We've talked a lot about outdoor landscaping and gardening, but what about the inside of your home? Houseplants can be a great decoration to liven up your living space, especially in the colder months. They're also mood boosters, bringing a touch of nature indoors and adding a pop of color.
Ferns make a great plant to keep in your bathroom due to their love for humidity. You can make sure your fern is kept happy by misting it a couple of times a day. The lemon button fern makes a great plant for the bathroom due to its minimal upkeep. They don't need a lot of light and are generally hard to kill. Another bonus is that it leaves a fresh lemony scent!
If you often worry about over or under-watering your plants, succulents are perfect for you. In the summer, succulents usually only need to be fed about once every two weeks, and in the winter months only about once. Succulents are the perfect plant for almost any climate and can add an element of harmony and freshness to your home. They are also easy to find in a variety of sizes, so you can place them anywhere you see fit.
People love orchids for their color variety and daintiness. These flowers can make a great centerpiece for a dining room table or to add color to your bedroom.
We recommend putting two to three ice cubes a week in your orchid plant, not touching the leaves. The slow melt of the ice ensures your orchid doesn't drown. If your orchid seems like it needs more watering, simply add one more ice cube per week and observe.
Why Have Houseplants?
By adding an element of nature into your home, houseplants add pops of color and calmness. Not only do houseplants look good, but they make us feel good too!
Aesthetics aside, house plants have health benefits too! They can help improve the air quality of your home since they are natural air purifiers. This not only enhances your well-being but also creates a healthier environment for your decor.
About Pacific Vista Landscape Services
Established in 1988, Pacific Vista Landscape Services manages every aspect of landscaping maintenance and design.
For more information contact us at:
22777 Lyons Avenue, Suite 212 Santa Clarita, CA., 91321, USA
The holidays are here and it’s time to decorate! We all love to look at the festive decorations that grace houses and businesses as we go through the holiday season.
We get to see everything from a simple charming string of lights gracing the eves to a massive computer operated program that coordinates the lights to music creating a multi-sensory experience. Whether big or small, lights and decorations are a beautiful way to express the season.
When it comes to decorating your own landscape, Pacific Vista Landscape Services would like to offer some suggestions to make your life easier. Here is an easy list of things you definitely want to do and some things you probably want to avoid.
Be sure to highlight architectural or landscape features. Do you love something about your house or yard? Show it off!
Consider your homes’ placement. If your house sits farther back on your lot, consider using strands of lights with larger bulbs for higher visibility.
Be practical. This about where the lights will be in relation to the driveway or any walkways. Avoid putting strands right across the walkway which would create a trip hazard.
Plan ahead. Make sure you have outdoor safe lights and enough extension cords. Also be sure you have enough lights to do the job you want to accomplish.
Check your lights before you hang them. There’s little that is more annoying than finding out a strand doesn’t work after you’ve already put them up.
Be neighbor friendly. Avoid loud decorations, like the blowup décor. Also aim your projection lights so they don’t shine at the neighbor’s home.
Used correctly, projection LED lights are an easy way to decorate and can look great not just on the house, but on plants and hedges too. One unit can light a large area, takes less electricity, and no strings of lights to deal with, and clean-up is easy!
Light everything in the yard, unless you get it professionally done with the correct equipment to do so safely.
Allow some wow factor by using “blank” space in your decoration. It can certainly add an extra punch to the lights without overdoing.
On the other end of the scale, don’t leave your decorations unbalanced and looking incomplete. Plan out your decorations and make sure it looks complete.
Try to avoid mixing LED and traditional lights and instead pick one style. It will keep your decorations looking cleaner.
Don’t overload the circuits. Take care to keep safety at the top of the list when decorating. Using the correct amount of lights on one circuit is important. Plus, how can you enjoy your lights if something blows, then the whole house is dark.
Finally, when you are decorating, don’t step on the top rung of a ladder. Safety first!
Pacific Vista Landscaping wants you to be safe this holiday season but also encourages you to enjoy the festivities. Be sure to take those precautions but have fun when decorating your yard. Happy Holidays!