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Starter Garden for Family

A family in Manhattan Beach called us saying they were “accidentally” growing pumpkins in a plastic storage container, and they wanted a real garden instead. In truth, they had great instincts and those pumpkins were growing like crazy on their … Continue reading

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Bye, Bye Turf!

It’s time to highlight another turf removal project we’ve just completed. This one is primarily non-edible, but we were excited to transform another front lawn into a water catchment basin, and make it a home for native and drought-tolerant plants. … Continue reading

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Five Steps to a Beautiful Flagstone Ground Cover

Today we have a guest post from Dane O’Leary, a full-time freelance writer, lifestyles and design blogger for daneoleary.com, scientist, and humanitarian. His writing has been published in a variety of independent web and print publications. He has degrees in … Continue reading

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Big Changes for a Big Front Yard

Our largest Turf Removal Rebate project to date involved eliminating 3,000 square feet of lawn in a big front yard and parkway in Beverlywood. The owners wanted to reduce their water bill and make their front yard an inviting place … Continue reading

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One More Turf Removal Rebate Garden

People in Southern California are finally catching on to the idea that lawns are a waste of water, especially during a drought like the one we’ve been in for many years now. The City of Los Angeles is providing incentives … Continue reading

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New Restaurant Garden in Downtown LA

Artisan House, a combination market and restaurant/bar on the corner of 6th and Main Street, serves delicious, fresh food all day long, offering organic produce, artisanal wines and small-farm dairy products. The restaurant menu sports all the eye-catching entrees, sandwiches, … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking Food Gardens Giveaway!

If you’re looking for a good gardening book to curl up with this winter, Groundbreaking Food Gardens is my pick for 2014. Niki Jabbour, author of The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener, has collected an impressive series of vegetable garden designs from … Continue reading

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New Garden for Dad and His Little Girl

Father’s Day is coming up, so it seemed appropriate to feature a new garden we just completed for a new dad. His little girl may not even be walking yet, but when she can she’ll have a place to grow … Continue reading

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New Keyhole Garden for Jesse

With every new house comes the opportunity for a new garden, and in the case of Jesse Carmichael, a new keyhole garden. Some of you may remember the first garden we did for Jesse a few years ago. Now he’s … Continue reading

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School Garden Wonderland

School playgrounds in urban environments tend to be comprised more of concrete than soccer fields. Still there is always room for green. Kehillat Israel Early Childhood Center in Pacific Palisades, CA wanted to create more garden space for their kids … Continue reading

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