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Living in San Diego, aka the Finest City in America, should be considered a real blessing. You get to enjoy bask in sunshine while chilling at Coronado Beach and hike along the beautiful looking limestone cliffs of the Torrey Pines State Reserve. The food here is great too blending together a mix of Mexican and American cuisines. Homes in America's finest city deserve to have some fine looking lawns, and here at Lawn Love we are committed to making that happen. We're one of the best yard care companies in the city and we are always eager to prove ourselves to our clients.
Lawn Love is taking a 21st century approach to an age-old business. We have highly skilled independent lawn techs who are part scientists and part gardeners. They also have plenty of experience working their craft on many yards all over San Diego.
Our technicians are all fully insured and are familiar with the seasonal challenges, pests, and different kinds of grass that are present in this region. We aim to please and keep yard care simple, and our clients will find nothing difficult about scheduling our services or asking for quotes.
Allow us to show you what top quality yard care is all about by calling 619-320-1006. You can also see our prices by requesting a free two-minute quote.

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What other people have to say

Cut looks good!

Ian T. - 6/12/2019

San Diego, CA

*****

Another awesone job with our Lawn Pro Josh. Keep up the great work!

Amery C. - 6/12/2019

San Diego, CA

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Thank you for doing such a nice job and for explaining to us about the whitefly spray

Sandra S. - 6/10/2019

San Diego, CA

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My guy is the BEST!!!!

Sharon F. - 6/7/2019

Solana Beach, CA

*****

He was awesome and the yard looks great

Rachel B. - 6/4/2019

San Diego, CA

*****

Excellent service from a great guy !!!

Dorothy W. - 6/2/2019

San Diego, CA

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Thank you for doing a GREAT job in the front and thank you for doing the small area's of growth in the back (and not skipping them) even though there wasn't much in the back at this time. GREAT JOB!!

Jim K. - 5/24/2019

La Mesa, CA

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Becky A. - 6/13/2019

Lakeside, CA

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Jim K. - 6/13/2019

La Mesa, CA

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Victoria A. - 6/13/2019

SAN DIEGO, CA

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Josephine L. - 6/17/2019

San Diego, CA

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Rosario E. - 6/15/2019

San Diego, CA

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Betty W. - 6/11/2019

San Diego, CA

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Patrice S. - 6/11/2019

La Mesa, CA

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Abbey C. - 6/10/2019

Carlsbad, CA

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Matthew W. - 6/15/2019

San Diego, CA

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Roger C. - 6/9/2019

San Diego, CA

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Krystal S. - 6/8/2019

San Diego, CA

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Christine J. - 6/15/2019

San Diego, CA

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Sophia D. - 6/7/2019

Encinitas, CA

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Danette W. - 6/6/2019

San Diego, CA

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Tannaz S. - 6/5/2019

San Diego, CA

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Gabriel E. - 6/5/2019

Coronado, CA

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Igor A. - 6/14/2019

San Diego, CA

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Jason A. - 6/4/2019

203 Parkbrook Way, CA

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Betty W. - 6/4/2019

San Diego, CA

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Scott D. - 6/3/2019

San Diego, CA

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Elizabeth C. - 6/3/2019

Chula Vista, CA

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John P. - 6/14/2019

El Cajon, CA

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Roger C. - 6/1/2019

San Diego, CA

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Annie B. - 5/31/2019

Poway, CA

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Richard R. - 5/31/2019

San Diego, CA

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Don V. - 5/30/2019

San Diego, CA

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Richard C. - 5/30/2019

Spring Valley, CA

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Krystal S. - 5/30/2019

San Diego, CA

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Andy J. - 5/30/2019

La Jolla, CA

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Erika L. - 5/29/2019

San Diego, CA

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Becky A. - 5/27/2019

Lakeside, CA

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Carley K. - 5/25/2019

Chula Vista, CA

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Christopher C. - 5/25/2019

San Diego, CA

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David W. - 5/25/2019

San Diego, CA

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Molly M. - 5/24/2019

La Mesa, CA

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Igor A. - 5/24/2019

San Diego, CA

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Elizabeth C. - 6/13/2019

Chula Vista, CA

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John S. - 5/19/2019

San Diego, CA

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Dorothy W. - 5/19/2019

San Diego, CA

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Matthew W. - 5/19/2019

San Diego, CA

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Kevin H. - 5/18/2019

San Diego, CA

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He really listens and understands and sees things I even don’t ! Has great ideas and fully explains everything❤️

