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Reference and Public Service Websites

Here are a few websites which I and others have found helpful in choosing materials, products and entities that may help assist in decision making for various aspects of landscape development.  These sites are intended to not only help the consumer choose elements for their landscape development, but also to help educate the public to some of the issues involved in landscape development here in Southern California.  This list is periodically updated to include technological advances in the industry as well as to keep abreast of current local practices and governmental regulations applicable to local landscape development.  Please feel free to share this page with friends and to return as needed for ideas and paths leading to any regulatory requirements or standards.

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http://davesgarden.com/ Great website for plant info.  Lots of pictures and cultural information.  Join for free or use up to 10 plant searches per day without membership.

http://www.californiagardens.com/index.html  Nice site with a variety of plant offerings that are appropriate for California.

http://www.efn.org/~bsharvy/edible.html   Edible landscape info w/ a good plant list.
 
http://www.jeeperscreepers.info/listall.html  Find a ground cover on this site!!

http://www.succulent-plant.com/    The best site that I’ve found that comprehensively covers a wide variety of succulents.

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http://www.rsf-fire.org/education/programs/adult_shelterinplace.asp      Rancho Santa Fe FD link to brochure for “Shelter In Place” Fire prevention.  Great planning concept!

http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/natres/06303.html   Good website that includes lots of info on fire resistant planning for landscapes.  Although it is Colorado oriented, most of the info, including the plant lists, are SoCal appropriate.

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2003/11/08/special_reports/homes/11_7_0320_50_24.txt   This site was from a local article after the fires.  All very SD County specific.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20050924-9999-1mi24plants.html  Here’s another San Diego article.

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http://www.mwdh2o.com/    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.  Lots of good info and links to articles, agencies, and more.

http://www.sandiego.gov/water/  San Diego Water Department site.  Lots of useful info whether you live inside or outside of the city bounds.  Conservation tips, irrigation calculator, news and more.

 http://www.saveourh2o.org/    California’s water resource guide

http://www.20gallonchallenge.com/index.html  San Diego 20 Gallon Challenge site.  Tips, news, resources for our region as well as water programs & incentives.

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Feng Shui       http://www.herbalhealing.co.uk/feng_shui_gardens.htm  Explains concept of Feng Shui, ancient Western art/science of spatial design.  Links to other sites as well.

http://www.prowellwoodworks.com/index.htm   Artistic gates, doors, arbors, light posts etc
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http://www.calredwood.org/about/about.htm  Good general information about redwood

Barbecues   http://www.bbqgalore.com/  BARBECUES and accessories

Shade Covers http://www.shadesails.com/  Tensioned fabric shade covers- Check these out!!

http://www.madeintheshadeawnings.com/.  Check the gallery for examples of retractable awnings, spearheads, and some of the convex awnings.

http://www.architecturalsalvagesd.com/home.htm  Look here for recycled building materials for home & garden.  Support LOCAL business!!

http://www.super-krete.com/    Treatment for refinishing existing paved surfaces.



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http://www.cslb.ca.gov/Consumers/consumers-overview.asp  Check a contractor’s license, how to hire a contractor, and other useful information to protect the consumer.

http://www.latc.dca.ca.gov/publicinfo/index.html   Landscape architect’s technical committee website.  How to check a license, select a landscape architect, file a complaint and other useful information

http://www.co.san-diego.ca.us/dplu/greenbuildings.html  find out about rebate programs and incentives to go green here in San Diego County.  Links to all kinds of county info and resources for all residents.

http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/ReUse/Links/Stores.htm  California Integrated Waste Management site with links to recycled building materials outlets in California & nationwide

http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/greenBuilding/Design/Guidelines.htm  California Integrated Waste Management site with links to a number of California LEED (Leading Energy and Environmental Design) guidelines and practices

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http://www.playworldsystems.com/lt/   Shows play structures & exercise par course

http://www.garden-fountains.com/Page.bok?template=browseStore  Indoor & outdoor, wall fountains & garden accessories.  Contemporary to rustic, sculptural to traditional.

http://www.kineticfountains.com/garden-fountains.asp  Over 300 fountains of various types.  Faux rock, architectural, wall, interior & garden fountains

http://www.prosperityfountain.com/   These fountains & accessories are mostly along contemporary lines. Some old world items as well.

http://www.fountainsbydesign.com/   Unique , mostly copper, fountains.  Custom or stock

http://www.copperfountain.com/catalog.htm   More copper fountains.  Advertised as “art”.  Some nice stuff for the right situation.

http://www.littleandlewis.com/index.html    Nice garden art.

www.mataortizpots.com  Beautiful, artistic pottery and collectables. Contact tcgord@cox.net

 

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http://www.krcrock.com/    A good website from local supplier of rocks, boulders, pavers & masonry

http://www.modernbuilderssupplyincsd.com/  Local company w/ pavers, block, retaining wall systems, etc.

http://www.rcpblock.com/   Good selection of stone & concrete pavers & wall materials.

 

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danperagine@scvlpt.com    Sculpture and constructions in various materials.  Murals and paintings

http://www.adesigngarden.com/#    Public and private mosaics for outdoor and indoor spaces

chriscut47@netzero.net   Chris Marszalek  (760)271-3955  Wood carver animals, human figures, and furniture.  Miniature to monumental scale.  Beautiful artwork.