The Basics of Efficient Irrigation Design with Jeff M.

The Basics of Efficient Irrigation Design with Jeff M.

Yet another event for the OCASLA has been given by Jeff Muhlbach. Muhlbach discussed the basics of efficient irrigation design last week with a good crowd of landscape architects. Discussing anything from proper equipment selection to creating an efficient design, Muhlbach expressed the importance of having a good irrigation design included in every project.
Protecting Green Spaces

Protecting Green Spaces

Other than for the endless benefits green spaces offer, why are they important? With the reoccurring issue of drought sweeping many areas of the country and world, water conservation and self sustaining landscapes are of growing importance.
Know What Grows

Know What Grows

Water conservation is on the minds of many clients because it saves them money and helps the environment along the way.  Updating sprinkler systems and designs is a great way to make sure a system is running in optimal condition. A good way to tell: is your or your client’s system watering only what grows?
Rain Water Harvesting with Debbie Bedway

Rain Water Harvesting with Debbie Bedway

It’s spring, so what better time to take advantage of the rain and put in a rain water harvesting tank? Water is a precious resource these days, many experience drought yet other areas are tired of seeing the rain. How can we use rain water harvesting to help clients?
Small Landscapes, Big Irrigation

Small Landscapes, Big Irrigation

For some reason nothing brings into question an irrigation designer’s skill more than his or her proposed layout of small, isolated landscape areas. It’s a legitimate question really, especially when a client knows that an entire football field for example can technically be irrigated with as few as a dozen sprinklers. So let’s spend some time answering that all-too-common question.
Green and Blue Roofs

Green and Blue Roofs

Water conservation is always a trending topic. In some places this due to a lack of water. In others, it is simply to save money. There are a number of ways to cut costs in the long run with a good design. Green and blue roofs are two examples of ways to conserve water. As..
2018 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey Summary

2018 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey Summary

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recently released its 2018 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey, which was fielded Feb. 22 through March 8. For this survey, landscape architects were asked to rate the expected popularity of a variety of 2018 residential outdoor design elements, and ASLA reports that 808 responded. The survey for this year was..