Maximize Patio Space

Redfin. July 14, 2020. By Alison Bentley: With the summer season in full swing, you might be wondering what you can do to maximize any outdoor space you have. There are plenty of simple patio ideas you can incorporate to enjoy the great outdoors at home, whether you have a balcony, patio, or small garden. That’s why we’ve reached out to experts.. [to] share their best tips and tricks.

Find Shade in LA

LA Times. June 24, 2020. By Lisa Boone: Trees can solve so many problems.

On the hottest of summer days, their evergreen canopies cool our homes and streets and shelter us from ultraviolet rays.

Anyone who has gotten lost in the intricate details of an ancient African Cape chestnut tree in Elysian Park or the thick bark of a coast live oak in La Cañada Flintridge knows they are magical too.

Sustainable Landscaping

HomeGreenHome Podcast. June 8, 2020. Hosted by Izumi Tanaka: Cassy Aoyagi is a LEED accredited practitioner, a board member of the USGBCLA and president of FormLA Landscaping, a full-service design+build and maintenance firm. She believes LA’s authentic, native beauty can save LA – from drought, fire, flooding and slides, all while improving our health and economic resilience.

“Planting a native garden has endless upward spiral of benefits to homes, schools, communities and environment.“