There are many interesting sustainable trends happening in the horticulture world at the moment and we at LA Stormwater are particularly excited to see an increasing number of DIY Angeleno gardeners adding green infrastructure elements to their own beautiful gardens!
But first, what exactly is green infrastructure and why is it so beneficial? Green infrastructure is the name for landscaping elements, which are designed to mimic natural landscapes and harvest rainwater through small-scale best management practices. These landscaping design choices are vitally important as they help capture and reduce excess stormwater runoff. They also help to filter out pollutants that would otherwise enter and impact our precious surface water resources.
Here are three of our favourite green infrastructure ideas, that any DIY-loving gardener can easily implement:
These are just a few easy and reliable ways to begin your journey to transforming your home through green infrastructure. You can find a more comprehensive list on green infrastructure options here. By harvesting rainwater, you as a homeowner won’t just be helping to protect our local waterways, but you will also be joining the ever growing movement of gardeners in Los Angeles creating sustainable and eco-friendly gardens.
Do you have any photos of your beautiful DIY green infrastructure projects that you would like to share? We would love to see them at firstname.lastname@example.org.