About FormLA Landscaping

 
FormLA Landscaping believes authentic beauty can save LA… So we are bringing it – one lush, lovely, optimally sustainable landscape at a time.
 

 

20 Year Milestones

During our more than 20 years in business, we have added nearly 1.5 million square feet of authentic, native habitat to Los Angeles, ranging from Tujunga to Playa Del Rey, western Malibu to the San Marina foothills. That involved removing about 200,000 square feet of thirsty lawn – the rough equivalent of 40 football fields or 750 tennis courts! As a result, each year, we now:

  • Save well over 10 million gallons of water
  • Reduce air pollution by an amount equivalent to that produced by the annual commutes of 59 Angelenos
  • Save our clients’ approximately $700,000 a year in lawn care expenses
  • Keep 2400 lbs of toxic chemical fertilizers out of our watershed

 
Nearly 50 clients have opened their gardens to tours including Garden Conservancy Open Days, House Beautiful, the International Greenbuild Tour, Theodore Payne Foundation’s Native Plant Garden Tour, Pacific Palisades Garden Tour, and Santa Monica Conservancy Tours.
 
We take pride in creating beauty reflective of LA’s creativity, authenticity and diversity, and in the knowledge this beauty supports LA’s long term resilience.
 
 

Philosophy

We believe you and Los Angeles deserve our best.  Choosing optimally sustainable materials benefits our whole community, while choosing native foliage ensures Los Angeles rocks a look distinctive from anywhere else in the world.

Whether we are creating a smart LEED® landscape design, impeccably crafting hardscapes with sustainable materials and practices, or ensuring your landscape thrives, our work is infused with the knowledge that our work can save the world… or at least LA!

In providing beautiful, architecturally significant landscapes, we are:

  • Supporting the health of all who use the space,
  • Enhancing LA’s independence from external water sources,
  • Facilitating neighborhood cohesion and safety,
  • Lessening our communal tax burden, and
  • Protecting our oceans, wild lands and water sources.

 

History

Owners Kirk and Cassy Aoyagi founded FormLA in 1997 as C&K Landscape Design, Inc. After 12 years creating noteworthy landscapes throughout Los Angeles County, we adopted the name FormLA Landscaping to better reflect our growing team, commitment to sustainability, and the depth of our expertise.