Water Wise

Featured in The San Diego Union Tribune Newspaper

LANDSCAPER CUSTOMIZES
ENCINITAS
YARD TO BE TROPICAL
YET  DROUGHT-TOLERANT

John and Cathy love to travel to the Caribbean, so much so that they make of point of visiting every two years. In January  they set out for

Belize where John found himself snapping photos of palm trees and plants, big and small, that they would use in planning their own tropical paradise when they returned home to Encinitas.

Late last year they terminated a relationship with a landscape designer, who they thought was too expensive. Then John learned about Eric Breceda and his wife and business partner, Teran.

Eric has been in business for 30 years, the last several of which he has spent incorporating irrigation and environmental science to create..

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The koi pond (top right) is the focal point of the backyard, which also includes a comfortable sitting area (above). The Encinitas property has 10 self-contained micro zones.

“There were a lot of big plants and trees in the first plan,but we couldn’t afford it,” John recalled. “But the Brecedas took a different approach that was more personal. Instead of a general plan, Teran developed a detailed cost estimate where we could go line-by-line and pick and choose.

Written by:
LILLIAN  COX
SPECIAL TO TUE U-T

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