Spring has hit the central coast and with that, the natural landscape has awoken. A number of native plant species have begun to grow and blossom in a matter of weeks. These recent rains have given these natural wonders a chance to show their true potential and are a great example of how homeowners can transform their yards using native plant species. For those who love the outdoors, plants for the landscape can be found on hikes through almost any area close to your own home. For those living in the Los Osos area, Montana de Oro is currently booming with a number of gorgeous plants waiting to inspire you. Beautiful floral displays put on by bright orange to yellow California poppies (Eschscholzia californica), Sand aster (Corethrogyne filaginifolia) with purple daisy like flowers and a back drop of grey green foliage, and the intense contrast of the California buttercups’ (Ranunculus californica) deep green foliage and showy yellow flowers. For those in San Luis Obispo, many incredible specimens can be found at Bishops Peak. On a typical day in spring, one can come across a unique selection of spring flowers and color. A local wild flower called Padre’s Shooting Star (Dodecatheon clevelandii), with purple fading to white, pendulant flower petals and a yellow center is beginning to pop up along the Felsman loop trail. The flowers resemble stars falling from space that have landed in the landscape. California paeony (Paeonia californica) are also a must see and have plant for the central and southern coast gardener. This native species of paeony are just as beautiful as the ones you may find in a floral shop and they are a great option for the local area. These plants can appear as stunning bouquets of deep maroon flowers and dark green, fringy foliage growing from the ground in the yard that will come back year after year due to their tuberous manner of growth. There are many ideas for your garden that can be found in nature year round and spring is a great time to start.
An important aspect to landscaping is knowing what plants will work for your area and where to get them. Landscapers and nurseries located in the Arroyo Grande area will have the best idea of what plants will work for you. Whether you are focused on water conservation or just trying to spruce up your yard, a central coast nursery is a good place to start. One of the largest and best known nurseries here locally is Native Sons Nursery in Arroyo Grande. Native Sons Nursery offers a wide range of native plants that are well adapted for the coastal and surrounding areas. You can find varieties of perennials, grasses and shrubs that thrive in our Mediterranean climate. Bosch Landscaping depends on local nurseries like Native Sons for their knowledge as well as the variety and quality of plants they have. Be sure and contact us here at Bosch Landscaping or visit a local nursery for information on your landscaping needs.
With the price of water consistently rising it’s no wonder why choosing a water wise landscape just makes sense. Bosch landscape understands this concept and is constantly finding new innovative ways to improve on water conservation throughout their various landscape projects on the central coast. Careful consideration is taken when choosing a yards plant life including a wide variety of native plants. Native plants are ideal for water conservation and provide the perfect setting for local insects and wildlife. As part of a water wise landscape Bosch landscaping includes various hardscape features that not only improve the visual appearance of the yard but also provide visually impactful spaces that don’t need water and constant maintenance. Some of these hardscape features includes stone walkways, outdoor bbqs, retaining walls, arbors and more.