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Meet John Corning of Kelly Grn Native Landscape Living in Encinitas

Today we’d like to introduce you to John Corning.

John grew up with a green thumb, an eye for design, a passion for the outdoors and a talent for creating with his hands. When he met his wife Kelly, who had a background in marketing/PR they wanted to not only get married but also marry their gifts and talents and thus Kelly Grn was born. John saw the need for water-conwscious lawns in order to protect his home state of California. John was ahead of the curve of the trend that followed some years later. Johns appreciation for the earth, ocean, and local plan ecology Blossomed into a mission statement for KellyGrn.

Established in 2010, they work to serve the need for superior installation and consistent maintenance of Southern California landscapes. Kelly Grn specializes in using California Native plants to create a low maintenance, drought tolerant landscape that supports local ecology and wildlife. They collaborate with California’s top landscape designers to bring their clients the best in comfort, beauty, and sustainability.

He leads and teaches for Surfriders Ocean Friendly Garden Program. His work has won awards and recognition by the California native society and many of his projects can be seen locally on tours of native plants and LED certified homes and gardens.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Normal growing pains of any small business, we have growing pains. Some people like the idea of having natives but get nervous it will look desert-like or they can have color or a full landscape. That’s where johns talent and expertise come in. He walks alongside owners so they feel comfortable with the outcome.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
We are two people who saw a need for high quality, innovative landscape installation, and design among conscious and caring people. We filled that need by starting Kelly Grn Native Landscape Living in 2010. Our passion lies in California natives. By using California Native plants, you can have a landscape garden that has a diverse plant palette and plants that are drought tolerant and support our local ecology. Some natives can naturalize to your landscape as well. We do it all from palms to peonies, vegetable gardens to fruit trees. We know irrigation and we love to help homeowners learn how their landscaping can thrive without using unnecessary amounts of our precious water supply. We know the tricks-of-the-trade that will have your home and water bill reflect your passion for family and earth. In addition, we do our own design and work.

We care about providing landscaping work that is; personal, creative, water-savvy, efficient, timely, honest, and smart. We will be with you from start to finish. Designing and implementing beautiful landscaping, we keep current on all things green and maintaining relationships with our communities and our wholesalers.

Pay it forward!

What were you like growing up?
Avid surfer and lover of everything outdoors. Johns dad was a good gardener and taught him a lot. John loved to build things, create and design things and it came very naturally

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