Sharon F. - 5/18/2019

Solana Beach, CA

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Job well done as always. He deserved a recognition from his team too. Thank you and we appreciate his hardwork.

Amery C. - 5/17/2019

San Diego, CA

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Elizabeth C. - 5/16/2019

Chula Vista, CA

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Annie B. - 5/16/2019

Poway, CA

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Joe R. - 5/16/2019

San Diego, CA

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Jason C. - 5/16/2019

San Diego, CA

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Although I wasn’t home Josh’s job was noticed as soon as I pulled up to my driveway. Very happy with his service maintaining my lawn.

Macarena H. - 5/14/2019

San Diego, CA

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Betty W. - 5/14/2019

San Diego, CA

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Toshia S. - 5/14/2019

San Diego, CA

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Krystal S. - 5/11/2019

San Diego, CA

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Elizabeth C. - 5/11/2019

Chula Vista, CA

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David W. - 5/11/2019

San Diego, CA

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Patrice S. - 5/10/2019

La Mesa, CA

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Roger C. - 5/9/2019

San Diego, CA

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Danette W. - 5/9/2019

San Diego, CA

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Gary S. - 5/9/2019

National City, CA

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Sandra S. - 5/8/2019

San Diego, CA

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Carley K. - 5/8/2019

Chula Vista, CA

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Jason A. - 5/7/2019

203 Parkbrook Way, CA

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Betty W. - 5/7/2019

San Diego, CA

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Dorothy W. - 5/7/2019

San Diego, CA

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Abbey C. - 5/6/2019

Carlsbad, CA

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Jhoana G. - 5/5/2019

National City, CA

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Richard C. - 5/4/2019

Spring Valley, CA

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Betty W. - 5/3/2019

San Diego, CA

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Kathleen S. - 5/2/2019

Imperial Beach, CA

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William M. - 5/2/2019

San Diego, CA

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Trevor S. - 5/2/2019

San Diego, CA

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Elizabeth C. - 5/1/2019

Chula Vista, CA

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He did a really great job!

Aurora B. - 4/30/2019

San Diego, CA

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Daryl R. - 4/30/2019

San Diego, CA

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Neil H. - 4/28/2019

San Diego, CA

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Macarena H. - 4/28/2019

San Diego, CA

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Patrice S. - 4/28/2019

La Mesa, CA

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Elaine C. - 4/27/2019

San Diego, CA

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Krystal S. - 4/27/2019

San Diego, CA

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Carley K. - 4/27/2019

Chula Vista, CA

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John S. - 4/21/2019

San Diego, CA

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Jehrand C. - 4/21/2019

San Diego, CA

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Kimberly D. - 4/21/2019

San Diego, CA

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Very knowledgeable and understanding what I wanted. Helpful with suggestions.

Veronica L. - 4/21/2019

Bonita, CA

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Matthew W. - 4/20/2019

San Diego, CA

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Lonnie E. - 4/20/2019

Chula Vista, CA

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Roger C. - 4/20/2019

San Diego, CA

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Prompt, fast and extremely hardworking. Definitely Will use lawn pro again!

