Friday, April 14, 2017


This garden was a really fun collaboration between me, Nicholas Holmes who designed the rainwater harvesting / laundry to landscape system and Landscape Contractor Ben Green of Down to Earth Lawn and Garden.  The clients were open to lots of drought saving ideas.  This garden features a laundry to landscape system that uses the laundry water to irrigate the fruit trees.  4 Bushman rain tanks and a swale in the front allow for water percolation and collection.  There are also many drought tolerant plants as well as 3 raised garden beds and many other features.

The plants are a mixture of drought tolerant California friendly plants as well as some California natives all mixed in nicely to create this beautiful rain garden.  I am very pleased with the outcome! In face when we had really heavy rains the client told me that the rain garden water filled to the brim with water as were the rain tanks.

If you have done any sort of rain water harvesting in your garden then comment below and let me know.  I would love to see what you have done and possibly feature it on this blog.

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