Landscaping

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Photos courtesy of Janis Hatlestad, Better Earth Garden Design

The modern aesthetic in Southern California is all about defining our sense of place with meaningful landscaping. That translates into using locally sourced native plants with a low or no water use plant palette, creating Ocean Friendly Gardens. This approach is based on sensible maintenance, climate appropriate plants, and minimal irrigation.

The choices for design and management of our landscapes can either soften or magnify the impacts that people have on nature. Using less water, little or no herbicides and pesticides, choosing natives plants and drought-tolerant plants, growing an edible garden– these choices help our landscapes co-exist with the biota of the Santa Monica Mountains.


Landscape Design and Maintenance


Wildlife Friendly Landscaping


Coexisting with Wildlife