Jose P. - 4/20/2019

National City, CA

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Ian T. - 4/18/2019

San Diego, CA

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Richard C. - 4/18/2019

Spring Valley, CA

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Trevor S. - 4/16/2019

San Diego, CA

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Genevieve C. - 4/15/2019

San Diego, CA

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Just a great, reliable person! Shares all his work with me and explains everything so well! I love him

Sharon F. - 4/13/2019

Solana Beach, CA

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Patrice S. - 4/13/2019

La Mesa, CA

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Megan D. - 4/13/2019

San Diego, CA

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Krystal S. - 4/12/2019

San Diego, CA

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Karina O. - 4/11/2019

El Cajon, CA

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Tannaz S. - 4/11/2019

San Diego, CA

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Tannaz S. - 4/11/2019

San Diego, CA

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Becky A. - 4/11/2019

Lakeside, CA

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Elizabeth C. - 4/11/2019

Chula Vista, CA

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Elaine C. - 4/11/2019

San Diego, CA

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Carley K. - 4/10/2019

Chula Vista, CA

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Much better on the small weeds growing in the rocks. Thank you for taking extra care in those areas

Evelyn A. - 4/9/2019

San Diego, CA

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Don R. - 4/9/2019

San Diego, CA

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Veronica L. - 4/7/2019

Bonita, CA

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Daryl R. - 4/7/2019

San Diego, CA

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Kathleen S. - 4/7/2019

Imperial Beach, CA

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Jorge B. - 4/7/2019

San Diego, CA

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Graham R. - 4/7/2019

San Diego, CA

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Robert M. - 4/6/2019

Spring Valley, CA

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Denise V. - 4/5/2019

La Mesa, CA

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Jeremy S. - 4/5/2019

Escondido, CA

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Lisa M. - 4/5/2019

San Diego, CA

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Kevin N. - 4/4/2019

San Diego, CA

*****

Thanks for cleaning up along our neighbor's yard, it looks so much better!

Lisa B. - 4/3/2019

San Diego, CA

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Gwen H. - 4/2/2019

National City, CA

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Susan A. - 4/2/2019

San Diego, CA

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William M. - 4/1/2019

San Diego, CA

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Monya Q. - 3/31/2019

San Diego, CA

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Jasmine S. - 3/31/2019

Spring Valley, CA

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Alex P. - 3/31/2019

Poway, CA

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Roger C. - 3/30/2019

San Diego, CA

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Carley K. - 3/30/2019

Chula Vista, CA

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Gabriel E. - 3/29/2019

Coronado, CA

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Patrice S. - 3/28/2019

La Mesa, CA

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Elizabeth C. - 3/28/2019

Chula Vista, CA

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Alan E. - 3/27/2019

San Diego, CA

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Betty W. - 3/26/2019

San Diego, CA

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Don V. - 3/25/2019

San Diego, CA

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Scott D. - 3/25/2019

San Diego, CA

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Elliot always goes the extra mile. With all the rain the last few weeks, we had a little extra weeds pop up. Elliot did a great job removing all the unwanted weeds.

John S. - 3/24/2019

San Diego, CA

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Joshua did an amazing service. He went above and beyond to make sure I was happy with the service.

