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Time to Plant:

Time for Summer Gardens

May 4, 2014

We have had a warm dry winter but now is the time to start planting our summer gardens. Hot weather is perfect for tomatoes especially Heirlooms which have more flavor. Plants some Roma's for pasta sauces as they are meatier and have less water. Also consider zucchini and summer squash, Corn, Cucumbers and beans. Make sure that you have Basil, Dill, Fennel, Sage and Thyme to had flavor to your dishes. Check out a vegetable page for the best plants to grow in the summer. Make sure to add and till in a slow acting, low concentrate of Nitrogen, Phosprous and Potassium. For an organic solution for Nitrogen use Bloodmeal, Cottonseed Meal or well composted manure, for Phosphorous use bone meal and for Potassium use a kelp meal or wood ash.

Water Conservation

Steps to Reduce Water Use.

May 4, 2014

Water is a problem here in Southern California, especially after our dry warm winter. The following suggestions will help cut down your water bill. If you must water by hand, use a soaker hose or sprinkler wand. They are more effecient than a regular hose and nozzle. Make sure that you store your hoses in the shade. Hot water coming out of a hose that has sat in the sun all day can stress and damage your plants. Let the water run and cool down before you shower your plants. Lawns need about 1 inch of water per week and perennials need 1 to 2 inches of water per week, so don't over water. If it is overly hot and windy, you may have to add additional water - Just don't over do it. Too much water can cause root rot. Water in the root zone, which is about double the size of the canopy. If the water starts to run off, let the water soak in before continuing. Water runoff is the biggest waste of water. Keep an eye on sprinklers to make sure your plants are receiving the benefit of the water and not the sidewalk. Keep your mulch fresh and loose. If it looks crusty, rake it up to allow the water to soak through. Water in the morning to allow the plants to soak up the water for the lond hot day.

Call now to schedule a yard spruce up. 818 371-8005

Summer in So California

Hot Hot Hot

May 4, 2014

With our hot summers in Southern California, one of the best things you can do is to apply Mulch to your garden areas. A good organic mulch will not only reduce the amount of water evaporation from your soil but will also add essential nutrients back in. It helps break up the clay in the soil providing for better water satuation. It also insulates the soil and, most importantly, helps keep the weeds down. If you notice bare areas in your garden that could use a boost of organic mulch, call us to schedule a fresh layer of mulch to be installed. Not only will your plants love it but it will give your yard a clean fresh look for the summer.

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Kenyon Landscapes Inc.

Landscape Design

DrivewayYour residence is the single most important investment you have and where you go to escape the rigors of life. At Kenyon Landscapes, we will work with you to design an outdoor living space that you will enjoy for years to come. Whether you want the simplicity of a rose garden or want to spend times with the kids on a sport court, we will work with you to create a space you want to spend time in. So consider relaxing with a glass of wine in front of your outdoor fireplace while enjoying our incredible California weather and give us a call.




Specialty Items

Wood PotsMany of our customers want one of a kind items to add a special touch to their residence. At Kenyon Landscapes, we have a shop and the tools to create just about anything you can think of. Some of our projects have been custom sculpted wood planters, metal arbors and gates, and fabricating stone coping. So if you can dream it, we can find it or build it.






One of the new trends in landscape design is edible gardens. Many people prefer the fresh picked taste of growing their own vegetables and herbs. These gardens not only provide beautiful color in your garden area but will also provide a healthy addition to your meals. With the barbeques fired up year round, roast some vegetables, season your meat with fresh herbs and enjoy the outdoors. Check out our Vegetable page for the growing schedule in Southern California.





Our California Nursery


At Kenyon Landscapes, we have an unique nursery selection that we have grown for our landscape jobs. Some of our specialty plants include Specimen Japanese Maples, Specimen Camellias, Silver Streak Agapantha, Varigated and Peach Clivia. We also carry a variety of drought tolerent plants and grasses for the ever popular Xeriscaping.



Our Oregon Nursery



Yamhill, Oregon


Located in the beautiful Willamette Valley in northwest Oregon, our nursery benifits from Oregon rainy weather and rich soil. With over a 100 acres in production, we specialize in Japanese Maples, Camelias, Lilacs, Conifers and have a variety of many other flowering shrubs.




Collecting Peonies



Fresh Cut Peonies


Starting in May, we begin our cut Peony production. Some of the most popular varieties that we offer are Sarah Bernhardts, Festiva Maxima, Coral Charm and Red Charm. We also carry many specialized varieties such as the yellow cut peonies - Garden Treasures, Lemon Chiffon and Goldilocks as well as the Green varieties - Green Halo and Green Lotus. Our main season runs from May through Early July but we do have some later blooming Peonies for those mid summer events.













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