Archive for May, 2017


Post-Drought Yard Maintenance Tips

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

May 23, 2017

by Lailan Ghafur

Although the drought has been declared officially over by Governor Brown, he believes we should make drought-proof living a lifestyle, not a temporary measure, he wants “to maintain water conservation as a way of life” . That way, we are preventing further catastrophes and preserving water for generations to come. Follow the following tips to keep your yard looking great, while being water-conscious at the same time!  

  • Plant Perennials–  They give you the same color payoff as flowers but require less water!
  • Opt for Ornamental Grasses–  Ornamental grasses are a great drought-proof option and need very little watering. Some great ornamental grass         options are: Blue Oatgrass, Purple Fountaingrass, and Pampas Grass.
  • Decorate your yard with gorgeous Succulents– Adding succulents to your yard add color and texture. They are a great way to add some flare to your garden while remaining water-conscious. 
  • Swap out grass for gravel or stones– This a low maintenance option that requires no water and gives your yard a contemporary look. 
  • Embrace the Turf-  Grass is the most high-maintenance item in your yard; in addition to being a water-guzzler, it requires a lot of upkeep such as fertilizing, aeration, seeding, etc. By choosing artificial turfs you bypass all the maintenance associated with natural grass, while reaping the same benefits. 
  • Harvest Rainwater from gutters-  It is as simple as it sounds. Just harvest rain water into a tank and later use this water for all your gardening needs! 

Keeping in mind these tips, there are still permanent restrictions on wasteful water practices such as:

  • Hosing off sidewalks, driveway and other hardscapes;
  • Washing cars with hoses that aren’t equipped with a shut-off nozzle;
  • Using water features that use non-recirculated water.
  • Watering lawns in ways that cause runoff, or with in 48 hours of measurable rain.

New Rentals Listings From North County Property Group!

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Spring is finally here! Time for BBQs, picnics, and of course the beach. If you, like most of us, can’t stay away from the beach, you should take a look at one of our new listings in Solana Beach! If the beach is not your scene, we have multiple properties located through out North County. Scroll through to check them out and if your interest is piqued, feel free to give us a call at 858-792-5797 to schedule a viewing.

Solana Beach Ocean Front – Rarely Available!

Executive Caliber Encinitas Home – Spectacular View!

Stunning Elfin Forest Ranch Style Home – Horse Property