Posts Tagged ‘water conservation’

Rainwater Collection Systems for Driveways

Rain purifies the air, and cleanses the ground. It can be polite, or a terrible force of nature to be feared. New hardscape designs always include a drainage plan, and installers meticulously carry out those plans. On a driveway, rain combined with improper drainage leads to erosion and possibly even wash outs. These unacceptable safety ...Read more.

Xeriscape: Water-Defying Landscaping

On a recent trip to Ojai, CA with family I noted something beautiful: desert landscaping in a raised planter bed lined with local boulders. The shopping center on West Ojai Ave., Hwy 150, incorporated the local horticulture as a design theme throughout the shopping center. It really worked for me. The crisp green Agave plants ...Read more.

Pool Fill: Remodeling with Purpose

In the world of home investment, swimming pools are a questionable feature. While useful for family get-togethers and outdoor excursions, many consider pools to be a liability which lower the value of the property. Many home owners and property investors choose to fill swimming pools, eliminating the need for maintenance and liability concerns. Crews can remove ...Read more.

Paving a Steep Driveway

Steep hillsides pose some of the most difficult challenges to driveway paving installers. If not installed correctly, natural forces and seasonal weather could cause the driveway to fail. These failures not only damage the driveway, but also any structures or vehicles down-slope of the failure. Several construction techniques ensure the driveway lasts for years to ...Read more.

Artificial Turf: The Key to Water Efficiency

Families in the United states use about 400 million gallons of water a year, 30% of which goes towards outdoor uses. That’s about 120 million gallons of water a year that nobody drinks or showers with. (via EPA.gov) In another study sponsored by the California Department of Water Resources, data shows that 54% of California ...Read more.

Native Plants for Landscape Design

Posted by | Filed under Artificial Turf, Landscaping | Jun 27, 2012 | Tags: , , , , | No Comments

According to archaeological evidence, the first farmers began to “landscape design” about 12,000 years ago. Yep, agriculture is a form of landscape design, and so is gardening.  The first men and women who walked the earth were  part of a complex ecosystem, one that required enhancement to supply human needs: food, shelter, and comfort.  This farming lifestyle ...Read more.

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