Drought Tolerant & Sustainable Landscaping
The importance of water conservation in La Canada Flintridge, CA & surrounding areas goes beyond meeting the restrictions placed by the local water agencies of Los Angeles County. We must take measures to ensure that we are not only consuming wisely and with moderation, but carrying these practices well into the future. We can convert your existing landscape into a drought tolerant one, or create a new sustainable garden or outdoor area for you to enjoy.
Tips For Sustainable Practices
Update your watering system — have it professionally evaluated for maximum efficiency. Weather based "Smart Controllers" are an excellent choice to ensure that you are using water wisely.
Retrofit your irrigation system to drip line or low flow rotating spray heads. When professionally installed, these are extremely efficient and will deliver water much more precisely.
Remove all or part of your water thirsty lawn and replace it with drought tolerant ground cover, decomposed granite, gravel, etc.
Use permeable hardscape surfaces wherever possible, allowing rainwater and irrigation runoff to seep back into the water table.
Install decorative yet functional rain chains or a rainwater harvesting system as a means of capturing rainwater for later use.
Use plants from the 5 Mediterranean areas of the world.
Use Succulents — extremely low maintenance with very low water needs.
Keep your plants well mulched with 2–4" of organic matter.
Devote a portion of your yard to fruit and nut trees, vegetable production, and/or herbs. You will delight at the ease with which you can supply your family with healthy, fresh foods.