Great New Service from Owen Dell and Associates!

Try out this great new plant care support service, available exclusively from Owen Dell and Associates, LLC.

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New Product Highlight: Planting Holes

A revolutionary new sustainable landscaping product has come on the market. Have a look.

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A Sustainable Alternative to Power Leaf Blowers

There’s a new, eco-friendly alternative to the noisy, polluting gas leaf blower. And it’s recycled!

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Beyond Sustainable Landscapes

Sustainable landscaping isn’t good enough. Here’s what we need to do.

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Local Man Reconnects With Nature on Facebook

Santa Barbara man gets back to nature, thanks to the awesome power of social media. Heartwarming story!

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Water Budget Busting

Water budgeting features on conventional irrigation controllers don’t meet the needs of plants and can result in damage to the landscape. Weather changes require altering the frequency of irrigation cycles, not the run times.

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Roll Out the Rain Barrels?

Rain barrels are the de rigueur item for urban eco-hipsters these days. They’re sold in every garden catalog, subsidized or given away by water districts, and touted by virtually every garden expert in creation as a way to reduce garden water use and be more “green.” There are rain barrel community workshops, rain barrel seminars, […]

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Kobe Mulch: Artisanal, Local, Sustainable

Kobe Mulch: Artisanal, Local, Sustainable The refined estates of the Santa Barbara area are set to become the latest beneficiary of the Kobe Mulch craze that’s suddenly sweeping America. Modeled on Japan’s famed Kobe Beef, Kobe Mulch is an artisanal mulch that’s produced from specially selected wood chips and subjected to a series of complex, […]

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The Attack of the Designosaurs

Speaking of monsters (see “Garden Wise Guys” below), the time has come to talk of some of the design practices that ought to go the way of the Stegosaurus. Just as this ancient dinosaur became extinct when conditions changed around it, the changing conditions of our present world are making lots of formerly accepted gardening […]

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Garden Wise Guys News

Learn about sustainable landscaping the fast, fun way. Join Santa Barbara landscape architects Owen Dell and Billy Goodnick as they host the popular sustainable landscaping sitcom Garden Wise Guys on City TV channel 18, County TV channel 20, or on the web.  In the current episode, “Lawn and Order,” the Wise Guys end up in […]

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