Posts Tagged drip irrigation

Sustainable Landscaping L.A.

Sustainable Water Features in the Los Angeles South Bay A big part of creating a Sustainable landscape is the inclusion of a water source for garden pollinators such as butterflies and hummingbirds. Water sources come in all shapes and sizes. Many choose to create a water feature such as a pond or a waterfall that re-circulates water and gives off beautiful sounds and creates a soothing atmosphere

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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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The Lowdown on Drip and Low-Volume Irrigation

Low-volume and drip irrigation components deliver water at slower rates but targeted to the right places. They use less water and are much better for plant material than conventional irrigation. Drip irrigation—the choice of a new generation? The demand for drip irrigation is growing. According to one contractor, a new group of homeowners is leading the charge. “Over the past five years or so, a new, very savvy bunch

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Drip Irrigation

Subsurface Drip Irrigation for native Lawns in California Enviroscape LA Founder Mike Garcia of Redondo Beach, CA. demonstrates how Rain Bird drip irrigation and the fertilizer injection system (Fertigation) for drip irrigation works! Brief yet packed video with the essential info you need before moving forward on your own landscape design project. “When you think Sustainability, think Enviroscape LA” Mike Garcia Landscape Design Contractor, Certified Pond Builder Founder

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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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Redondo Union High School Pond and Aquaponic food tower.

Redondo Union High School in southern California recently had EnviroscapeLA build a pond with an OASE filter system and a Pond Boss pump tied into the Vertical Aquaponic food tower. Science students will care for the pond, which will teach students about water quality, biological succession, ecosystem relationships, nitrogen cycling and will serve as an outdoor classroom. Mike Garcia, Sustainability Specialist, Landscape Design Contractor in Redondo Beach,

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Rainwater Diversion – Enviroscape LA

Enviroscape LA Rainwater harvesting

One of Los Angeles’ biggest environmental challenges is rainwater. Lack of it and yet, when it falls, it carries all the pollution on our roofs and streets to the ocean. Modern society, with all its advances in science, medicine and health can not seem to come up with something to magically cure the problem we have created and that is killing our ocean. In the beginning, it

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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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Lawn Rebates….Good for California?

Thinking of tearing out your lawn?  Read this first! In in effort to save water, many Californians are taking advantage of lawn removal rebates, where the water company will pay you $2-$4.00 per square foot, to remove lawn and replace with native plants or synthetic lawn.  Hundreds of Millions of dollars have already been given out.  If this program continues to succeed, what will be the net

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Who is paying for lawn removal rebates? Is there a better way?

Drip Irrigation Manhattan Beach EnviroscapeLA

California is undergoing the worst drought of modern times. Many native Californians were under the impression that since water was relatively inexpensive and was always readily available, why was there a need to save water? There is an old saying that “you do not understand the value of water, until the well runs dry”. This is proving true in California. Governor Brown issues an historic mandate calling

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