Kent Horner

Local landscape artist can transform your yard

Local landscape artist can transform your yard

C & H Gardens Artistic Landscape & Tree Service, Inc. founder Kent Horner brings something extra to the task of landscaping.

Caring for your staghorn fern

In my last column, I talked about building shade structures or lathe houses to create a different climate for your shade loving plants and juvenile tropicals. One of my favorite plants that loves the shade house environment in So Cal is the staghorn fern.

Moving large plants isn’t easy

When you work in the field, you will often find plants that are beautiful but too large for their environs.

Learning about ground covers

If you are a gardener, enjoy landscaping or just like to visit the beautiful gardens, we have here in Encinitas at Swami’s or the San Diego Botanic Garden off Encinitas Boulevard, then you are probably quite familiar with the term “ground cover.”

Learning on the job can yield painful lessons

When I was first starting out as a young tree guy and landscape contractor putting myself through school, I didn’t have much experience, but I certainly had enough drive and energy to tackle almost any job using just plain common sense. But sometimes, a little knowledge can save you time, money and headaches.