Prevent Foothill Disasters
By FormLA Staff: The holidays present distinctive erosion related challenges for the Arroyo and Foothill communities of Los Angeles. In 2003, the area experienced property-damaging mudslides on Christmas Day, and 2009 also saw significant rainy season slides.
This year, neighbors and community members united to prevent future wildfires and mudslides, disasters often considered natural.
Plant from These Palettes to Protect LA from Fire, Flood […]
Saving for a Rain-Free Day
Rainbarrels, Cisterns & Ponds October 15, 2014. By Cassy Aoyagi: […]
Beautiful Slope Retention
Houzz. Spring 2012. By Cassy Aoyagi: Slope retention is critical for many homes. Retaining a slope may mean protecting the very structure of your home or preventing mud from overwhelming your landscape. While the term “slope retention” naturally evokes images of sandbags and huge cement walls, there are some strikingly lovely ways to encourage hillsides to stay put.
Riverbeds for Runoff
Spring rains don’t have to lead to slides. Dry riverbeds […]
Is Native Enough? (1/2)
5 Reasons Natives Best Climate Compatibles and Cacti Twenty years […]
4 Fire-Fighting Native Plants
Smart landscaping choices deliver benefits that extend far beyond drought tolerance. Can you believe the same plant choices that conserve water, save money and time, and earn grants can also fight fires? It’s true!
Use Fire Safely and Sustainably
Tips for Keeping Your (Garden) Flame Alive Angelenos are […]
What to Do After Fires
The 10th largest fire in modern California history burned approximately […]