Friday, May 29, 2015

Which flowers should you give your mother on Mother's Day?

In honor of Mother's Day that just passed this May 10th, we're dedicating this month's post to Mother's Day gifts and flowers. It's safe to say that your mother will be happy to receive any type of flowers you give her, is there a perfect flower for your mother? This is what we think:

Roses: For a long time, roses have been associated with motherhood. This timeless flower provides an opportunity to never go wrong. Your mother will always appreciate a rose.

Lilacs: lilacs are also a timeless option and are known to symbolize love. This is a great symbol of the love between a mother and child.

Orchids: orchids symbolize fertility and many children. This in essence is what make a mother just that-- a woman that has the ability to bare children.

Irises: these flowers are known to show affection and warmth. They also come in a variety of colors which can give your mother some quirky fun for Mother's Day.

Tulips: tulips are associated with new life and spring. They are just gorgeous an also come in many pastel-like colors that your mother will love.

These flowers are also great gift ideas for your mother on any occasion. Mothers should not only be appreciated on Mother's Day, but every day of the year. Call us if you need more help or information on landscaping or gardening!

Contact Us:
Gonzalez Landscaping & Tree Service
Phone: (805) 573-0809
Address: 530 L.A. Ave #115-331 Moorpark, California 93021

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

How to Maintain a Lawn Sprinkler System

If you have invested in a lawn sprinkler system, you know that they aren't cheap. It is only logical that you would want to protect your investment. Maintaining your sprinkler system is fairly easy since it only requires routine maintenance and seasonal check-up which you can really do yourself. We also recommend checking if the city you live in has an annual professional test requirement. In the event that it does, we recommend setting this up during the month of your birthday in order to help you remember.

The following tips will help you maintain your sprinkler system without breaking the bank or having to hire outside help:

  • Inspect the sprinklers frequently for any broken sprinkler heads. Replace them if necessary.
  • Run the system and place tin cans in order to gauge how much water is being received by your lawn. If for any reason there is low flow, check the sprinkler heads for cracks. You can also clean them by changing the filters.
  • Adjust the sprinkler heads so that they don't water the sidewalk or go into your neighbor's yard. Don't step on them. Adjustments should always be made with a screwdriver. 
  • Drain the entire system before winter hits to avoid freeze damage.
  • Check the controller if power is lost. This usually means that the controller needs to be reset. 
If you would like to know more information on how to maintain a sprinkler system or need landscaping services, please feel free to contact us. As our customer, you are our first priority. Happy Gardening! 

Contact Information: 
Gonzalez Landscaping and Tree Service
530 L.A. Ave #115-331
Moorpark, California 93021
Cell: (805) 573-0809

Friday, March 27, 2015

How to save a plant:

Caring for plants require time and proper technique. It can happen sometimes that we may forget to water the plant or may place it in an area where it does not get enough sunlight. In the event that your plant does begin to wilt or die, we have come up with the following tips to help nurse it back to life:
  1. Remove dead leaves from the plant: Trim away all dead leaves as these will not return back to life. You can use scissors or pruning sheers. Remember to leave any buds, even if they look unhealthy. 
  2. Consider repotting: Find out if the pot has become too small for the plant or if the pot is not in great condition to hold the plant. If you find that this is the case, repot it. 
  3. Check humidity levels in the home: Plants like humidity. Be sure that your home is humid enough to have plants. 
  4. Control sunlight: Be sure the plant it in a place where it gets some sunlight, but also somewhere that has some shade as well. Constant sunlight can also dry out the plant. 

Call us today for gardening or landscaping services. You can also see our website for more information. Happy gardening!

Contact Information: 
Gonzalez Landscaping and Tree Service
530 L.A. Ave #115-331
Moorpark, California 93021
Cell: (805) 573-0809

Friday, January 30, 2015

How to make your garden look nice!

If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, regardless of its size, take advantage of it! There are many ways to make if look great without breaking the bank. Having a nice looking garden will also make your home more appealing and something very noticeable in your neighborhood. Why not make you neighbors jealous? Here are some great tips we’ve developed to getting you on your way to making your garden spectacular:
  1. Garden accessories: At your local department store you can pick up some garden accessories like a picket fence or some nice lights for when it’s dark. These two items are often sold at a bargain and can add a subtle touch to your garden. 
  2. Add color: When choosing your plants, always add some color with flowers. Also, there are many decorative pots that you may add some color to by painting them. The possibilities are endless. 
  3. Keep your lawn green: Nothing compares to a green and luscious lawn! Take care of it by making sure your sprinklers are working if you have them or purchase a manual one to make sure your lawn gets hydrated. Additionally, add fertilizer when needed to give it the nutrients it needs to stay a nice shade of green! 
  4. Add a water fountain or a bird bath: Nature will love you for this and its very appealing to anyone looking at your garden. Fountains or bird baths make an excellent focal point for your garden. 
Taking care of your garden is worth it and can personalize the outside of your home. Have some fun with it! If you need any help with maintenance or landscaping and you live in the Los Angeles or surrounding areas, please don’t hesitate to call us!

Contact Information: 
Gonzalez Landscaping and Tree Service
530 L.A. Ave #115-331
Moorpark, California 93021
Cell: (805) 573-0809