Sustainability Blog

Enviroscape LA offers environmental friendly, sustainable Landscape Design and Installation of Low Water Use native Garden, Waterfalls and Koi Ponds. Installation of Drip Irrigation and Rainwater Harvesting Systems in Los Angeles, CA. Enviroscape LA is located in the the Los Angeles South Bay and offers landscaping services in Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Gardena,  Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, Hawthorne, El Segundo and surrounding areas.

Urban Food Forests

Where does our food come from? To a large extent, our health depends upon the answer to this question. You see, most foodbought in the supermarket is days and weeks old.Prepackaged food may be older. Once a fruit or vegetable hasbeen picked, there are no longer antioxidants and nutrientsbeing pumped into the food. Once picked, the fruit or veggiebegins the process of decay and eventually its nutrients returnback

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Earth Month Interview with Mike Garcia of Enviroscape LA

Mike Garcia Enviroscape LA

Kim Lewand Martin interviews Mike Garcia of Enviroscape L.A.     As you know, this month our Everyday Eco-Habit is Going Water-LESS Outdoors. As the Landscape Design Coordinator for Enviroscape LA, what would you recommend for our Everyday People to do to help reduce their water usage Outdoors?   The one big take-a-way that everyone can do TODAY is to plant a Native plant. If your yard

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LA Landscape Awards

Winners and their pictures of the LA Landscape Awards Ceremony for residential and commercial landscaping design and construction jobs as well as water features, lighting and tree pruning.  CATEGORY:EDUCATIONAL WATER FEATURE 1ST PLACE Company: Enviroscape LAWebsite: enviroscapela.comPhone: 310-374-1199Project Name: Redondo Union High School CATEGORY:HUMANITARIAN AWARD Company: Enviroscape LAWebsite: enviroscapela.comPhone: 310-374-1199Project Name: S.T.E.M. Education at Play Mike Garcia,Landscape Design Contractor, Certified Pond Builder,Health Coach and Sustainability Expert.Founder of Enviroscape LA 

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Sustainability or Regeneration?

Manhattan Beach Pier, Enviroscape LA Landscaping Contractor

As I was working on my computer, I heard the doggie door slam and knew my cat “Soffee” was soon to join me on the couch.  I noticed her coming…with something in her mouth.  She brought me a “present”, there it was, trying to get away, or rather, slide away, she brought me a good sized alligator lizard!  I didn’t want to get bit, so I began taking off

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Advanced Permaculture Design Certification

Mike Garcia completed course work and has earned his Advanced Permaculture Design Certification from the Matt Powers Advanced Permaculture Design Institute.  This certification is a collection of regenerative solutions and pathways, which enable participants to partner with, and learn how to see our world through the lens of nature.  Learning was enhanced by over 65 expert instructors from around the world and include subject soil science, mycology,

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CLCA Best Water Feature Awards 2018

CLCA WINNERS ANNOUNCED The California Landscape Contractors Association ( has announced the results of the 2018 Best of Los Angeles landscape competition.  Enviroscape LA picked up several awards and notably, won 1st place for the best water feature in the education pond division.  This project was designed and installed for the Redondo Union High School Science Department. Another award was given for the pond built at South Bay

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Do Organic Herbicides Really Work?

Organic weed killers are designed to Kill Weeds, Not the Lawn. Many new products on the market seem too good to be true. How to Kill Weeds Naturally? Organic weed killers have appeared on the market. Are they really safe? DO they work? Enviroscape LA Founder Mike Garcia discusses these issues in this first installment of 2 videos. Mike Garcia, Landscape Design Contractor, Certified Pond Builder

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Pond gives RUHS students hands-on opportunity

Ponds are newsworthy because they provide opportunities for students to learn. Enviroscape LA built this pond at the Redondo Union High School in 2016.  Kudos to Redondo Union High School (RUHS) for partnering with Enviroscape LA to create a pond for the science department.  This will be a state of the art facility used for science classes and tied into aquaponic vertical gardens and rainwater harvesting. This  Sustainability project

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Pollinator Gardens Role in Saving the Planet

What are Pollinators and what role do they play in helping keep our planet in balance?  Pollinators are bugs, birds and any creature that aids and assists in the pollination of plants.  Why is this so important?  Nature has set-up an intricate system of check and balances.   All plants (like people) do age and die.  If plants did not reproduce, they would die out in one generation. 

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Front yard Waterfall for LA

In this video below, Mike Garcia, Sustainability Expert and Founder of Enviroscape LA in Redondo Beach gives an explanation of how to fix an improperly installed front yard waterfall in Los Angeles, CA. Mike Garcia, Landscape Design Contractor, Certified Pond Builder and Sustainability Specialist. Founder of Enviroscape LA  Landscaping Phone: (310) 374-1199 Redondo Beach, South Bay, California Serving Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes Estates,

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