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.
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.
Summertime is for long family vacations away from the hot Bakersfield sun, trips to summer camp, and weekends away at the beach. It’s also the time when burglars are on the prowl, waiting for homeowners to leave their homes in haste so they can take what they want without being caught.
You’ve run out of room. You’ve got wine bottles under your bed, case boxes stashed in your closets, wine tucked here and there throughout the house, and of course you’re worried that they’re aging too fast because room temperature is all you’ve got.
When doing it yourself… is more DOING than you can DO! So, You Consider Yourself a Real Do-it-yourselfer, eh? Good for you! Not all of us are that handy around the house. However, you have to admit that there are some things you can’t do without a little bit, or a lot, of help.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the famous English poet, once wrote, “Water, water every where [sic]/ Nor any drop to drink.”
Some things never change! However, other things do, and with laws quickly changing on the use of water, keeping up a beautiful landscape for your home can seem disparaging, at best. But fear not, oh residents of Bakersfield!