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Garden Ideas For Your Malibu Home

by ritasimpson November 30, 2012 Gardens

There is no better way to experience a place than walking through the garden. Making it an unforgettable experience is what you get when you hire someone like Madison Cox. I thought it very relevant to the new Malibu homeowner. Gleam some tips for making the garden in your Malibu home a cut above the …

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Add Warmth To Your Malibu Garden

by ritasimpson November 21, 2012 Gardens

Gather around a firepit wall

Overlapping panels of ipe wood and colored concrete flank the firepit could grace your Malibu home. Stone veneer forms a chimneylike background for the flames, creating a classic focal point for this true outdoor living room.

Plant living torches. Golden flower plumes of Miscanthus sinensis shimmer and sway over grassy leaves.

Add shadow casters. Small …

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Tips For Using The Landscape For Your Malibu Home Energy Efficiency Plan

by ritasimpson November 6, 2012 Gardens

Use these tips for your Malibu Home. While homeowners can take low-cost steps to make the inside of their homes better insulated and therefore more energy efficient, the landscape isn’t often seen as a part of the problem… or the solution. Basic green technologies like smart tree placement and green roofs and walls can be …

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What Plants To Save And Which To Plant In a Drought Area

by ritasimpson August 17, 2012 Gardens

Here are 5 Plants You (Almost) Never Have to Water and would work beautifully in a Malibu garden:

Not every plant is a big drinker; some can get along with only a few sips. Here are 5 drought-resistant plants that won’t break your water budget.

Susan Gottlieb, an expert on drought-tolerant gardens, says native plants have the …

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Plants You can Grow In Your Malibu Garden

by ritasimpson July 31, 2012 Gardens

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Potter’s Garden In Malibu

by ritasimpson July 14, 2012 Gardens

A clean, well-lighted place describes what one needs in a potting room.  The experience is different than working under the sun, digging the hard clayish soil of Malibu. Although the moments of solitude and complete immersion is similar,the quietude of trimming topiary, repotting  and of  making flower arrangements is distinct.

Find a corner in your Malibu home …

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How To Care For Your Beautiful Malibu Sycamore Trees

by ritasimpson July 10, 2012 Gardens

Sycamore Tree
Sycamore Tree Disease Diagnosis, Treatment & More

The sycamore tree is an immense durable tree with a rapid growth rate and expansive root system. It has an upright, pyramidal crown when young and as it matures develops a rounded, irregular form, with a scaffold of large diameter branches. The most unique feature of the sycamore tree is …

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Taming Wildlife In Your Malibu Home

by ritasimpson April 16, 2012 Gardens

I’m always asked , how do you deal with raccoons, gophers, coyotes and all other wildlife that might come into your Malibu garden. To say the truth I don’t…I just let them be. But I just ran across this article in the Los Angeles Times that might help you.

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Landscape Art Ideas For Your Malibu Home

by ritasimpson April 3, 2012 Architecture

There is always something beautiful to add to your already gorgeous Malibu home, here some photos from LandArt to inspire you.

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Gorgeous Garden Paths For Your Malibu Home

by ritasimpson March 30, 2012 Gardens

One of my favorite aspects of being a realtor in Malibu is the opportunity to see all the beautiful homes and gardens in the community. Caravan day, when agents are invited to visit the new listings is a treat! The variety of styles and microclimates in the area allow for such variety of styles so …

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