Finding Good Help

When most people think of security guards, they tend to think of harmless oafs that you see patrolling the mall or driving around parking lots late at night in cars designed to look like police vehicles. In short, poorly paid shlubs with no real authority, unable to do much more than scare young teenagers and report to the police when actual crimes take place.

These types of guards are common in lower end retail outlets and strip malls and serve as a very basic barrier for theft in locations where most theft can result in, at most, a few hundred dollars worth of product being stolen at once. The story changes drastically in higher end locations and businesses that handle large amounts of cash as part of their everyday activities.

Guards that work in these locations are often armed and present a much more serious, dangerous figure. That air of authority and the pistol on their hip act as a much higher level of deterrence for the businesses they help protect.

Despite the increased danger they present, many armed security guards receive only basic training during their accreditation process. Businesses hire them specifically as a deterrent, but this lack of training can make a bad situation far worse if an emergency situation does arise.

Guards that haven’t been properly trained to handle a variety of emergencies are liable to make some very poor snap decisions that can lead to unnecessary injuries or deaths of not just customers, staff, and criminals, but themselves as well. A stray bullet can even hit unaware passersby on the street going about their day.

While horrific injuries and deaths are bad enough on their own, this is also a highly destructive lawsuit that can take down your business waiting to happen. Customers, employees and even the criminals themselves can successfully sue your business if it’s found that the security guards you hired acted improperly during the situation, not to mention the premises liability that is laid on your shoulders in the case of an injury.

If you work in industries that carry a high risk of being targeted by criminal activity, the risk for this kind of liability rises precipitously. Cannabis retailers, for example, deal almost exclusively in cash and have a product that sells very well on the street. This makes them an attractive target for thieves and robbers, which requires them to elevate their security systems and staff.

Though many dispensaries contract out their security personnel from professional staffing agencies, they can’t depend on these companies to train their guards for situations that are unique to the industry and the geography of their storefronts. Specialized professional security firms like Cannabis Compliant Security Solutions can provide industry-specific training for guards that can make the difference between everyone coming out of a dangerous situation safely or not.

CCSS security guard training involves drilling your security personnel in observing suspicious behavior on and off-premises and responding to a variety of situations that may arise during day-to-day operations. They also provide a comprehensive plan for your security system so your security personnel can operate in tandem with your regular retail staff to protect your product, your customers, and your business from both internal and external threats.

Owning a cannabis dispensary in the Bay area is a tough enough job as it is without the constant gnawing anxiety about whether your security guards are properly equipped and trained to handle the growing number of threats lurking outside your doors. Give yourself some peace of mind and contact CCSS today to ensure your staff has the systems and knowledge they need to protect themselves and your business.

Cannabis Compliant Security Solutions

+19259221067

On The Home Stretch

The face of logistics has changed rapidly over the last two decades with the meteoric rise of Amazon and other online retailers. Neighborhoods that previously only saw USPS trucks rumbling through their streets are now visited by Amazon vans and even private passenger cars stopping by multiple times a day to deliver one package or another.

This step of the logistical process, where smaller logistical vehicles take packages from a distribution center to your doorstep, is referred to as ‘last-mile delivery’. Despite the relatively short distances involved, the potential for these vehicles to be involved in an accident or experience criminal activity is arguably higher than those of long-haul trucking. You’re more likely to get in an accident within 5 miles of home than over long distances, after all.

With greater risk comes a greater need for insurance, so if you are planning on operating a last mile logistics service, you need to begin researching what types of policies you’ll need as soon as possible. Last mile insurance providers run the gamut of cheap to expensive, but good brokers like SWAN Insurance can assess your business’s needs and get you the right policies without the fuss.

SWAN Insurance has been providing solid, affordable insurance policies for logistics companies and contractors all over San Diego for years, and has a sizeable number of testimonials from their clients that attest to their professionalism and reliability:

I’ve been working with Chris and his team for over one year and two months. My first insurance for my business. He always makes time for my questions or concerns.

No matter how small or tedious and responses are always timely.

