All the following nurseries, and, irrigation and landscape-materials suppliers, have been important for my business, especially Walter Andersen Nursery, where I worked for 12 years and has been a major part of my experience and development, and ongoing business.

Walter Andersen Nursery - - San Diego, Poway

Plant Nurseries:

Anderson's La Costa Nursery  -   -  north Leucadia
Armstrong Nurseries  -  -  Baypark, Mission Gorge, El Cajon, Solana Beach

Buena Creek Gardens - - northeast San Marcos
City Farmer's Nursery -  -  Home Ave/ Euclid, east of downtown a few miles    

Clausen Fruit Nursery - - in north Vista                                                           
Evergreen Nursery -

Exotica Fruit Nursery - in north Vista (760) 724 - 9093  

Green Gardens Nursery -  -  Pacific Beach

Grigsby Cactus Garden -  - Vista
Hunter's Nursery -
Lemon Grove - (619) 463-9341
Kniffings Nursery -  -  Lakeside
Miramar Wholesale Nurseries  -   -  Miramar
Mission Hills Nursery  -    -   Mission Hills                                                  

Moosa Creek Nursery -   -  Valley Center   
Rancho Valhalla Nursery  -  
East Helix/South El Cajon/Valhalla - (619) 590-1025
Recon(Regional Conservation / Regional Environmental Consultants) Native Plants Nursery –  -  SE Imperial Beach                       

Terra Bella Nursery -   -  South Bay near Imperial Beach                  

Tree of Life Nursery - California regional native plants  - - E. San Juan Capistrano                                                                                      

Village Nurseries   -   -  University City/Miramar                                  

Walter Andersen Nursery - - San Diego, Poway        

Waterwise Botanicals - - east Bonsall, west side of 15 freeway


Irrigation Suppliers:

Ewing Irrigation Supplies  -   -  Kearny Mesa, El Cajon, Chula Vista

Imperial Sprinkler Supply - - Kearny Mesa, Escondido, Lakeside, Chula Vista

Site One Hydroscape Irrigation Supplies  -  -  Kearny Mesa, Escondido, El Cajon, Chula Vista


Bulk Flagstone, Rock, Boulder, Mulch Suppliers:

Bedrock Boulders & Landscape Products - - S. El Cajon/Valhalla

KRC Rock - - Lakeside, Poway, San Marcos

Lamps Landscape Materials - S. El Cajon/Valhalla  -  (619) 441-7625 

RCP Block and Brick - - Lemon Grove, Santee, Chula Vista, Encinitas, Escondido, Murrieta

Southwest Boulder & Stone - - Pacific Beach, Fallbrook, Indio, Cathedral City



For basic hand clippers(secateurs) and loppers, I'm happy with Corona brand because they're strong, simple, and reliable, and I get them at Walter Andersen Nursery:    I particularly recommend the forged 3/4" basic hand secateur, and the 26" Orchard Lopper.

Hand Saws:

For hand saws that I use for pruning, I use both Corona(above) and Silky Saws.     

My two favorite models are the Sugoi 360, and the Ibuki 390, both suitable for cutting up to around eight to ten inch diameters.  Silky has a vast array of saw models and sizes to choose from for a variety of uses including pole saws with up to 21' extension, root pruning saws, and various artisanal carpentry saws.  They have dozens of saw models to choose from for the variety of uses.

On a related note, Sawz-Alls, which are electric, with a cord usually, and with blades being sharp, are easier maintenance than chainsaws, though about 3 to 4 times slower cutting, yet make quick work of shrub and small tree demolition, up to about one-foot trunk and limb diameters, plus you can more safely cut roots with dirt interacting with the blade, - in some cases more safely and less problematic than with a chainsaw.


Hauling and Recycling:

Andres Demolition and Hauling, skidsteer/bobcat services:  619 298 3636     -   Fully equipped and efficient, have him scrape out your lawn, vegetation, and all other construction materials and concrete, to haul away in his huge heavy duty trailer.


Member of the following organizations:

California Native Plant Society  -
California Rare Fruit Growers -
California Urban Forests Council -
International Society of Arboriculture -

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden -

San Diego Horticultural Society -

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