CC Landscaping & Lawns

Landscaper & Lawn Care Services

Phone # 209-370-2096

No matter what generation people come from, we all find ourselves living in a high-tech age of computers, where often it becomes increasingly easy for people to become disconnected from the comforts, joy and beauty that nature has to offer us. Whether we live in the suburbs, country or the city, we often spend too much time indoors with our eyes pasted to a computer, phone, or TV screen, completely disconnected from the natural cycle of things.

Many prefer privacy rather than going out to the public park for a little natural scenery. This is why it is so important to create a space where you can relax and reconnect with nature, and your favorite people by having some decorative landscaping done at your property. When you have a beautiful space outdoors to enjoy you will be able to spend more time outside soaking up the lovely sunshine, listen to the birds and the bees, or have a party with your loved ones. Experience some of the great benefits of landscaping and see how it can really make your outdoor spaces more enjoyable.

Quercus, Oak Trees

CC Landscaping & Lawns is located in Lodi Ca, we offer local landscaping, lawn care and Landscape design services. We specialize in naturalistic landscape designs that focus on the use of native and drought resistant plants and shrubs to create a beautiful space for your property. Whether you are looking to improve the looks of your home or business we can offer original, quality, and reliable services to the people of San Joaquin County.

A common sight in many states and in the San Joaquin Valley is the Oak Tree. There are many different species of this California Native tree to enjoy. These trees can bless a garden’s landscape with many virtues such as shade to their majestic beauty as they attract many species of wildlife to take refuge in their strong branches and abundant foliage.

Depending on the species the oak tree can be evergreen or deciduous, but they all have the iconic acorn in common. The native American tribes have traditionally used the acorn as source of sustenance to make their bread from and there are many places in the foothills where you can find remnants of where they would grind the acorns in bowls carved into large rocks or boulders near rivers, creeks and streams.

According the the Western Garden edited by Kathleen Norris Benzel on pg 574 “The oaks comprise 600 or so species, all native to the Northern Hemisphere. Their appearance and hardiness varies widely, but all produce acorns preceded by inconspicuous flowers. Single nuts are more or less enclosed in a cuplike cap covered with many closely set scales. In some species, the acorns are edible, with a sweet flavor. Some oaks are widely planted over large areas, while others have a limited range. Many wild growing species may occur naturally in rural or suburban areas but seldom, if ever, find their way into the nursery trade; these are not described here.

Homeowners acquire oaks either by planting them or by inheriting trees that were present before their land was developed. Oaks that have been planted often thrive with no special care. Those from summer-rainfall areas appreciate moderate to regular summer irrigation during dry spells. Mediterranean natives can take irrigation or leave it, and U.S. natives of the far west-after being watered through the first two dry seasons after planting are better off without watering. Old, wild oaks from areas without much summer rain must be kept dry during the warm season, since the often succumb to fungal root diseases if given routine summer watering. But don’t hesitate to give planted or inherited native oaks monthly soakings in winter if rains fail (and do this every winter in low rainfall areas like San Diego), applying water at the drip line.

Special treatment for existing native oaks. If possible, do not raise or lower grade level between trunk and drip line. If you must alter grade, put put a well around the base of the trunk so that the grade level there is not changed. Never water within 10-15 feet of trunk, and never let water stand within that area. Protect trunk from earth-moving machinery with cribs of 2-by-4s or heavier timbers. Avoid piling excavated soil around trunk or above root system (which extends somewhat beyond branch spread); or provide drains for aeration and removal of excess water. Do not excavate or pave above the root zone without consulting an arborist. Avoid regular traffic or other ground-compacting activity in root area; when grading and other landscaping have been completed, be sure the tree has access to adequate water and air in the soil.

How to grow an oak from an acorn. Select a fallen acorn that is shiny, plump, and free from worm holes; remove cap. To protect the buried acorn from birds, squirrels, and other creatures, dig the planting hole 6 in. wide; then roll a 1 1/2 ft.-wide length of aluminum screening into 6 in. diameter cylinder and insert one end of it in to the hole. Refill the screen-lined hole with un-amended soil. Plant the acorn sideways and cover it with 1-in. of soil (if a white root has already sprouted, point it downward). Tie screen closed at top. Or plant several acorns in one are and thin to the best seedling. The first summer, give moderate water-just enogh to keep soil moist for good root growth. After first summer, remove the screen to allow roots to grow freely.”