Chris and Anna are very professional, polite, hard-working people, and patient. They do their best to provide the information needed. Very well organized. For my business, this is more than fine. I don’t even want to change my insurance because I don’t think I will find someone better than Chris and Anna. Excellent customer service!

I would strongly recommend Swan Insurance because of its quality service, full transparency, ease of doing business, and most importantly reliable. Happy with SWAN INSURANCE!!!

– Matthew Murdock, Google Review

Chris has been absolutely fantastic to deal with at Swan Insurance.  I received notification 2-3 weeks before my Workers Comp was supposed to renew that my carrier no longer accepted my market.  My General Liability rep gave me Chris’s number and within a week he not only had quotes for me but the rate was lower than the previous carrier.  Chris and Swan Insurance was an absolute Godsend to me.  I would highly recommend them.

– Kaylene J., Yelp Review

At first I had some difficulty getting communication from some of the representatives. However, that quickly changed for some unknown reason. In a society where customer service is on the decline, it’s obvious that it is still important to the people of Swan Insurance. They clearly explain the policies but I don’t feel oversold or over insured. They are quick to respond to any inquiries my employees or I have and they patiently follow up on pending policy matters, even if we are slow to decide on which policy to go with. I’ve come to appreciate their service and support

– Kelan W., Yelp Review

Commercial delivery vehicles are far from safe out there on the mean streets, so it’s absolutely imperative that you get your vehicle and your cargo the coverage they need to be fully protected from the dangers drivers will face out on the road. If you’re in San Diego, that means giving SWAN Insurance a call today:

SWAN Insurance

+18583813108

2148 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Getting Creative

The first truly destructive economic aftershocks of the 2020 pandemic response are beginning to let themselves be known as prices fly sky high across the board. Fuel, food, and just about every other essential consumer good’s price is rocketing upwards as global trade becomes squeezed by physical barriers and disrupted through cyber attacks.

With the price of international shipping going up, in other words, Americans are going to need to learn how to reuse and recycle current equipment, rather than depending on new items being manufactured and imported from elsewhere. This trend extends from clothing to office equipment, and it has plenty of tertiary benefits outside of just cost-savings.

The enormous cargo ships that are the lynchpin of international trade are also some of the most damaging to our planet. Each of these enormous craft is responsible for more greenhouse gasses than literally millions of cars, meaning transporting newly manufactured goods from countries like China to the United States is a singularly massive contribution to climate change. Far more than individual private vehicles and cows, which both coincidentally get far more coverage than global trade!

Buying used for items like office furniture also has the benefit of time savings – new sets often take months to complete fabrication and shipping. Used furniture has a turnaround time measured in weeks rather than months, so if you’re planning on opening up shop as quickly as possible, it’s definitely worth your while shopping for used rather than going directly for new.

Used items have a better cost-to-benefit ratio when it comes to measuring out cost savings over time – the depreciation for new items is far more steep than for used, meaning that they will lose their value far quicker than if you had purchased used. Used items tend to have far more stable and lengthy periods of valuation, so the furniture you purchased retains most of the value you paid for it even in the long term.

If you’re a southern California reader and you’re looking for solid, reliable and reasonably priced Los Angeles office furniture and Cubicles, give Creative Office Design a call. They have multiple show rooms, including ones in Los Angeles and Orange County, and offer a variety of services to go with the furniture sets they offer.

The team at Creative offers the services of their on-staff interior designers, who can help you get the most out of both the furniture set you’re buying and the space that you’re leasing. Their engineers can provide a number of different floor plans using CAD so you can choose from a variety of different sets based on how they would fit with your office’s design and décor.

Creative also offers services such as custom woodworking and refinishing, so if you already have an older office furnishing set that you don’t want to part with, you can hire the team out to revamp and repair the current set. As things get more expensive, these services may just end up saving your business thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars in the long run.

If you’re interested in purchasing new or used office furniture in the Los Angeles area, check out Creative Office Design at one of their show rooms:

Creative Office Design

+17143287627

Exterminators Going Green

The pest extermination and control process has been evolving for thousands of years as we find new and more effective means of destroying harmful bugs and rodents. As with most industries, this evolution has rapidly increased since the beginning of the industrial revolution with the introduction of more complex chemicals and dispersants that allow for much greater numbers of pests being exterminated at a time.

