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State Senator Carol Liu bestowed a great honor on us last month – small business of the year! She recognized our efforts to save water and educate the public… work you all do with us.

The honor is a great reminder of all you do at our sides, from maintaining the La Canada Public Library’s Gardens of the World to inviting Los Angeles into your gardens to see how lush and vibrant an authentic California landscape can be. Thank you!

We look forward to making even more progress in the years to come.

Cassy and Kirk Aoyagi


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Los Angeles is expected to be a dry county through the summer, but that doesn’’t mean your garden needs to look desiccated! We’’ll be putting extra effort into keeping native gardens vibrant and party ready.  We will:

Beautify for BBQs!

  • Rinse foliage to keep it lovely and improve transpiration in high heat
  • Prune Oak Trees to maintain form and shade
  • Mulch to refresh garden beds and retain water
  • Clip the prettiest cut flowers and foliage for indoor bouquets
  • Set the stage with extra lighting, heating and container gardens at party time!

Protect Garden Beauty from Drought:

  • Change timers to comply with local ordinances day and time restrictions.
  • Manage timers for optimal watering (DYI? Check the BeWaterWise Calculator to determine the right schedule for your garden.)
  • Eliminate run-off, overspray and leaks
  • Water by hand where necessary
  • Give mature trees a deep soak once a month
  • Ensure native are not being overwatered – they dig the heat!

June 2015


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5 Lawn Beautification Secrets
Greenbelts vs. Bloomways


Living Well with Less Water


Beautifing for BBQs
Protecting from Drought


Small Business of the Year
LA Business Council Recognition
Descanso Talk and Walk


July 24: Living Well with Less Water

August 22: Sierra Madre City Hall Dedication and Workshop

More: Save the Dates




State Senator Carol Liu named FormLA Landscaping small business of the year at a ceremony in Sacramento.

Cassy Aoyagi and FormLA Landscaping were recognized by the Los Angeles Business Council and L.A. City Council Member Bob Blumenfield for educating L.A. area residents about keeping landscapes lush and lovely in drought.

A sold out crowd joined Cassy Aoyagi for the first Talk and Walk at the  New Look for L.A. at Descanso Gardens. Thank you for joining us!


Cassy and Kirk Aoyagi, Principals:

Mark Britten, Production Manager:

Sam Souhrada, Maintenance Division Manager: • PO Box 441 Tujunga, CA 91043
phone 818.353.7030 • 310.979.9002 • fax 818.353.6837 •
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