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garden\garden 

garden\garden was a public demonstration garden that showed sustainable landscapes are cost-effective, environmentally beneficial, and easy to replicate. A nine-year case study documenting the resource consumption at the two gardens showed that the Native Garden used 83% less water; generated 56% less green waste and requires 68% less maintenance than the Traditional Garden . View the full report: garden-garden 2013 

Complete garden/garden Brochure pdf

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Native Garden
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Traditional Garden


 April 2012 - More about the Garden / Garden project and Sustainable Landscaping from reporter and expert Emily Green at chanceofrain.com.

   
home native garden
 
Native Garden
 home traditional garden
 
Traditional Garden
Native Garden Plant List pdf
Permeable Paving Info Sheet pdf
Rainwater Infiltration Pit Info Sheet pdf
Native Garden Resources pdf
Traditional Garden Plant List pdf
Traditional Garden Resources pdf

Comparison Data

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The Numbers Speak for Themselves.
Click here to see a full-size version of the above Research Data Flyer.pdf

More Data:2004 to 2010 Comparison Charts 
Water Consumption Data
Maintenance Data
Solid Waste Generation Data

 

 Native before

Native Garden Site Pre-Demolition

 Traditional Before

Traditional Garden Site Pre-Demolition

 Native Demolition
 
Native Garden Site During Landscaping
 Traditional Demolition
 
Traditional Garden Site During Landscaping
Aerial View of Site
Construction Cost Sheet pdf
garden/garden Site Plan
Last updated: Tuesday, 02/09/2016

All About Plants

Plants
Climate-appropriate, drought-tolerant, California-friendly, water-wise: different ways to say the same thing -- choosing the right plant material is an important part of any sustainable landscape.
Learn More.

A Website for Sore Eyes

LACoastalSMALL
Take a gander at some gorgeous gardens, point and click on the plants you like and - voila! - you tap into a wealth of information on that particular plant species.  Click again and you automatically compile a printable list of plants that can easily be handed-off to a landscaper or an attendant at your favorite nursery. 

This tool will go a long way in helping you overcome some of the most significant hurdles in getting your sustainable landscape project started.

 

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