Ernesto S. - 3/24/2019

Spring Valley, CA

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Lonnie E. - 3/23/2019

Chula Vista, CA

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Jennifer C. - 3/23/2019

Santee, CA

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Brittany B. - 3/23/2019

El Cajon, CA

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Elizabeth C. - 3/22/2019

Chula Vista, CA

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Ian T. - 3/22/2019

San Diego, CA

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Amanda L. - 3/22/2019

San Diego, CA

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Kathleen S. - 3/19/2019

Imperial Beach, CA

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Betty W. - 3/19/2019

San Diego, CA

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Jeremy Y. - 3/19/2019

San Diego, CA

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Jennifer D. - 3/18/2019

San Diego, CA

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Caroline D. - 3/18/2019

Oceanside, CA

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Haonan H. - 3/17/2019

San Diego, CA

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Haonan H. - 3/17/2019

San Diego, CA

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Jennifer W. - 3/17/2019

El Cajon, CA

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Reann S. - 3/16/2019

San Diego, CA

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Patrice S. - 3/16/2019

La Mesa, CA

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Sharon F. - 3/15/2019

Solana Beach, CA

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Adriana H. - 3/15/2019

La Mesa, CA

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Jacquelynn K. - 3/15/2019

San Diego, CA

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Alex P. - 3/15/2019

Poway, CA

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Kay D. - 3/14/2019

San Diego, CA

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Gary S. - 3/14/2019

National City, CA

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Jorge B. - 3/14/2019

San Diego, CA

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Evelyn A. - 3/14/2019

San Diego, CA

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Roger C. - 3/14/2019

San Diego, CA

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Ruth C. - 3/14/2019

San Diego, CA

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Carley K. - 3/13/2019

Chula Vista, CA

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Betty W. - 3/13/2019

San Diego, CA

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Richard T. - 3/13/2019

El Cajon, CA

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Gwen H. - 3/13/2019

National City, CA

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Rebbie R. - 3/12/2019

San Diego, CA

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Christopher C. - 3/12/2019

San Diego, CA

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Elizabeth C. - 3/11/2019

Chula Vista, CA

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Adriana H. - 3/11/2019

La Mesa, CA

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Kate P. - 3/9/2019

San Diego, CA

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Carl D. - 3/9/2019

San Diego, CA

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Crystal M. - 3/9/2019

San Diego, CA

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Derek W. - 3/9/2019

San Diego, CA

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Mukarram M. - 3/8/2019

San Diego, CA

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Love Josh! He wasted no time tackling both front and back yard. Thanks to him my pit London is no longer acting boogie

Sherice E. - 3/7/2019

chula vista, CA

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Patrice S. - 3/7/2019

La Mesa, CA

*****

He is very professional and gets the job done. I’m a satisfied customer

Rachel C. - 3/5/2019

Imperial Beach, CA

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Kathleen S. - 3/5/2019

Imperial Beach, CA

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Joe H. - 3/5/2019

San Diego, CA

*****

Scott D. - 3/5/2019

San Diego, CA

*****

Jennifer D. - 3/5/2019

San Diego, CA

*****

Alex P. - 3/4/2019

Poway, CA

*****

She is always on time and does a thorough job!

Rona R. - 3/2/2019

Oceanside, CA

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Tannaz S. - 3/2/2019

San Diego, CA

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Carley K. - 3/1/2019

Chula Vista, CA

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William M. - 2/28/2019

San Diego, CA

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Hisami H. - 2/28/2019

Chula Vista, CA

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Jennifer S. - 2/27/2019

El Cajon, CA

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Gabriel E. - 2/27/2019

Coronado, CA

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Maria G. - 2/26/2019

San Diego, CA

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Sophia D. - 2/26/2019

Encinitas, CA

*****

Very thorough. Did exactly what I hoped would be done. GREAT JOB!! THANK YOU!

Jim K. - 2/26/2019

La Mesa, CA

*****

Very efficient, great communication, very professional and polite.

Jacquelynn K. - 2/26/2019

San Diego, CA

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John S. - 2/24/2019

San Diego, CA

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Casey R. - 2/24/2019

San Diego, CA

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Betty W. - 2/23/2019

San Diego, CA

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Jennifer D. - 2/21/2019

San Diego, CA

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Susan A. - 2/21/2019

San Diego, CA

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Erika L. - 2/21/2019

San Diego, CA

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Good job triming the bushes and pathway.

Terry S. - 2/20/2019

La Mesa, CA

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Jason A. - 2/20/2019

203 Parkbrook Way, CA

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Stephanie T. - 2/19/2019

Oceanside, CA

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Nina C. - 2/19/2019

San Diego, CA

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Sara C. - 2/17/2019

San Diego, CA

*****

Great job!!!!

