Archive for the Water Garden Category

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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KURAPIA

Kurapia Groundcover Plant This Manhattan Beach front yard is grass free. What looks like grass is a grass substitute called Kurapia. Once established, it requires little maintenance and needs less water than cool season turfgrasses. It only needs water 1-2X per month. It also attracts birds and butterflies and is self-repairing if dog pee occurs and is great for kids play. Kurapia has thick, dense growth that

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Mike Garcia, sustainable Landscape Contractor and Founder of EnviroscapeLA Los Angeles California

As a young boy, EnviroscapeLA Founder Mike Garcia developed a fascination with nature which guided him to graduate college in the field of Environmental Horticulture.  After his formal education, Mike went on to found EnviroscapeLA, a sustainable landscape construction firm specializing in green solutions in the landscape and building Japanese Koi ponds.  EnviroscapeLA’s work has been featured in numerous magazines and television shows and has been the

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Ponds and Pesticides

As pond contractors and installers, our job is to creates beautiful living spaces with water. This includes ponds, fountains and rainwater harvesting. Once the project is finished, we see the client’s elated face, they reach for a checkbook and make the final payment, and this story has a happy ending. Is this the end of the story? No. This is simply the end of the chapter. The next

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Backyard Landscape Design Project Videos

EnviroscapeLA – Landscape Design and Installation of sustainable Low Water Use native Garden Design, Waterfalls, Fountains and Ponds. Drip Irrigation Installation and Rainwater Harvesting Systems, Los Angeles.   Mike Garcia, Landscape Design Contractor & Certified Pond Builder Phone: (310) 374-1199 Email : mike@enviroscapela.com Founder  of Enviroscape L.A. Landscaping, Redondo Beach, Ca 90278 South Bay, California      

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Ponds and Waterfalls

  Mike Garcia, Landscape Design Contractor & Certified Pond Builder Phone: (310) 374-1199 Email : mike@enviroscapela.com Founder of EnviroscapeLA  Landscaping, Manhattan Beach, LA South Bay, California Landscape Design and Installation of Low Water Use native Garden, Waterfalls and Ponds. Drip Irrigation, Rainwater Harvesting . Your Gardening Guide in the Los Angeles South Bay Area, CA.

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EnviroscapeLA Watergarden Videos

Los Angeles based Landscape Design Contractor and certified Pond Builder Mike Garcia, Founder of EnviroscapeLA  landscaping talks  in his  Youtube Videos   about how to build a sustainable backyard pond Watergarden in just One Day. This took the experienced Enviroscape crew one day to build and the infrastructure (By ProEco Products) is the world’s most sustainable, saving the homeowner lots of $$ in electricity costs.      

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Water Features

I recently had the privilege of interviewing award-winning landscape architect and water feature installer Rhadiante Van de Voorde, founder of Elemental Design Group in San Francisco. Her business is more than 20 years old and has won numerous state and national awards for design and installation. Every business has been hit by the recession, and Van de Voorde’s business is no exception. When asked how she keeps

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Pond World, Not yet an Industry

Water Garden News has splashed into the world of blogging. I’ve been invited to discuss the issues affecting our businesses and I welcome your comments. In my conversations with other pond builders, I’ve found much agreement that we can’t quite call the pond world an industry yet. We’re so small that we’re not really an industry, but more of a niche within the construction and landscaping industries.

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