GARDEN HIGHLIGHT: 1938 Colonial-Revival Regenerative Garden in Hollywood, CA
July 10, 2019

“What is this garden doing?”   This is the question I must ask throughout the design process of any project.  There is…

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How Does Measure W Affect You?
June 19, 2019

What Is Measure W? Measure W was voted into effect in November 2018 and will raise an estimated $300 million per…

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Get Rewarded for Going Green! Turf Replacement Rebates
May 25, 2019

Did you know you can get a rebate of $2 per square foot for turf replacement? If you are considering converting…

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Landcare Specialists and the Future of California Gardens
March 24, 2019

Garden maintenance for California requires an understanding of what happens on a month-to-month and seasonal basis. There are some gray areas…

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Hugelkultur Berms: What Are They? How to Build Them? And Why?
March 11, 2019

Hugelkultur (noun – German – translates to “mound culture”) is a horticultural technique where mounds constructed of wood material, such as…

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A Prayer For The Planet
January 1, 2019

Hope is a powerful feeling.  It can inspire action, and by inspiring action we experience monumental accomplishments. At the beginning of…

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Shawn Maestretti landscape design, hardscapes, and native gardens in California
A Message Of Gratitude
November 17, 2018

It’s that time of year to give thanks. What I love about Thanksgiving is that it does not revolve around the…

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Fall Planting Post
October 13, 2018

Leave-strewn paths and misty mornings… Fall is here!

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Where Science Meets Art
September 25, 2018

Thank you APLD CA for asking me to write an article for your Fall issue of California Landscape Design. 

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