Unfortunately, pests are not the only creatures affected by the new chemicals – other, harmless animals and even humans have had disastrous health consequences with the rapid introduction of new pesticides and treatments. This has had the secondary effect of attaching an element of fear or nervousness to getting homes treated for pests, as clients worry that common pesticides may leave residue that causes harm to them or their families.

Luckily for the more health-conscious among us, companies such as Natural Science Exterminating are turning to chemical compounds and methods found in nature to deter and destroy pest infestations. Utilizing compounds produced by plants as a natural defense against the same pests that we deal with on a daily basis, the company leaves your house both pest-free and free from any potentially harmful residues.

They also are known for their quality customer service and thoroughness in the jobs they do, as evidenced by the long list of testimonials left on their social media pages:

“I didn’t know how relentless ants could be until our house became attacked by them!  Our house is always pretty clean and there was no food out for them to get but they wanted to march right through anyways.  I tried everything to get rid of them but they seemed like they were coming from inside the walls!!!  Natural Science Exterminating came out, and I must say, I was skeptical that they would be able to do anything since I had tried everything.  The first time they were out, the ants were back the next day… But fortunately they gave a guarantee and came back and the next time they tried something different and it worked!!  Thank goodness.  It’s now been a year later and we still have no ants.  I don’t know what I would have done without them!  Very knowledgeable and professional.  Pet and kid friendly.  I will use them again if I need to.”

(Alicen B., Yelp Review)
Read colleen m.‘s review of Natural Science Exterminating on Yelp

“I have had problems with ants at my new house and called to see if there was something that could be done to rid me of this problem without creating an unsafe environment for my two small children who are all over the floor all the time. I had someone come out that day, arrive on time, and had two different treatments done that day. Problem solved, very knowledgeable technician, and was very impressed with the attention to detail. It disheartens me to see such a negative review on such a great company. I know of the problems that were present within the time frame that this Pepper person is referring to and after a revamp of employees, this company deserves a much better review.”

(Alaina L., Yelp Review)

For Orange County readers that are looking to get an inspection but are not sure about which company to go with, Natural Science is offering free termite inspections in Garden Grove and beyond, so you can meet with the guys performing the treatment and determine if they are right for you. Give them a call at:

Natural Science Exterminating

+18002467378

11642 Knott Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92841

Termite Troubles

Today’s article is going to venture a bit into the personal realm as I tell you about my own recent troubles and the fantastic company I hired to help me out. The story begins just a few short weeks ago, when I noticed some cracks appearing in my drywall…

Last year, I contracted out some real morons to do some major remodeling in my home at the recommendation of some old family friends. The contractors knocked down some of the walls in my kitchen in order to open up space, believing from a misreading of the house plans that none of the walls were especially important or load bearing.

After enjoying my new kitchen for a couple of weeks, I began noticing some new cracks forming in the ceiling around where the old wall had been. After some investigating and bringing in a handyman friend of mine, we realized that the entire second floor of the house was beginning to bow downwards because, surprise surprise, the wall that was there originally really was load-bearing.

After some harsh words were exchanged that may or may not have involved legal threats, the contractors came back and fixed their mistakes. After the dust had cleared, we had a slightly bigger pillar holding up the second story, but the new kitchen looked nice enough.

Fast forward to a couple weeks ago, I began noticing some new cracks forming in a different part of the downstairs ceiling. Fearing the worst, I began drilling into the ceiling to do another investigation and found a very different problem.

Termites and their waste began pouring from the new hole and creating a gross little pile on the floor. Recognizing the severity of the infestation, I immediately began looking up some exterminator companies to come give me the bad news about what needed to be done next.

In my search, I happened to find Grand Oaks Termite Control, a southern California local company that had the best record of reviews of any other around. Not only did they have a great score, a ton of their clients had taken the time to write about how effective the company was:

I highly recommended Grand Oaks Termite Control.  I had an unusual situation where there were many areas of my wood paneling and roof that were affected by termites and wood rot. I have a decorative tree growing through the front part of my home which makes it very difficult to treat without damaging the tree. When Jason came for the preliminary inspection, he knew exactly how to effectively treat my home without harming my favorite tree. His estimate was very reasonable and his communication was top notch. He kept me appraised of all the curve balls and never stuck me with any unexpected cost. I was very impressed with the workmanship of his teammate Gary who took care of all the woodwork, a true craftsman.

