San Diego Low Maintenance Landscape Design

San Diego Low Maintenance Landscape DesignSaving money and working less is awesome. One way to achieve this is by incorporating a San Diego low maintenance landscape design into your outdoor living space. Smart landscape design and hardscape design is an intelligent investment for your property. California Smartscape specializes in low to no maintenance design and installation.


Save Water – The Drip Irrigation System is the most efficient method when irrigating your landscape. While sprinkler systems are around 75% efficient, correctly installed drip systems are 90% efficient, allowing for little wasted water.

Drip irrigation works by applying water slowly and directly into the soil through a network of valves, pipes, tubing, and drip emitters. Drip irrigation produces controlled amounts of water that soaks into the soil before it can evaporate or run off, so water is only applied where it is needed at the plant’s roots, rather than sprayed.

Another benefit of the drip irrigation system—besides saving money—is that it can reduce disease and problems associated with high levels of moisture on some plants. Drip irrigation systems can be controlled manually or with an automatic timer, and they also can send fertilizer directly to the roots of plants. This makes for a perfect San Diego low maintenance landscape solution.

Intelligent Planting – Xeriscaping is a smart planting technique and another way to guarantee water conservation plus save money on your water bill. Xeriscaping is one of the most ECO-FRIENDLY landscaping techniques—the term Xeriscape means landscaping with drought-tolerant plants to conserve water and reduce yard trimmings and waste.

Xeriscapes require less fertilizer and fewer pest control actions than traditional landscapes. Xeriscapes can be beautiful with a creative vision and tie into most homes and existing landscapes. San Diego drought-resistant landscaping offers a wide variety of options due to the temperate and semi-dry climate. Conserve water and save money by becoming an eco-friendly landscaper.

Low Maintenance Hardscape Design – Hardscape is a term that represents your patio, driveway, or walkway material, including materials like concrete, pavers, natural stone, and walls. Low maintenance hardscape begins with smart installation techniques and selecting the right material for your needs. Preparing the sub-base is the first step in installing a proper low maintenance hardscape. By excavating and removing the appropriate amount of soil and replacing it with class 2 base, then compacting it to ICPI standards the risk of sinking is reduced. The base hardens to create a strong barrier for weeds when installing pavers.

Low maintenance hardscape begins with smart installation techniques and selecting the right material for your needs.

Low maintenance decorative material such as “DG” (decomposed granite) can then be installed to fill in spaces between the flagstone and natural stepping-stones for your permeable pathway. Decomposed granite is an affordable solution for hardscape material. Other popular hardscape materials include flagstone, pavers, brick, and cut stone. Gravel can be low maintenance when installed correctly as well. Finally, sealing the hardscapes is the key to longevity of the product.

Properly installed hardscapes lend themselves perfectly to San Diego Low Maintenance Landscape Design.