Garden

Got Leaves?

Leaves, leaves, everywhere!  Anyone with trees and shrubs around their home is experiencing a bounty of fallen leaves this time of year. And while fall colors can be visually stunning, what does one do with all those fallen leaves after the kids are finished having leaf fights and jumping into leaf piles? Here are a…

Environment Plus Edibles Equal Eden

If you’re looking for inspiration for your own garden or scouting out amazing weekend outings for the family that are fun, educational and free, then look no further than the fifth annual Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This annual tour, located in the heart of…

Keeping LA’s Beaches Green

This is the time of year when green is the “it” color. Between St. Patrick’s Day and the many hues of springtime green popping up on foliage all around us, we’re happily “swimming” in emerald…jade…chartreuse…sage…hunter…pistachio…the shades of green can go on and on. And, as the plant world around us begins to wake up from winter,…

New SAFE Center Opens In Granada Hills

Late last month, LA Sanitation cut the ribbon on the new Nicole Bernson SAFE Center located at 10241 North Balboa Blvd. in Granada Hills. Standing for Solvents, Automotive, Flammables and Electronics, the new SAFE Center will provide residents of the Northwest San Fernando Valley a convenient way to dispose of their unwanted household hazardous waste…

Make Your Garden Ocean Friendly – A Chat with Surfrider Foundation’s Paul Herzog

Paul Herzog works for Surfrider Foundation and is the National Coordinator for their Ocean Friendly Garden Program. The LA Stormwater Program recently caught up with Paul to discuss the program he oversees and glean a little insight on how to make our yards and gardens friendlier to our waterways. LA Stormwater: Hi Paul! Can you…

The Village Gardeners Work to Improve the LA River

In our last eNewsletter issue we highlighted a few ways we can make a positive impact on our community. Sometimes it’s nice to be inspired by the work of others, and it’s also nice to see how all the hard work we do is paying off. Well, look no further than The Village Gardeners, a…

Lawn Be Gone: Score Some Cash by Removing Your Grass

Maintaining a grass lawn can be a hassle. Keeping your grass green and looking healthy means watering and mowing on a regular basis. We bet there have been plenty of times when you just wanted to give up and tear it all out. Well, if you really want to go green and stop all that…

Going Green with Parkways!

  L.A.’s Board of Public Works recently made it a bit easier to go green! That’s right, last month the Board voted on new rules that will allow homeowners in the city to plant drought tolerant turf and ground cover without having to obtain a permit. This means less water use, which means not only…

When Less Is More – In the Garden

Hey gardeners and home owners out there, did you know that you could reduce the amount of toxins in our waters by following a few easy rules? It’s true and if you have a lawn or garden and occasionally use pesticides or herbicides to green it up, we have a little recommendation that could go…

Save Water by Going Native!

Water is a precious resource, especially in Southern California where the annual average of rainfall is much lower than in other parts of the country. At times this can mean water shortages and drastic cut backs as our population is large and our potential to use water is great due to our dry climate. There…

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