I can wholeheartedly recommend Grand Oaks without any hesitation. (John B., Yelp Review)

Read Nelson T.‘s review of Grand Oaks Termite Control on Yelp

I am in awe of Grand Oaks Termite Control. Justin and Gary came out and inspected my home and they were punctual, polite and very knowledgeable. I was so worried about my home being infested with termites, but Justin put my mind at ease. He determined that I had an isolated infestation in one room of my home and that there was no need to be tented. He gave me a fair quote and treatment of the room literally took maybe an hour. He explained that the process would not harm my family or cat and termites and eggs will not survive after the treatment. He and Gary came out a week later for the water damage of the affected area. My husband and I are so pleased and grateful we chose this company. Gary did an impeccable job of the repairs that took about 6-7 hours and you can’t even tell I had any termites or water damage. They are both so pleasant and polite and will highly recommend them to anyone. Thanks guys for an outstanding and affordable job. (Carina Z., Yelp Review)

After scheduling an appointment with the crew, I recognized right away that the reviews weren’t just blowing hot air; these guys really were some of the best in the business. As a homeowner, there’s always a new nightmare lurking within the walls of your home, so the best thing you can do is get the best and brightest to come help you solve your endless problems as they inevitably arise.

For termite extermination, that’s Grand Oaks Termite Control. Give them a call at:

Grand Oaks Termite Control

+16265384156

110 S Worthy Dr, Glendora, CA 91741

Fighting Fire With Fire

In literature and narrative art, there are generally four different types of conflict: man against man, man against the self, man against society, and finally man against nature. In our modern bubble, man against nature is viewed primarily voyeuristically, separated from the circumstances surrounding the conflict because of our modern self-styled ‘control’ over our environment.

The natural world intrudes on this delusion with annoying frequency through a variety of means, either through weather or through the emergence of biological flora or fauna in our otherwise protective barriers against it. Molds, funguses, diseases, and pests still manage to wreak havoc on our lives regardless of how much control we believe we have over our environments.

Luckily, nature also provides us with a variety of means to combat these intrusions, methods that oftentimes prove far more effective than the synthetic means we construct ourselves. Since people are extremely adept at self-harm when it comes to the utilization of synthetic means of environmental control, one could in fact argue that the natural way is probably the superior method, and living in harmony with nature gives us a better chance at survival than attempting to saddle it with our petty delusions borne of hubris.

This applies especially well when it comes to pest control, as we have the foundational knowledge of thousands of years of experience dealing with the same pests we have today. One company in Garden Grove knows this, and is using the natural science discovered over these countless generations to help prevent or destroy termites as they descend upon our carefully cultivated modern abodes.

The company is called Natural Science Exterminating, and it uses natural and organic compounds to deter exploring termites searching for a new nest and uses them to destroy small nests when they’re discovered early. They only break out the big guns when the infestation has gotten too deep to destroy using the natural methods while also saving the property.

The company has been successfully applying these methods for years, and it has the testimonials to back up its effectiveness:

I found that once I called this company, they were able to come out and inspect right away which was free of charge. Also, their prices won anyone else that had come out to look at one of my buildings. Once I agreed to accept their service and the price, they were out here by the next day to do the work. I now have a yearly contract with them and any time I see anything I give them a call and they are more than willing to come out and check it out for us. My business is growing which means I have more buildings now and I am very pleased with Natural Science Exterminating. They are our #1 choice when it comes to termites. The inspectors are very honest which is a wonderful thing because it makes you feel like they are not there just to take your money.

– LaDonna Prewitt, Google Review

You can’t beat Natural Science they are the best.. We have been customers for almost 20yrs. They go above and beyond with their expertise fantastic customer service. They arrive on time and always with a smile. I had Mike inspect my home yesterday, and he brought up other issues that he noticed that I should get fixed. Joey is who used to come, but I’ll take Mike and say. What a wonderful young man. Of course, you can’t get anything started without Julie. She’s a wonderful asset to the company. Keep up the good job, and I will continue for another 20 yrs.

