Torrey Pines Landscape Company

Torrey Pines Landscape Company
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Monday, June 27, 2011

Torrey Pines Landscape at the CLCA 2011 Beautification Awards

Torrey Pines Landscape Company is a proud member of the CLCA (California Landscape Contractors Association) which is the nation's oldest and largest organization of licensed landscape and irrigation contractors. It is an organization that is dedicated to promoting professionalism, better business practices and conservation.  Every year they hold a Beautification Awards Program which acknowledges excellence in the field and is judged by a panel of  landscape architects and lighting designers. This year there were over 105 entries in the varied categories. The awards ceremony was held at one of our favorite places...the Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College this past Friday. The event was well attended and it was great fun to meet with our San Diego colleagues, educators and vendors.
We are pleased to announce that our work at Torrey Pines Landscape Company was selected and honored by the judges this year.
We were the winners of both the following Categories:  Design & Build Construction Estate
& Residential Maintenance Estate. We also received an achievement award for Residential Maintenance.
It's wonderful to be acknowledged, yet our main focus is to continue to bring excellence in service to our existing clients both design & construction as well as maintenance. It's our mission to use our creativity and experience to bring your outdoor retreat to life. We specialize in custom  installations, excelling in projects that require detailed quality craftsmanship.
We also sponsored two awards at this event because we believe in supporting the CLCA because of their continued efforts of our industry to conserve and protect San Diego's resources.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Torrey Pines Landscape Co. Celebrates the 'Lion's Tail'

We have always said that drought tolerant doesn't have to mean dreary. And a water-savvy trick we recommend for your San Diego water-wise gardening is to make use of the beautiful native plants from other dry regions around the globe. The Leonotis leonurus, or Lionstail, is our featured water-wise flowering perennial shrub for June. This native of South Africa, if grown in well drained soil with full sun, can grow as much as 6 feet high and wide, so place at the rear of flower beds or along fences and walls. The deep orange color of the tubular flowers is only surpassed in attraction by their arrangement on the stems. The tiered flower clusters are reminiscent of a Zeigfield folly production. Proper pruning can encourage blooms that you may enjoy well into the fall.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Torrey Pines Landscape Company's Top pick for Where to Visit this Weekend

Many of our existing clients are gardeners at heart. We encourage them & you to visit Balboa Park, Room 101 Casa del Prado this Saturday, June 18th from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. The Master Gardeners, are having a plant sale.  They've made it convenient and easy. Park in nearby lots and take a free tram to the sale. There is a plant holding area provided & a drive-up zone for plant pick-up.
What to expect:

1) A wide variety of plants for sale at great prices. Choose from natives, tropicals, staghorn ferns, bromeliads, heirloom and unusual veggies, fruit trees, bulbs, herbs, succulents, annuals and perennials.

2) A 'garden marketplace' section where you can shop for hand-crafted bird houses, protective gauntlets, hypertufa pots, crystal totems, tool sharpeners and more!  FYI: A Hypertufa pot is a planter, made of peat, river sand & cement, that is an attractive alternative to a concrete or stone planter. They are suitable for many types of plants and are particularly good for cacti, sedum, and succulents. They instantly looks aged and have a natural look to compliment plants and shrubs in the garden. Hypertufa pots are very plant friendly—the bulky and porous wall thickness acts as a reservoir for water. Their porousness allows for easy passage of air to the root system.

3) Q&A: Get answers to garden questions from the Master Gardeners.  They are a group of volunteers trained and supervised by the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE).  They also have an exhibit at the Del Mar fair on pest control.

Torrey Pines Landscape Company applauds the Master Gardeners and their efforts to continue learning and their ceaseless dedication to help other gardeners grow.

from the office of Torrey Pines Landscape Company