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Looking for great design plants for your Montecito garden?

great design plants I know its still winter but I am already thinking about the spring and searching the Internet for ideas on great design plants for my Montecito garden. My research pointed me in the direction of this website from the City of Santa Barbara which has loads of information on creating beautiful, draught tolerant gardens.
If you are like me, you look at your home landscaping as an integral part of your local environment. Today, it’s more important than ever to incorporate sustainable landscaping concepts. Landscaping can also provide functional purposes such as erosion control, privacy or shade or warmth for the house. This helps to sustain the quality and health of our environment. Many Montecito homeowners today are concerned about their environment, looking for plants that are not only beautiful but also don’t tap our precious natural resources or add unnecessary polluting elements such as chemicals and fertilizers.
In our semi-arid climate, the water requirements of a plant are an important consideration. There are many beautiful, plants that don’t require a lot of water and are available locally. To avoid maintenance conflicts, group plants with similar water, sun, shade, and soil requirements. Be careful.  Some of these plants can “escape” from your garden and take over and degrade natural habitats.  Check out this extensive and interactive water wise plant database.
The concept of sustainable landscaping asks us to examine the input and output of our landscaping and find ways to minimize both. If you are looking for a landscape architect or designer in Santa Barbara to help you reach this goal, check out this list from Houzz, a community of more than 25 million homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world.
If you are looking to buy a new home in any of the upscale communities of Santa Barbara, to grow some great design plants, then please give me a call at 805.886.9378 or email me at With more than 20 years in the industry, consistently rated in the top 1% of Sotheby’s International Realty nationwide, I have the experience, knowledge, contacts and enthusiasm to help you find the perfect home

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