Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Our Landscaping an Tree Services in Conejo Valley!!!

At Gonzalez Landscaping & Tree Service, we are aware of what it means to have your property looking absolutely perfect. This is the reason why we provide a wide variety of residential and commercial services to offer our customers a complete one stop experience in order to maintain your garden and lawn in a flawless state.

You can be certain that your landscaping arrangement will be done with your personal taste, and with careful attention to quality and detail. We grant excellent service, delivered at a timely matter in the most cost-effective way. (Read about our Water-Saving Plants Article)

Our Simi Valley licensed landscaping professionals offer a full range of services for residential and commercial customers which include:          

Landscape Arrangement

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Gonzalez has the natural talent and professionalism to create wonderful landscape arrangements with the taste and joint vision of his customers. His landscape arrangement services include: garden landscaping, tree landscaping, landscape edging, yard landscaping.


Tree Services

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As living organisms, trees need to be taken care of in a proper manner. We offer you the solution for a well kept, beautiful tree with services that include: tree pruning, tree trimming, tree maintenance, tree planting, tree landscaping, stump grinding, tree topping, tree cleaning, tree limbing.


Landscape Maintenance

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Your property’s landscape needs to be maintained appropriately so it can blossom and become more beautiful every day. For this our Los Angeles landscaper offers the services of: lawn maintenance, garden maintenance, yard maintenance, tree maintenance, turf maintenance, landscape cleaning, yard cleaning.

Irrigation Services

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Water is the fountain of life, your garden needs the right amount of water, not only to survive but to maintain a fabulous aesthetic. To provide the right amount of water to your garden and lawn, we install the services of: lawn sprinkler systems, water irrigation systems.

Drainage Services

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Tired of having floods in your yard? We supply the best services for: water drainage, yard drainage, lawn drainage, storm-water drainage.



Other Services

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Among our wide variety of services we include: firewood cutting, log splitting, ground covers, seed & sod, and more.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Organize Your Ideas with a Planting Plan

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A planting plan doesn’t have to be complicated; it can help you to organize your ideas and make decisions on how many plants you are going to need.

Figuring out the cost of your plants

If you are able to buy large trees and shrubs you will be able to have an instant garden; if you can’t afford them then you will need patience to grow young plants. For instance, Perennials can bloom and reach their maximum height in the first couple of years, so don’t spend money on big plants. Besides, it will be very interesting to see them grow as time goes by.

Gonzalez Landscaping and Tree Service in Agoura Hills, CA can help you choose the best plants at a great price. We are very experienced so we can offer our services along with great materials at a lower cost than most landscapers.

Organizing your Plants

Many people get excited and try to cram too much into a small space, but overcrowded plants tend to be unhealthy, so always think about what their final spreads will be when drawing up your plan. The best way to make your plants look fuller is to put them all in a group together.

  • If you group plants in the shape of a sausage (which works well for cottage and prairie styles), or in triangle shapes they will look better and you will be able to create harmony among disparate groups.
  • When you place the occasional plant away from its group it will look like it grew naturally.
  • In order to create contrast with natural plantings elsewhere do a formal planting design near the house.
  • Gonzalez Landscaping and Tree Service in Thousand Oaks, CA usually plants trees at a good distance from your property to prevent the ground from sinking, and to give them enough space to mature.

Visualize your ideas

At Gonzalez Landscaping and Tree Service in Agoura Hills, CA we believe you should try to visualize a planting plan. If you are doing a small garden you can sketch the view from an upstairs’ window. Feel free to let your imagination run wild and don’t worry too much about being accurate at this stage.

  • Next, look at all the views from the house at ground level and think if you want your plants to frame, enhance, or block them.
  • Be sure to scope out the field, decide where the plants are going to be. You can place these on your drawing as simple shapes.

You should also take photographs as well, that way you can refer to them when you draw your plan. If you already have a pretty good idea of what you want, you can sketch your ideas directly onto the photographs; if not; work on a sheet of tracing paper laid on top. These rough sketches will help to prepare a more organized planting plan.

The Last Draft Of Your Planting Plan

If you are preparing a plan for your own use you will not need fancy graphics, if you need help Gonzalez Landscaping and Tree Service in Agoura Hills can give you ideas that will produce a beautiful landscape that you can be proud of.

  • On the last draft of your plan, map out the sections that you would like to plant, and then add the plants you want.
  • To help you decide where trees, plants or shrubs will be, sketch circles to scale.
  • So you are able to see how dense your planting will be, mark out a square meter on the ground and calculate plant spacing for different species using their final spreads. Make a note of them for future reference.
  • You can design your plan on graph paper. When choosing the scale, take into account how big the beds or borders are going to be. A scale of 1:50 or 1:20 is appropriate for an intricate plan.
  • Also, make sure you trace your drawing to develop a nice, complete design. Make two versions: a drawing to keep for yourself and the other version that you can use when you are going to plant. It would be nice if you laminate your last draft to protect it from the weather.

If you want a garden that not only looks beautiful but it brings harmony to the overall landscape of your property please call us at (805) 573 0809


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Frequently Asked Questions for Gonzalez Landscaping & Tree Service

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What areas do you serve?

Gonzalez Landscaping and Tree service operates in Conejo Valley area serving the cities of: Camarillo, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Westlake Village, Newbury Park, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills and more.

Is there a charge for estimates?*

No, we do not charge for estimates of any maintenance services or landscape work. We evaluate the project and give you a free of charge estimate of what it could cost.

What does the term landscaping include?

When we talk about landscaping we refer to all the improvement performed in the outside of your home. Everything on your property that stands outside is part of its landscaping. A property and its landscape should be in harmony and synchronize with each other, which is where the art of landscaping designs begins.

Is it viable to hire a professional landscaper to work on my landscape or can I do the work myself?

Some work can be done by yourself if you have the time, budget and skills. But other projects demand higher training and professionalism; in this case you will need to hire a landscaper. If the work that needs to be done requires not only skills, but special tools or machinery, don’t try to save money by trying to do it yourself, it will actually cost you more in the long run.

Are there other practical options to avoid mowing lawns?

Yes, there are other alternatives rather than having to mow your lawn. We install amazing ground covers that look very beautiful in any property; you can also considerate flower beds, wider walkways, among others.

Call Us Now for a FREE Quote! (805) 573 0809