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VALUED CUSTOMERS & FRIENDS+

Autumn brings abundance and beauty.  This year, it’s also likely to bring more rain than we’ve seen in a while!  Rainfall in L.A.’s drought presents some unique opportunities and risks.

While we may not be able to capture enough rain as a community, we can keep rainwater on our own properties with rainbarrels and cisterns.  We can prevent runoff from overwhelming our infrastructure through infiltration.  We can help ensure it supports struggling trees.

Erosion and slides can be expected, but steeply beautiful slope retention is possible.

We hope the tips that follow  help you stay save and make the most of this special season!

Sincerely,

Cassy and Kirk Aoyagi

LATEST NEWS+

Save Your SlopesShowcase Blueberries
Tips: We’ve seen fire and we’ve seen rain, and we can expect a slide or two. See beautifully retained slopes and pin slope saving plants to keep the land you love in place.  View Gallery

 

Save Water: Is Native Enough?Showcase Blueberries
Tips: Planting a California native plant palette is one of the best things we can do for Los Angeles, but it’s only one piece of the puzzle. What else do water wise natives need to thive? Find Out

 

Save L.A.’s Tree CanopyShowcase Blueberries
Tips: Not watering our parkways has taken a toll on our trees. Even if trees are not desiccated, they may be too weak to fight disease. Use these 7 steps to fight for L.A.’s tree canopy.  Read More

 

WHAT TO EXPECT+

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Autumn is the best time to plant, establish, and enjoy native gardens and the season of the Theodore Payne Foundation Fall Sale.

It is also important to take these  maintenance steps:

Keep Thriving Gardens Structured:

  • Prune conifers and other deciduous trees
  • Deep-feed citrus trees
  • Structure natives for December growth spurts
  • Divide native grasses
  • Plant native fill ins

Protect Homes, Maintain Outdoor Water Systems:

  • Turn down irrigation controllers
  • Adjust irrigation and lighting timers November 1
  • Change controller, valve and sensor batteries
  • Install and test rain sensors
  • Clean gutters and checking water ways

September 2015

LATEST NEWS+

Save Your Slopes
Save More Water
Save Our Trees

UPCOMING EVENTS+

Drought Maintenance Workshop
Native Installation Workshop

WHAT TO EXPECT+

Plant Natives
Maintain Water Systems

TEAM UPDATE+

Authentic Plant Palettes
FormLA Is Hiring!

UPCOMING EVENTS+

Library Maintenance Day May 2013

October 24: Drought Tolerant Maintenance Workshop

November 7: Native Installation Workshop

 

TEAM UPDATE+

Cassy Aoyagi’s Authentic LA Plant Palettes class toured the New Look for LA at Descanso Gardens and discovered their own LA landscape looks– just in time for fall planting season!

The FormLA team is growing! If you are committed to sustainability and exemplary client service, join us as an Architect/Designer or Maintenance Supervisor.

 

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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