– Katherine Henshaw, Google Review

If you’re tired of synthetic chemicals being broken out at the slightest provocation and without a full understanding on its second order consequences, give the company a look. Their methods are time tested, and their results do not lie:

Natural Science Exterminating

+18002467378

11642 Knott Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92841

Lawn Economics

With the California climate in flux, homeowners across the state are beginning to make some highly difficult choices when it comes to their landscaping. Droughts are becoming more frequent and more severe, and when rains do come, they are becoming torrential, leading to many to give up on the delicate business of lawn care.

As lawn upkeep begins to become prohibitively expensive both in costs associated and time and energy needed to keep the grass alive and uniform, many are making the switch away from classic turf to its various alternatives. One that is beginning to surge in popularity is the artificial turf lawn, which has seen radical advances in technology in the recent past that have made it a more attractive alternative to natural turf.

The secret to a successful switch over to synthetic grass is the skill of the installer, and if you live in the Orange County area, there is no company more skilled than NoMow Turf. The guys at NoMow have been wowing customers all over coastal Orange County for 15 years and have the testimonials to prove it:

Read Kolt K.‘s review of NoMow Turf on Yelp

Wow!!!! Way to go NoMow Turf! Being a realtor, I have recommended you to several clients. Your team is always on time, budget, affordable, and professional. In an industry where people tend to over promise and under deliver, it is rare to find a company that meets all customers’ expectations, and more. The work your crew did made my clients back yard look INCREDIBLE. We SOLD the house with multiple offers. The best part of the home was in fact the backyard From a standard dirt yard, you transformed the entire experience of the outdoor living on a million dollar Home. As stated before, I will CONTINUE to refer my business your way. Thank you for doing such a GREAT job. Your business ethics, character, and integrity are very evident. WONDERFUL JOB NOMOW! Home run again!

Katie B., Google Review

Sierra and the team at No Mow Turf were absolutely fantastic. They were so quick to come out and get a proposal. They understood from our initial phone call what we wanted and put the proposal together without even meeting us (due to our work schedules). They patiently waited while we price shopped and then got us on the schedule quickly when we were ready to proceed.

Our project took a lot of work–it included pulling up landscaping, demoing concrete stepping pads, leveling out a 700 square foot area that was in terrible shape, and prepping it for the turf. The crew moved quickly and methodically, but didn’t cut any corners. Although they hoped to finish in one day, they knew they wouldn’t get it done perfectly so they took two days. We were blown away by the quality of the job, including turf installed with precision even behind our two AC units. When the job was done, they cleaned up impeccably and you’d never know there had been a 5 foot high pile of road base in our front yard the day before.

I can’t recommend No Mow Turf highly enough. Everything about this project was top quality, and the price was unbeatable.

Keren de Zwart, Google Review

If you’re looking for a quality install that won’t get flooded when the rains come and looks just like the real thing, you need to go with NoMow. They do incredible installs and have a massive selection of different types of turf to match whatever natural grass you happen to love.

NoMow Turf

+18559688873

26674 Vista Terrace, Lake Forest, CA 92630

The Pest

I had been having nightmares recently, of creatures skittering around me in the dark as I walked down a large, wide hallway. The walls were obscured by dark shadows, and there were no windows to let in the light of the sun or moon.

The skittering increased in volume as I walked with the immutable sense of being watched and followed. I would begin to walk faster, then break into a run as I felt the first tiny claw on my skin. Soon, I would be howling in fear and pain as I tore through the never ending hall, small skeletons of demonic creatures using tiny claws to clamber up my legs and chew on my unprotected flesh.

The dream always ended with me reaching a featureless wall, blocking my escape. Looking back, eyes wide with horror as a teeming mass of the creatures descends upon me, the last thing I would see before waking up with a start is a rodent-like jaw reaching for my eyes…

In the waking world, I began noticing small, dark clumps in the cupboards as I would make my morning coffee. In the night, as I drifted off, I would sometimes hear the skittering and jolt awake, sure that the monsters from my dreams had followed me into the waking world.

