Posts Tagged Rainwater Harvesting | EnviroscapeLA

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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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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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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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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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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Saving Water: Simple ways to hold on to the rain

With El Niño-related storms providing much-needed rain, why let it go down the drain? Angelenos can tap into the age-old practice of rainwater harvesting, a process that saves both water and money. Homeowners will have several opportunities this month to learn how to capture rainwater as experts and agencies gear up for a wet winter ahead. Techniques involve constructing property berms and swales (ditches built on the contour

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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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