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Bubbling Sphere in Patio
Manzanita Emerald Carpet
Jack Spratt New Zealand Flax
California Gray Rush
California Meadow Sedge
Manzanita Emerald Carpet

Common name:Manzanita Emerald Carpet
Botanical name:Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Emerald Carpe

The 'Emerald Carpet' is an evergreen groundcover that grows to 1' tall by 6-8' wide. It is favored by many landscapers as the manzanita of choice for inland situations. It has dark green leaves and exhibits compact growth. The variety is relatively tolerant of adverse soil conditions. -Monterey Bay Nursery

Jack Spratt New Zealand Flax

Common name:Jack Spratt New Zealand Flax
Botanical name:Phormium tenax 'Jack Spratt'

Phormium 'Jack Spratt' is an evergreen perennial. Big, dramatic plant composed of many swordlike, stiffly vertical leaves in a fan pattern. Flowers stems reach high above leaves, bearing clusters of small blossoms.

California Gray Rush

Common name:California Gray Rush
Botanical name:Juncus patens

Although a wetland plant, Juncus patens can tolerate fairly dry conditions. Eventually will clump to 2'-3' in many years. Grows to a height of 2'-2.5'. There are many selections of this species available with different foliage variations and heights. Carefree with little to no maintenance. Provides great upright structure to many styles of landscapes.

California Meadow Sedge

Common name:California Meadow Sedge
Botanical name:Carex pansa

This native Carex can be successfully used as a lawn substitute but requires significant water to obtain good coverage. Once coverage is reached, water can be reduced and maintenance is close to zero. Unmowed, the plant can be used effectively in a variety of conditions and will reach a height of 6" or under and spreads by rhizomes eventually to 2' +.

Designer: Four Dimensions Landscape

Bubbling Sphere in Patio

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Maintain a two to four inch layer of mulch on the soil surface to reduce weeds, infiltrate rain water, and reduce compaction.

Integrated Pest Management:

Drip and other smart irrigation delivers water directly to roots, allowing no excess water for weeds.