Well, as it turned out, it was a little more pedestrian than that. One morning, I woke up to hear a loud squeaking, almost a shriek, coming from the deep confines of my closet. Upon investigation, it turned out the previous occupant had hidden a mousetrap in the room, and a large, gnarled rat had found out for himself that the trap was still in working order.

Disgusted, I knew that the cause of all these fearful dreams was the scurrying and scraping of rats clambering within my walls. There was only one thing to do: call the exterminators.

Living in Grand Oaks at the time, the first result I found upon searching for  a local exterminator was Grand Oaks Termite Control, a local company that was widely praised for their effectiveness at controlling a different pest than the one plaguing me. Calling the company, they confirmed that they did not take care of rodents, but they did point me to a great company that did. They were lively and professional during the call, and I got the sense that they were great at what they did, which was confirmed by the reviews I read when searching for them:

If you have any type of termites or wood boring insect infestations, GRAND OAKS TERMITE CONTROL is the professional GO-TO exterminator company to resolve your issues. The owner, Justin Mater is a fully state licensed termite control specialist and is very knowledgeable about termite infestation and approaches towards exterminating its colonies. what I especially liked was his work ethics….they came as early as 6am in the morning (ON TIME!) to work on & treat my property….very much a NO BS straight-forward extermination company which does not mess around! If they said they will be there….they will be there to take care of your infestation problems! highly recommended!

Positive: Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Extraordinary Customer Service! We have been dealing with flying insects and thought it was termites. This company was recommended, and the owner Justin totally amazed us with his genuine service – assessment and recommendation. It turns out that we were dealing with flying ants instead and he recommended a company that services that. However, to rule out any termite issues, we asked him to do an inspection. Joe and I are so grateful for the experience we had with him getting informed about insect issues!

The exterminator they pointed me towards was great at his job, but I have scheduled an additional inspection with Jason and his team at Grand Oaks. If I have one pest plaguing me, might as well check to make sure I don’t have two.

If you’re in need of termite extermination services and are located near Grand Oaks, call Grand Oaks Termite Control. Don’t wait until you’re having nightmares of your house collapsing around you, the experience is not a pleasant one.

Grand Oaks Termite Control

+16265384156

110 S Worthy Dr, Glendora, CA 91741

Preventative Medicine

Keeping your pets healthy is typically managed through a good amount of exercise, weight control, and making sure they’re getting adequate nutrition. There are a number of genetic defects and parasite-induced diseases (parasitosis), however, that may cause your pets future harm no matter how healthy their lifestyles.

A lot of these diseases affect certain organs or body systems, such as the cardiovascular system. Heart worms, or parasites that invade the body and attach and feed on the heart muscles, lungs, and associated blood vessels, are a particularly deadly variant of the myriad parasites that may be making a home inside your pet.

Heartworms spread via mosquito bites, rather than through direct contact with another dog or its various excretions, meaning there’s no real way to prevent your dog from contracting heart worms if there are mosquitos in the area. The worms can grow anywhere from 4-12 inches in length, meaning that they provide a consistent and steady resistance to blood being pumped in the animal’s body.

The worms grow and mature into full adults over a period of 6-7 months, and as many as 250 or so worms can infect a pet’s cardiovascular system, with each worm putting greater and greater levels of stress on the animal’s heart. As the worms grow, the symptoms of the infection grow with them.

Symptoms of heart worms typically mirror other cardiovascular problems and may lead to believe your pet has another fatal heart disease, like cardiomyopathy or arrhythmias. As the worms mature and get larger, or more worms invade the cardiovascular system and increase the worm burden, your pet may go through a number of different symptomatic stages or classes:

  • Class 1 involves limited or no symptoms
  • Class 2 involves mild or moderate symptoms, like a consistent cough and unusual fatigue after usual activities
  • Class 3 involves more severe symptoms, like a persistent cough and consistent fatigue even after limited or no activity
  • Class 4 is classified as ‘caval syndrome’, where the worms have effectively blocked all blood flowing in or out of the heart, and is usually fatal

Heart worms can be prevented using a number of different methods, including tablets, a topical liquid, or injections. However, there are times when all of us forget to give our pets their daily tablets or ointment, and the period between switching from one preventative method to another may leave pets vulnerable to infection.

