Archive for the Sustainability Category

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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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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Growing and using Herb Gardens in the Los Angeles South Bay

The whole food – plant-based lifestyle is here to stay. Herbs make this way of life fun and enjoyable. Come learn all about herbs in the garden and growing them for the landscape. Free Herb Gardens Workshop on Saturday, April 1st, 2017 hosted by Mike Garcia, Landscape Design Contractor, certified Pond Builder and Health Coach in Redondo Beach, California.  We look forward to seeing you! RSVP 310-374-1199   Visit

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Drainage and Hard Rains

California friendly Garden Many in southern California have completely changed their former lawn dominated yards into drought tolerant or “California Friendly” gardens.  This entailed ripping out all or most of the grass with surfaces like decomposed granite (DG) or laying down different sizes of gravel.  This type of landscape works well in southern California, until heavy rains begin to fall, as happened last week.  Why the surprise? When

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World’s Best Small Pond Filter

Pond Filter Mike Garcia, landscape contractor, certified pond builder and Founder of Enviroscape LA landscaping in Redondo Beach.  In this video, Mike Garcia talks about and demonstrates the ProEco Products pond filter system for Koi Ponds. This pond filter system is the most simple system on the market and has the lowest electrical draw of any pump on the market. If you are after Sustainability, this is

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Rainwater Diversion Explained

Rainwater Diversion in Los Angeles Drive Way The ultimate Rainwater Diversion project is diverting rainwater underneath the driveway and this is explained by Enviroscape LA Founder Mike Garcia. Enviroscape LA offers environmental friendly, sustainable Landscape Design and Installation of Low Water Use native Garden, Waterfalls and Ponds. Installation of Drip Irrigation and Rainwater Harvesting Systems in Los Angeles, CA.   Sustainable Landscape Contractor Los Angeles Enviroscape LA is located in the

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Preparing for EL NINO in LA

Thinking Sustainably and Preparing for El Nino by Mike Garcia, Enviroscape LA Mitigate the storm’s effect on our home and garden – AND – Divert and capture storm water to help our severe drought We are in a severe prolonged drought yet if El Niño comes this year an estimated 114 billion gallons of water we could be capturing is lost. Even with El Niño – we are

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Home Gardening: Important for us & our planet

Organic Gardening at Home: Important for Us & Our Planet Learn about the water situation in CA, what “GMO” is all about, and a practical solution that’s better for our health and the health of the planet.Please join RJS FITNESS as we host Mike Garcia of Enviroscape LA.Enviroscape founder Mike Garcia began his career in the horticultural field more than 30 years ago. After earning his college

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