About Kenyon Landscapes


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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About Us

The Beginning:

A lifKramer Farm Photoelong passion for growing things and an eye for design prompted Kenny to head to San Luis Obispo's Cal Poly's Dept. of Horticulture and Crop Science. Graduating In 1983, Kenny started working on Television Producer Douglas Cramer's Santa Ynez Vineyard and Ranch. Handling the landscape management, Ken was in charge of overseeing several areas of the ranch landscaping, moving several large oaks and installing irrigation systems around the property. He also worked with and for Pat Scott on the hardscape installation where he learned a great deal about masonry work.



The Growing Years:

Concentrating his business in the west side of Los Angeles, Ken started to design for many people in the entertainment industry and from those jobs expanded to their neighbors. As his business expanded, so did his acquisition of equipment. With his own operators, he has the ability to get in and get the job done without being dependent on outside contractors. Through the years Ken has spent a lot of time learning the building codes and has been brought in to repair jobs that are plagued with the problems of cheap work. Although our prices are not the cheapest around, we do stand by our work. For that reason, we make sure that it is done correctly and to code the first time around. Cutting corners will save money in the beginning but will end up causing a myriad of problems down the line. Check out our photo gallery for some of our clients residences.


Our Nurseries:

Over the years we have increased our growing grounds and have explanded our plant propagation. Our local nursery is Yardin the San Fernando Valley and provides plants to our custFarmomers and other landscapers. Our main nursery is the 300 acre White Owl Farm in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Making use of the natural irrigation -ie lots of rain - we have been able to grow large hedge material, japanese maples and other shrubs. We ship these plants down as needed. White Owl Farm also produces a variety of fresh cut peonies. Our peony season is May through July. Please submit your request on our contact page if you are interested in purchasing Peonies during these months.


Specialty Items:

Finding unusal and unique products is one of our specializations. A fence made of metal flowers,carved wooden planters, or an elaborate playhouse for the kids are just some of the projects we have worked on. So whether you want a sunken trampoline, a professional putting green, soccer field or koi pond, we can accomodate whatever your hobby or desire is. We believe that you should enjoy your yard and will work with you to make it a place you look forward to coming home to. We also provide a holiday decorating service so that you can sit back and enjoy the holidays. Check out our photo gallery for some of our creative projects.



We offer a full service landscape maintenance service. We offer two types of payment options. 1. A monthly set fee or 2. A Time and Material basis. Our service includes, mowing, weeding, and clean up. Fertilizers, insecticide spraying and seasonal plants are extra.



Ken Bio
Kenny Unger is the owner of Kenyon Landscapes. He specializes in Landscape design and construction. Working with our clients, Kenny listens to the concerns and needs of each person and incorporates that into a unique design for each client. Kenny specializes in finding one of a kind objects and often builds specific items that will make your residence stand out from your neighbors. Whether you want a koi bond or an English rose garden, Kenny is hands on from the consultation, through the design, construction and planting.






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