We design and construct beautiful and functional landscapes that can thrive in persistent drought conditions.
The "New Normal" of disrupted weather patterns and hotter temperatures poses a significant threat to the health and survival of our outdoor landscapes. We plan each site for drought resiliency to protect our clients' investment and to ensure that they can continue to use and enjoy their landscapes when outdoor watering is restricted or prohibited.
Our design objective is to strike a balance between minimizing the amount of water and maintenance required to sustain the landscape, and create special outdoor spaces that enhance our clients' quality of life. Simply designing an arid, desert landscape is not our objective; the landscape must convey a sense of place, be aesthetically pleasing, have shade and shelter, reduce ambient temperatures, provide habitat and food for wildlife, and most importantly give inspiration and a sense of well-being.
Even in the driest times, the Southern California climate can sustain a rich and diverse landscape with few resources if the plant palette is climate-appropriate, rainwater is captured and stored, the water needs of the plants and trees can be met with seasonal rains augmented with stored rainwater, and the soil is full of healthy, active biology.
Our design process focuses on integrating the hardscape, grading, plant palette, rainwater harvesting and irrigation systems so they sustainably and efficiently collect, store and distribute water.
We strongly believe that technology can enable our drought resilient landscapes to become self-sustaining. Our proprietary automation systems optimize rainwater storage capacity and deliver water throughout the landscape when and where it is most needed to maintain the health of the plants. Because our automation systems have designed and integrated the rainwater harvesting and irrigation systems, they require little, if any, interaction with the client or their maintenance personnel.