Alex P. - 2/17/2019

Poway, CA

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Roger C. - 2/15/2019

San Diego, CA

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Carley K. - 2/15/2019

Chula Vista, CA

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Patrice S. - 2/14/2019

La Mesa, CA

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Scott D. - 2/13/2019

San Diego, CA

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Lawrence W. - 2/13/2019

San Diego, CA

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Rona R. - 2/13/2019

Oceanside, CA

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Evelyn A. - 2/13/2019

San Diego, CA

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Elizabeth A. - 2/13/2019

Chula Vista, CA

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William M. - 2/12/2019

San Diego, CA

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Whitney R. - 2/12/2019

San Diego, CA

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Donald M. - 2/12/2019

Chula Vista, CA

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Maria G. - 2/12/2019

San Diego, CA

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Richard T. - 2/11/2019

El Cajon, CA

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Service was awesome

Kevin N. - 2/9/2019

San Diego, CA

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Betty W. - 2/9/2019

San Diego, CA

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Denise V. - 2/9/2019

La Mesa, CA

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Amery C. - 2/8/2019

San Diego, CA

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Tony Y. - 2/8/2019

San Diego, CA

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Regina M. - 2/7/2019

San Diego, CA

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Erika L. - 2/7/2019

San Diego, CA

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Scott H. - 2/7/2019

Spring Valley, CA

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Diana M. - 2/5/2019

Spring Valley, CA

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Jason A. - 2/4/2019

203 Parkbrook Way, CA

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Rona R. - 2/3/2019

Oceanside, CA

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Patrice S. - 2/1/2019

La Mesa, CA

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Roy G. - 1/31/2019

San Diego, CA

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Carley K. - 1/30/2019

Chula Vista, CA

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Betty W. - 1/29/2019

San Diego, CA

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Sara C. - 1/28/2019

San Diego, CA

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Lani R. - 1/28/2019

San Diego, CA

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I really appreciate the consistent lawn maintenance and effort. We are very pleased with Elliot.

Patrice S. - 1/28/2019

La Mesa, CA

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John S. - 1/27/2019

San Diego, CA

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Hector F. - 1/27/2019

La Mesa, CA

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Gabriel E. - 1/26/2019

Coronado, CA

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Ian T. - 1/24/2019

San Diego, CA

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Caroline D. - 1/23/2019

Oceanside, CA

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Scott H. - 1/23/2019

Spring Valley, CA

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Josh has done my lawn twice now, I just started working with Lawn Love - I have been very pleased with his pleasant & professional approach and he does a wonderful job with the lawn ! Very Satisfied with Lawn Love so far! :-)

Susan A. - 1/23/2019

San Diego, CA

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Brian M. - 1/21/2019

San Diego, CA

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Rona R. - 1/21/2019

Oceanside, CA

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Betty W. - 1/20/2019

San Diego, CA

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Roger C. - 1/19/2019

San Diego, CA

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Gary S. - 1/17/2019

National City, CA

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Sophia D. - 1/17/2019

Encinitas, CA

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Turiana H. - 1/12/2019

La Mesa, CA

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William J. - 1/12/2019

Oceanside, CA

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Sophia D. - 1/10/2019

Encinitas, CA

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Lisa B. - 1/9/2019

San Diego, CA

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Bryce is very professional, extremely knowledgeable, friendly, works in a timely manner and did an excellent job. I will definitely be using this service again. Thank you so much.

Jennifer S. - 1/9/2019

El Cajon, CA

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Chris N. - 1/9/2019

La Mesa, CA

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Betty W. - 1/8/2019

San Diego, CA

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Cathy S. - 1/6/2019

El Cajon, CA

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Barbara D. - 1/6/2019

Lakeside, CA

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Daniel did a great job came on his birthday and did my whole yard by himself

Alex P. - 1/6/2019

Poway, CA

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Lawn looks fantastic! I really appreciate it.

