July 2014
Vol. 4, Issue #7
In This Newsletter
CLCA Awards
Welcom Lindsay Chiccone
Smart Irrigation Month
July Priorities

Weekly Mowing

Irrigation Maintenance

Post Emergent Herbicide Applications

Tree, shrub, and groundcover pruning

Annual Flower Care



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Time to enjoy the great weather and outdoor living.  So sit back relax by the pool, head to the beach, the river or lake.  Enjoy  reading this July Newsletter and finding out what's new at Landesign. 


In this issue, we highlight our recent projects that were recognized for outstanding performance at the CLCA 2014 Landscape Achievement Awards ceremony. We are excited to share the winners with you!



John and Denise Fitzgerald
Landesign C&M, Founders
Welcome Lindsay Chiccone  


We are excited to welcome, Lindsay Chiccone, onto the Landesign team as junior estimator and designer. Her degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in Landscape Architecture makes her an excellent choice for enhancing your site's landscape. In her short time here, she has already taken on several design projects and installations.


While at Cal Poly, she partnered with a Southern California architecture firm for her senior project. Lindsay was awarded Best Senior Project for her design focusing on a water-wise landscape for a biomedical facility. The American Society of Landscape Architects also recognized her with the "Award of Honor" for her outstanding work as a landscape architecture student. Originally from San Diego, she is enjoying exploring Sonoma County with her husband, Chris. They were married last month and relaxed on their honeymoon in Jamaica. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dog, Rosie and spending time with family and friends. 


July is here! And satisfying your plants need for water seems like an impossible feat. Here are some key guidelines and routines to help keep up with summer's unquenchable thirst.



Checking in - Checking your home and commercial system for under and over watering is key. As the weather changes, so should your irrigation system to meet plants and lawns summer needs. Ideally, systems should be checked in June and August.


Dealing with Drought - California and many other states are feeling pressure of water restrictions. During times of drought, having an efficient irrigation system is crucial. Incentives for smart controllers, drip irrigation systems, and lawn replacements are available and worth taking        advantage of.


First Signs of Trouble - Early detection can save a lawn and plants before it is too late. Brown spots are easy to spot, but plants too need attention. Checking for nozzle or emitter clogs will help save plants from dying. Also, ensuring the water droplet size is optimized will help eliminate misting.


Common Mistakes - Often times we "set it and forget it" at the beginning of the season, but clocks need to be adjusted to prevent over and under watering. Using soil-moisture sensors and weather-based products can help finesse your irrigation system.

2014 CLCA Awards

1st Place - Fountain Grove Lodge

Large Commercial Installation

Fountain Grove Lodge is an independent senior community spanning 10 acres with gorgeous mountain, golf course, and oak grove views. 

Designed by Peter Wurtz, Landesign Group 




1st Place - Hansel BMW & VW

Medium Commercial Installation

These luxury car dealerships are family-owned and operated in Santa Rosa. The Hansel Auto Group provides it all from sales to exceptional service. 

Designed by Don McNair, McNair Landscape Architects



1st Place - Boudin SF Restaurant

Small Commercial Installation

Recognized as one of the North Bay Business Journal's top real estate projects, Boudin SF brings a taste of the city to Santa Rosa. 

Designed by Robert L. Cox, Tangram Landscape Architecture


1st Place - Flater Residence

Medium Residential Installation 

This large residential estate situated in Santa Rosa has spectacular views of the surrounding foothills. Installation of low water-use perennials, grasses, and drip irrigation are showcased on this property.

Designed by Peter Wurtz, Landesign Group



Award of Recognition - Farmer's Lane Plaza

Medium Commercial Maintenance

Located in East Santa Rosa, Farmer's Lane Plaza offers shopping and dining in an open-air environment. They are home to a wide variety of tenants.



Landesign Construction & Maintenance, Inc.
P. O. Box 2326
Santa Rosa, California  95403
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