Five Super Cool Ideas for your Rain Garden

2017-09-20T00:11:49+00:00 By |Creative, Design, Water|

Look,  I’m going to cut to the chase.  No beating around the bush.  Because I know you’re cool and you would do the same for me.

So here it is.

All the cool kids are doing it.  So you should too. 

You need to get yourself a RAIN GARDEN in your yard.  Stat.

No idea what we’re talking about?  That’s cool too.

Rain gardens are simply a planned retention and infiltration area for runoff.

That’s it.  Everything else is details.

What can […]

Sustainability: A No-brainer for your Landscape

2017-07-26T10:13:47+00:00 By |Environment|

Let’s do a test.  I want you to read the next few phrases and notice your reaction.

Global warming.

Save the trees.

Mother Earth.

Sustainability.

Is your head ready to explode?  

Well you’re not alone.  A lot of people get turned off by the polarization that occurs with issues regarding the care of our planet.

Regardless of your feelings regarding such issues, there should be […]

Stormwater Management in the Suburbs

2017-06-14T13:26:07+00:00 By |Design, Environment, Water|

What to do with stormwater in your landscape and the greater landscape

So I have an infomercial question for you today.

Do you want to cut your water bill and usage by 50%? Stick around and I’ll show you the no-brainer solution! But wait, there’s more! You’ll get several other bonus tips at no additional fee!

Just ten easy payments….

 

I’ll stick to blogging.

 

With all this talk on stormwater, I have broken stormwater management into segments based on geographical […]

The Opportunity Called the California Water Shortage

2017-06-14T13:26:39+00:00 By |Current Events, Environment, Water|

The California Water Shortage: A Case for Aesthetic Ecosystem and Ecological Design

  California reservoir drought A reservoir showing the effect of drought conditions in California

In recent news, there has been significant coverage of California’s struggle with its below average precipitation in the past several years.  Yes, they call it a drought.

Governor Jerry Brown and California State Water Resources Control Board have come forward […]

Must-Have Strategies for Urban Stormwater Mitigation

2017-06-14T13:27:11+00:00 By |Environment|

How we can redesign urban stormwater systems

As described in my previous blog post, there is an increasing need for better handling of our precipitation and its transition to runoff. There are numerous benefits from proper management of stormwater before it leaves our landscape. Here, I’ll take you through some of the issues with the design of our current systems, then to what are characteristics of an ideal stormwater management system, and finally to several […]

Must-Have Strategies for Stormwater Mitigation

2017-06-14T13:27:39+00:00 By |Environment|

A call to action for designing stormwater systems in our landscape and the world around us

The day this post comes out marks the one day of the year where we celebrate the land we walk upon. We ignore it the other 360-something days, but not today. Today is special so we can celebrate Earth and all of its wonderful natural resources.

Happy Earth Day everyone!

 

But sadly today is not special. Today is just another ordinary day. […]