1. The Ideal Grass for California

    When we think about our landscaping, our thoughts often drift immediately to our more labor-intensive features. Bushes, flower beds, and manicured trees all take a lot of time and energy to get to look just right. But one thing that we often overlook is the grass in our yard. The fact is, our grass plays a large role in making our landscaping feel cohesive.  When properly planted and cared for, y…Read More

  2. Types of Mulch, Benefits, and How to Use It

    Talk to any gardening or landscaping professional about how to better take care of your garden, they will most likely say something about mulch. But when you head to your local landscape supply store, you’ll find a variety of different types of mulch, each with their own unique benefits, and of course, price. Whether you’re looking to conserve water or simply want to refresh the aesthetics of …Read More

  3. What Does N-P-K Mean?

    The benefit of living in the Bakersfield or Southern California area is that planting can be done just about all year long. Although, the downside to that is that the lawn or garden needs to be fertilized as well. If you’re a seasoned gardener or landscaper, you’ll have your favorite brand and type of fertilizer, you’ll know what to look for in a fertilizer, and you’ll know when and how to…Read More

  4. Drought-Tolerant Grasses

    If you drive around Bakersfield, there’s a good chance you will see lawns, golf courses, and businesses with lush green grass. Unfortunately, these lawns require a considerable amount of water to maintain that fresh, bright green look. At Kern Turf Supply, we believe that everyone should do their best to support the environment and regulate, monitor, and potentially reduce the amount of water th…Read More

  5. Types of Landscape Lighting

    No matter where you live or what type of business you run, whether it’s a golf course, park, or restaurant, landscape lighting can create a welcoming environment, protect guests, and help put a focal point on certain areas. Even though lighting is a sort of finishing touch on many designs, it plays an essential role in the overall feel of the space. So you probably know that you should and want …Read More

  6. How to Prevent Water Erosion

    Whether you’re worried about erosion due to rain, a nearby river, or your irrigation system, it is a concern that many homeowners and business owners have, even in Bakersfield. If you’re seeing exposed roots in your garden beds or soil that is sliding into your driveway, it could be a sign of runoff or erosion of the topsoil. But you often don’t see these signs in your own yard, they occur d…Read More

  7. Benefits of an Automated Sprinkler System

    Are you sick of moving the sprinkler around all day, every day? Are you tired of lugging your garden hose around and removing its kinks all the time? Are you over dry, bald spots, and overwatered, muddy patches? If you answered “yes” to any or all of these questions, then it’s time to consider installing an automated sprinkler system. In this blog, the Bakersfield landscape supply experts at…Read More

  8. Breaking Up With Your Old Backyard

    Dear Backyard, How have you been? It’s a bummer you got caught in the hailstorm today, and the fact that the neighbor’s dog has been barking non-stop all week hasn’t made matters any better. I can’t even imagine what that’s like.   I’m sorry if I’ve been cold and distant lately. We haven’t hung out in a few days because I’ve been really busy, and I’ve had a lot on my mind late…Read More

  9. Your New Outdoor Kitchen

    Indoor kitchens are overrated. Why not bring all the functions of a kitchen to the great outdoors? In this blog, the Bakersfield landscape supply team at Kern Turf Supply will give you a checklist for everything you need to create an amazing outdoor kitchen. A Grill It all starts with the grill. What’s the point of having an outdoor kitchen if you can’t cook out there? This is the centerpiece …Read More

  10. It’s Lit: The Importance of Landscape Lighting

    In the Kern Turf Supply blog, we’ve talked about elements of a great landscape for years. It doesn’t matter if it’s the lawns, the hot tubs, the decks, the flowerbeds, the outdoor kitchens, or the backyard beach cabanas—if you can dream it up, we’ve blogged about it. Except there’s one thing we’ve overlooked: landscape lighting. Lighting is such a crucial part of a landscape—potent…Read More