William M. - 1/3/2019

San Diego, CA

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Helen M. - 1/2/2019

Chula Vista, CA

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Elizabeth A. - 1/1/2019

Chula Vista, CA

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John S. - 12/30/2018

San Diego, CA

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Ross F. - 12/29/2018

San Diego, CA

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Betty W. - 12/29/2018

San Diego, CA

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Lonnie E. - 12/29/2018

Chula Vista, CA

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William J. - 12/28/2018

Oceanside, CA

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Kara H. - 12/25/2018

San Diego, CA

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Scott H. - 12/25/2018

Spring Valley, CA

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Rona R. - 12/22/2018

Oceanside, CA

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Alexa F. - 12/21/2018

San Diego, CA

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Becky A. - 12/21/2018

Lakeside, CA

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Gary S. - 12/20/2018

National City, CA

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Jennifer L. - 12/20/2018

San Diego, CA

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Roger C. - 12/20/2018

San Diego, CA

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Scott D. - 12/19/2018

San Diego, CA

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Ian T. - 12/19/2018

San Diego, CA

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Carley K. - 12/19/2018

Chula Vista, CA

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Donald M. - 12/15/2018

Chula Vista, CA

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William J. - 12/14/2018

Oceanside, CA

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Denise V. - 12/14/2018

La Mesa, CA

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Jonas W. - 12/12/2018

San Diego, CA

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Elizabeth A. - 12/12/2018

Chula Vista, CA

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Nice job giving our lawn a light trim.

Kevin N. - 12/12/2018

San Diego, CA

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Marla G. - 12/11/2018

San Diego, CA

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Annie B. - 12/11/2018

Poway, CA

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Patrice S. - 12/10/2018

La Mesa, CA

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Steve B. - 12/10/2018

San Diego, CA

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William J. - 12/8/2018

Oceanside, CA

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Did a great job trimming the hedge in the backyard.

Brian M. - 12/6/2018

San Diego, CA

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Maria G. - 12/5/2018

San Diego, CA

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Always ready answer my questions. Great guy

Jervia S. - 12/5/2018

San Diego, CA

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Kara H. - 12/4/2018

San Diego, CA

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Alex P. - 12/4/2018

Poway, CA

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Elliot did a great job! I liked that he communicated with me and sent pictures of the completed service while I was not home.

John S. - 12/2/2018

San Diego, CA

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Andre C. - 12/1/2018

Lemon Grove, CA

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Lonnie E. - 12/1/2018

Chula Vista, CA

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Rated 4.83 / 5 stars in 3,030 San Diego customer reviews.

San Diego yard care service tips

Should I water my lawn today?

There won't be any rain in San Diego today, which means you'll probably have to water your lawn.

Dusk and dawn are the best times to water your lawn (the sun will rise at 5:40 AM and set at 7:58 PM today in San Diego).

How often should I mow my lawn?

Here are the most common lawn mowing frequencies in San Diego:

Weekly mowing8%
Bi-weekly mowing52%
Monthly mowing22%
Lawns that get fertilized14%
Lawns that get aerated1%
Lawns sporting pink flamingos1

Lawn care prices in San Diego

Prices vary depending on the size of the lawn and frequency of your service.

Here are some average lawn care prices for homes in San Diego.

Average mowing price$47
Average lawn size2,158 sq. ft.
Time savedPriceless

San Diego yard care

So, you are lucky enough to reside in San Diego, with its miles of white sand beaches, palm trees, mountains, valleys, and desert splendor? The real question might be to ask if you have enough time to take it all in.


Where it all started


San Diego was the site of the first west coast European landing on what is now the United States in 1542. It was claimed for Spain by the explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo. In 1769, the area now known as San Diego was where the first European settlement, a mission, was established in what was to become the state of California.


Weather


San Diego has long been recognized as having one of the most temperate and pleasant year-round climates in the United States. According to usclimatedata.com, average highs in January in the sixties and August in the upper seventies, it's easy to see why people love living in San Diego. Annual precipitation averages around ten to twelve inches and the majority of that falls between December and March.


