Landscaping Design: Materials

Selecting the right hardscape materials is essential to achieve success in any landscaping design. The three main types of landscape material are stone, concrete, and brick.

Each one has unique characteristics that make it better suited for different applications. You should also consider the climate when selecting materials as some are more durable than others in harsh weather conditions.

If you need help picking out the right materials for your next landscaping project, contact Tamate Landscaping. We would be happy to assist you in choosing the best products for your needs.

Tricky Artificial Turf Installation in San Francisco

Are you considering installing artificial turf in your front or back yard? While it might sound like a fairly straightforward task, the process of having artificial turf installed in San Francisco can be tricky due to hilly topography and strict zoning regulations.

5 Elements Used in Japanese Gardens

Japanese gardens have a centuries-old tradition of creating harmony between the natural world and human beings. They are characterized by certain aesthetic and symbolic elements, which can be seen in many gardens across Japan.

Protecting Against Crazy Rainy Weather

The weather has been so unpredictable lately! One minute it’s sunny and beautiful, the next minute there’s a huge downpour. If you’re like me, you’re probably tired of constantly having to reschedule your plans due to the ever-changing forecast.

3 Tips for a Beautiful, Sloped Landscape

Just like any art form, a well-done sloped landscape is the result of careful attention to detail and a touch of creativity. With these three tips in mind, you can create a beautiful, sloped landscape that will be the envy of your neighborhood.

How to Choose the Right Fish for Your Japanese Koi Pond

Every pond is different and will require a different combination of fish to keep it healthy and looking beautiful. By understanding the basics of koi care, you can select the right fish for your pond and create a stunning Japanese landscape that will be the envy of your neighbors.

The Case for Annuals – Why “Once a Year” Isn’t a Waste

When you think “garden”, a lot of people think of something that blooms all year round, and several years in a row. Many think of lovingly tending to this plant or that bush and watching it grow. In other words, perennials, of one sort or another. You may, in fact, be a plant snob, who wouldn’t even think about planting one of those single year plants like those less knowing hayseeds that just plant any old thing.  Of course, in […]

Green Construction: Metal Recycling

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Yet another green facility in our responsible landscape operation is Circosta Iron and Metal Company.  During the demo phase of our projects, we often run into all kinds of old metal fences, rebar, pipes, furniture etc.  Instead of bringing it to landfills, we’ll sort it and recycle it.  Below you see our truck on the scale prior to unloading.

Green Construction: Sustainable Crushing

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Today, there are green construction methods that are not only more environmentally friendly, but also more efficient.

Lights and Lanterns

A well-lit home is not only more inviting to guests, but it can also be a deterrent to would-be burglars.

Pressure Treated Lumber (PT)

Pressure treated lumber (PT) is a common choice for decks and other outdoor projects because it resists rot, insect infestation and fungus.