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VALUED CUSTOMERS & FRIENDS+

Peace has been hard to find this week.  When our hearts break, we head into our wild spaces to be revived by their beauty.  Then we traverse this city, appreciating its beauty and looking for places where we can dig in to create more.

We have profound gratitude for LA today – for our commitment to celebrating our creativity, diversity, self-expression and freedom.

We are very happy to be here with you, and we have great hope for the good we can create together.

Sincerely,

Cassy and Kirk Aoyagi

LATEST NEWS+

We know the standard landscape – a traditional lawn with annual flowers and a tree – inhibits resilience. What should replace it?

 

Get the New (Modern) Look for LA

California Native Juncus Patens

By Cassy Aoyagi:
  When we helped you find your landscape look, even Angelenos with more traditional homes gravitated toward modern designs.  To get a modern look, we recommend a rigorously edited palette of natives and a few go-to hardscape materials. Read More

 

5 Landscaping Tips for Commercial Spaces

Custom Outdoor Seating

By Cassy Aoyagi: Commercial spaces are updating landscapes to do their part in drought.  The right landscape renovation will not just save water but can also increase sales, consumers’ willingness to travel a location, and employee productivity, health and enjoyment in your space. Read More

 

WHAT TO EXPECT+

Natural spaces are a great place to refresh and revive, and the mountains are full of blooms we haven’t seen in quite a while. Wherever you find yourself, we hope there is something lovely to fill your heart.

 

Blooming Now in LA

Thriving in Drought

Here’s a little help in identifying the blooms you love.  See June Blooms

 

Sustaining Your Garden

While we’ve had a bit of rain, Los Angeles is expected to be a dry county through the summer. We’ll be putting extra effort into keeping native gardens vibrant and party ready. We will:

Get ready to party!

  • Deadhead to keep summer blooms coming
  • Refresh container gardens for added pop
  • Check oaks for pruning (July – September)
  • Check lighting for efficiency and drama
  • Shine up hardscapes and ready BBQs!

Invite water to stay onsite

  • Eliminate run-off and overspray
  • Inspect irrigation systems for leaks
  • Check the coverage of drip irrigation systems
  • Keep moisture in the soil with mulch and raised mower heights
  • Water by hand where necessary

 

June 2016

LATEST NEWS+

A New (Modern) Standard
Tips for Commercial Spaces

UPCOMING EVENTS+

Dwell on Design

WHAT TO EXPECT+

Blooming Yucca
Party Preparations

TEAM UPDATE+

LABC Awards New Look for LA

UPCOMING EVENTS+

June 25: LEED-ing Landscapes, Dwell on Design

 

TEAM UPDATE+

labc

The Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) recognized the New Look for LA and Descanso Gardens for leadership toward a lush, leafy and authentically water-wise landscape aesthetic.

 

CONTACT FORMLA+

Cassy and Kirk Aoyagi, Principals: Cassy@formlainc.com

Mark Britten, Production Manager: Mark@formlainc.com

Sam Souhrada, Maintenance Division Manager:
Sam@formlainc.com


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