Removing old plantings and directing downspouts into rain gardens all over town! We can help you capture all the rainwater that falls onto your roof and redirect it into your garden! This smart client hired us just in time for this winter’s rains!
- This corner lot in Pasadena was surrounded on two sides by turf grass and old shrubs.
- We worked with the homeowners and licensed contractors to remove the grass and amend the soil organically. Soil was also moved around, digging down to create small lakes (swales) and mounded up to create little hills (berms). Small rivers (trenches) connected gutter downspouts to the swales, so rainwater from the roof can stay in the garden and deep water the plants.
- Native and climate appropriate plants were planted throughout the garden.
In KPCC’s recent story “5 tips for teaching toddlers water conservation” Australian water expert Barbara Jensen discusses how teaching children early about the water issues we face can have a direct impact on a family’s water use and reduced consumption!
This video illustrates the point beautifully!
Last month Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in California and asked state residents to voluntarily cut water usage by 20 percent. But you may ask how much? when? and where? KPCC published this link that helps answer all those questions!
Check out this interactive website for the answers you need.
With our droughts in full effect we want to remind everyone that we helped write (and design) the book on drought tolerant gardening in Los Angeles. Download The Drought Tolerant Garden, Los Angeles County Handbook pdf at the County Green Building Program to view the entire 50 page book. Chock full of important and helpful information including more than 500 drought tolerant plants specifically for your zone.
Download the pdf at the County Green Building Program