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If you live in the Greater Sacramento area, you have no doubt felt the impact of the drought. It’s become a problem, and while the last few days have seen the rain, no one wants to worry about what would happen in the drought again. This is especially apparent when it comes to landscapes. Drive

If you live in the Greater Sacramento area, there is a landscaping term you probably haven’t heard before: Winterscaping. As the name implies, winterscaping is a type of landscape design that is carefully created to look amazing in winter. Winterscaping involves a lot of features that seem to look better in winter, such as arbors,

Landscaping trends change regularly. From traditional landscapes to “themed” landscapes to xeriscaping, there is always a type of landscape that is popular at the moment. The good thing about landscaping trends, though, is that even when they are no longer trendy their popularity never dies. People never regret landscapes like they do fashion, because landscapes

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The city of Auburn in California is best known for its outdoor community, with great hikes nearby and, of course, the recreation area that houses some of the world’s best endurance events. Many of those living in Auburn are there specifically because they love the outdoors and the incredible environment it has to offer. So

When you think about landscaping your backyard, you’re probably imagining friends and family gathering on your porch, enjoying some quality time together outdoors. This is nearly everyone’s dream when they landscape. But while you’ve imagined entertaining in your new backyard, you may not have imagined combining entertaining features with another type of landscape design: edible

Trees are one of the best additions to any landscape. They represent life, they provide shade, and they are a great way to give your home a more natural appearance. We provide a considerable amount of tree installation as part of our Sacramento landscape services here at FiveSTAR, which is why we also want to

Create a Tuj Lub Court in Your Yard

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 by

If you haven’t been connected to the Hmong community, you have likely never heard of the term “tuj lub” (pronounced Too-Loo). Yet it is one of the most popular sports in Laos, and a cultural love that has withstood the tests of time and is now still being played by the Hmong community in Sacramento

3 Examples of Green Landscaping

Monday, 13 October 2014 by

It’s never been more important than it is right now to pay attention to the impact that you have on the environment. From water use (California is still struggling with its drought) to energy waste, even the simply things like turning off a light or skipping a car wash can help the environment dramatically. That’s

Trees may make beautiful additions to a landscape design, but often tree stumps do not. When you have a tree stump on your property, it’s not uncommon to call a tree removal company to get that tree stump out of there as quickly as possible. Often that’s done by grinding it down until none of

3 Examples of Winter Landscaping Features

Monday, 29 September 2014 by

The Sacramento area may not be known for its winters, given that it often feels like it is 100 degrees for 11 months of the year, but for some, winter is actually the time that more people go outdoors. The blazing heat is over, which means that you can step foot out on your backyard