Today's Landscapes

The Case for Native Plants in Landscape Design

Figure 1: Utah native plant Indian Paintbrush, Castilleja angustifolia, blooms in the hills near Huntsville, Utah. Photo Credit: Abby Roberts As water becomes more precious in the Intermountain West, we find ourselves looking for plants with drought tolerance, ease of care, and the ability to survive harsh winters. The answer? Natives. Native plants have been […]

QWEL Q and A With PKJ Design Group’s Irrigation Specialist

Jon Avina is PKJ’s Irrigation Specialist, designing irrigation plans for projects large and small.  QWEL stands for ‘Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper’ and is an important certification not just for landscapers, but for anyone working in the green industry.  Jon completed his QWEL certification back in October, and we recently caught up with him to ask […]