophy.

For more information and directions, click here.

 

City of Long Beach Issues New Landscape Requirements

The City of Long Beach is implementing new permitting requirements for certain new landscape and re-landscaping projects, as mandated by Governor Brown’s Executive Order B-29. 

The Long Beach City Council approved the updated Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO) in conjunction with the adoption of the triennial Building Code update in November 2016, and implementation will begin immediately.

“California’s drought is ongoing, but Long Beach continues to lead the State in water conservation,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Diligent stewardship of our natural resources is vital to becoming a truly sustainable and livable city.”

To meet local water conservation goals, the updated MWELO, referred to in Long Beach as Smartscape, provides a streamlined permitting process for new landscape projects more than 500 square feet, and re-landscaping projects less than 2,500 square feet.

Smartscape will affect residential, nonresidential, and public construction projects in the City, and will regulate the budgeting and allocation of water through updated water-efficient design standards, in order to reduce usage.

The updated water-efficient design standards regulate irrigation system requirements, plant selection, and soil amendment.

At Star Landscape & Exterior Designs, our knowledgeable and friendly staff are available to help you navigate and understand the new requirements to ensure both residents and businesses comply to help make Long Beach a more water-wise city.

To get started on your next project, contact us for a consultation, or call 949-735-3324.

Getting ready to sell?

Good landscaping can add up to 28% to the overall value of a house, says landscape economist John Harris, and cut its time on the market 10% to 15%. Even taking your landscaping to the next level, upgrading from “good” to “excellent,” in terms of design, condition, and placement, can add 6% to 7% to a home’s value, according to a Clemson University study. http://www.cnyhomeexpo.com/landscaping-can-result-in-more-than-a-100-return-on-investment/

Good landscaping can add up to 28% to the overall value of a house, says landscape economist John Harris, and cut its time on the market 10% to 15%. Even taking your landscaping to the next level, upgrading from “good” to “excellent,” in terms of design, condition, and placement, can add 6% to 7% to a home’s value, according to a Clemson University study.

http://www.cnyhomeexpo.com/landscaping-can-result-in-more-than-a-100-return-on-investment/