Function

Dry stream bed is also a stormwater infiltration basin

It is no longer enough to just have a beautiful space without serving a larger purpose; designed landscapes must also improve the health of the site by harnessing the intrinsic power of ecological functions.

Designed landscapes can seamlessly blend aesthetic form and ecological function through stormwater infiltration, habitat creation, erosion control and greywater use. Careful consideration of environmental processes during the design stage lowers the future need for fertilizers and pesticides, reducing the costs of maintenance. Creative reuse and recycling of materials shrink the site’s environmental footprint and keeps waste out of landfills.

Sheetmulched lawn is designed for low-water use and as pollinator habitat
Before: drought stricken lawn

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