What's growing in San Diego


The downside of all that beautiful weather is that it classifies the climate as arid, and it can be challenging to get things to grow. Eighty percent of the water in San Diego is imported. As was the case in most of southern California, San Diego County when discovered had a covering of chaparral and coastal sage scrub in the eastern regions. Chaparral is the most frequently seen native plant in San Diego, as standard as pine forests are in the mountains. It is made up of shrubs that are highly resistant to drought and low to the ground flora that are typically under eight feet in height. The resilient evergreen chaparral has adapted to survive in the dry, arid climate, and have persevered through persistent wildfire seasons. Their small leathery leaves and deep roots store water and respond to the slightest rainfall. We should all be so tough.


Looks can be deceiving


When one visits San Diego now, the city is replete with lush greenery and flowering vegetation that makes it the envy of many a horticulturist. The fact is that most of what you see today is not native to the area, but was imported from regions of the world with climatic conditions that are similar. Resident planters of San Diego were responsible for bringing in a great deal of the flora and fauna that is now tied to southern California. For example, palm trees arrived from around the globe to thrive in partnership with the scant native varieties of plants.


Other common imported San Diego vegetation


Drive around the neighborhoods, and you will spot many of these imported beauties that were brought in from a veritable United Nations of worldwide locations:


South Africa

Bird-of-paradise, succulent ice plants for ground cover, African daisy, jade, and winter flowering aloes.


Southern Europe

Italian cypress, rosemary, olives.


North Africa/Canary Islands

Echiums and aeoniums.


Middle East

Oleander.


Australia

Eucalyptus trees and bottlebrush.


New Zealand

Flax (Phormium) and New Zealand tea tree.


South America

Pepper tree (Schinus terebinthifolia) and "California" pepper tree (native to Peru), bougainvillea and the Jacaranda tree (Brazil); pampas grass and lantana.

China

Hibiscus, camellias, heavenly bamboo.


South Japan to Java

Sago palm.


Asia

Indian hawthorn (along with varieties of ornamentals).


Mexico

Century plant (Agave) and many salvias (some plants mentioned only survived because of the water brought in to supplement the area's meager supply).


Balboa Park


One of the prime spots to visit in San Diego is Balboa Park. While there you can take in some of the gorgeous greenery we have been talking about while wandering its 1,200 acres. The land for Balboa park was part of a 1,400-acre, scrub-covered parcel that was set aside by city planners back in 1868. Today it is one of the most richly planted urban parks in the U.S., with an abundance of gardens to explore.


The magnificent gardens of Balboa Park:


Alcazar Garden

Inspired by a castle in Spain, it features 7,000 annuals, boxwood hedge borders, and elaborate fountains. While there you must check out the view of the California Tower.


Botanical Building and Reflecting Pool

A remnant of the 1915 World's Fair, the building rank among the biggest of wood lath construction to be found anywhere in the world. Inside are over 2,100 plants, including cycads, ferns, orchids, and many others. Marvel at the aquatic gardens and their water lilies and lotus that bloom spring through fall.


Casa del Rey Moro Garden

Of Moorish design, the building and garden date to 1935 and feature a wishing well that is modeled after one in the Guadalajara Museum of Gardens.


Desert Garden

Enjoy 2 ½ acres of succulents and other imported plants that are resistant to drought. The 1,300 plants are known for their unusual shapes and are at peak bloom January through March. The Old Cactus Garden features an array of giant cactus and succulents. Also notable are African and Australian protea.


Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden

This site containing three acres was in 2014 selected to the Great Rosarians of the World Hall of Fame. It contains 1,600 rose plants that represent 130 different varieties. Peak bloom is between April and May.


Japanese Friendship Garden

Created to express the bond between San Diego and sister city Yokohama, Japan. Experience Japanese culture including San-Kei-En garden that illustrates the Water, Pastoral, and Mountain concepts. The design of the 12-acre garden comes from ancient Japanese ideas and allusion and was tailored for San Diego's climate. Also featured is a koi pond, bonsai group, cherry trees and more.


Zoro Garden

A small, sunken garden that serves as a butterfly garden, including nectar and larval host plants.


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