“The Amen of nature is always a flower.” So wrote Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The words “rock garden” may make you shrink back in fear, causing you to think of the spray-painted lava rocks that plague retirement communities, but this landscaping feature has experienced a resurgence lately (with a twist!), making it a popular alternative to grass.
We like to think of our homes as being a safe place for us, our families, and our precious belongings. But our peaceful oasis can sometimes also attract unwanted attention.
Water quality is an important concern for homeowners. You may think that you only need to worry about the water that you are drinking, but damage from the buildup of scale and mineral deposits can damage your fixtures, not to mention the water heater. Not to fear, there are full house water conditioning systems that treat any water coming out of your faucets.
With events such as the Kern River Valley’s Erskine blaze in the headlines, it’s clear homeowners need to be aware of fire dangers. However, floods and extreme weather (think wind or rain), and earthquakes can also be as damaging. We’re sure you’ve heard of the San Andreas fault and the blockbuster with the same name (which was partially filmed in, you guessed it… Bakersfield), but what you might not know is that this famed fault line runs through parts of Kern County.
Kern County residents love being outdoors. One of the greatest things about living in Kern is our close proximity to the mountains, hiking trails, and beaches.