The best option available to us to ensure our pets are consistently healthy, especially when it comes to possible cardiovascular problems, is to regularly receive treatments and checkups with veterinarian consultants. For Orange County, that means scheduling a consultation with famed local cardiac vet, Carley Saelinger, the premier expert in pet cardiology.

Carley has been working with owners for decades ensuring their pets are as heart-healthy as possible, and that includes the diagnosis and removal of parasites such as the heart worm to prevent future damage caused by these virulent agents. Carley can help you distinguish between various cardiological issues in order to make the right decisions for your pet’s health and continued standard of living.

If you believe your pet may be suffering from heart disease or parasitosis that is causing issues with their cardiovascular system, give her a call. Your pet is important to you and brings immeasurable improvement to your life, and it’s time to return the favor:

Cardiac Vet

(323) 393-0616 MARINA DEL REY, CA 90292

Landscape Art

In every profession, certain individuals put such an intense level of focus and energy into perfecting their craft that the results often become near works of art in their own right. This applies to carpentry, manufacturing, and – the subject of today’s article – landscaping.

We’re all well aware of the intense beauty of past landscaping efforts in places like Versailles, but what if I told you we have some of the most interesting and gorgeous contemporary pieces of landscaping right here in southern California? Companies like Torrey Pines Landscaping Company operating right here out of Point Loma are creating some of the most complex and beautiful cultural and local landscaping projects in the world, and they have the portfolio to prove it.

Their work, which has won recognition from a number of local publications like San Diego Home & Garden, has transformed disastrous yards suffering from decades of neglect into intricate works of art. Where there were once yards consisting of nothing but some dying grass and a few scraggily trees comes a botanical paradise that takes you through a number of the world’s histories via varying architecture and landscaping styles.

Their customers also have nothing but good things to say about them – their G-page and Yelp reviews have a number of long and glowing testimonials regarding their professionalism and the quality of their work. Robert Engler left this review, for instance, on Google:

Torrey Pines is the 4th company, starting over 10 years ago, we have had for landscapers. We had two mow & blow companies, and one other professional company but weren’t happy. TP fantastic. Our site supervisor is a true horticulture expert, the employees have an educational 1/2 day every other week, we NEVER have to worry about anything and our 1 acre+ of landscaping is a joy and pleasure. They just did a major needed driveway and retaining wall replacement; they are excellent hardscape contractors as well. They asked to copy and paste the note I sent them, but it wasn’t sufficient to communicate the quality of their work.

Gary Elliott, also through Google, remarks on the company’s uniquely exceptional work:

I cannot think of another company that has performed so exceptionally. I want to credit Doug Dilworth and his team that worked with us every step of the way as we transformed our backyard wasteland into a work of art. Doug is creative professional who stands by his word and delivered as one could only hope. I highly recommend Torrey Pines Landscape Company.

Finally, Ryan S. tells a story about Torrey Pines rectifying the horror show that was their new home’s landscaping upon purchase:

“We bought a home in the Crosby in Rancho Santa Fe, and it was an ugly mess of landscaping with a design that made the front look short and covered the back golf course view.  It needed a major beautification.  
We knew we needed Torrey Pines Landscaping, and their wonderful team lead by the humble Harry Thompson.  Harry has a servant’s heart plus a special talent for landscape design.  
Torrey Pines Landscaping transformed the ugly landscaping to an awarding winning design that ended up on the cover of San Diego Home/Garden.  
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If you really appreciate great design, beautiful flowers and nature, and quality work, Torrey Pines Landscaping is the only choice!”

All crafts have their artists, and Torrey Pines fits the bill for landscape maintenance and development. If you’re in the San Diego area and are looking to beautify your yard beyond the usual mow-and-blow, give them a call:

Torrey Pines Landscaping Company

+18584541433

5560 Eastgate Mall, San Diego, CA 92121