Californians are going to learn to live with a long term drought, this means water regulations might be harsh enough to prevent pressure washing. Fingers crossed this winter is a wet one and those restrictions will be eased enough to allow for this excellent preparatory maintenance action.
Bamboo is an excellent choice for almost any landscape. It grows very well in most zones and can also serve as a great barrier for increased privacy. Sometimes though, it grows a little too well. Controlling your bamboo’s growth is important to keeping it from becoming an over-growth nuisance.