Monthly Archives: July 2015

Moses-Kerner Residence

  • 3 months After 1
    3 months after installation
  • 3 months after 2_swale area
    3 months after installation
  • 3 months After 3_Patio area
    3 months after installation
  • After 1
    Decomposed granite sitting area, just after installation
  • After 3_ Whole House
    New landscape installation. A classic palette of California natives includes manzanita, ceanothus, buckwheat, seaside daisies, deer grass, salvias, poppies, and native milkweed for monarchs. A thick blanket of recycled wood mulch keeps the young plantings moist.
  • Before1
    Turf area before rain garden installation
  • Before2_swale area
    Turf area before rain garden installation
  • 205 gal Bushman Cistern
    The overflow from a 205-gallon rain tank goes into the rain garden and feeds a drip line that waters a bed of hummingbird sage.
  • 205 gal Bushman Cistern
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  • Coastal Sage Scrub
    A classic palette of California natives includes manzanita, ceanothus, buckwheat, seaside daisies, deer grass, salvias, poppies, and native milkweed for monarchs. A thick blanket of recycled wood mulch keeps the young plantings moist.
  • Rain Garden
    Downspouts on either side of the house were directed into a channel planted as a rain garden.

Scotts Valley Residence1

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    Turf was replaced with drought-tolerant plants, an expanded patio area and a recirculating fountain.
  • Gluhan-Pre-Photo-Longshot
    1,292 square feet of turf was removed
  • Gluhan-Post-Photo-Downspout
    Downspouts are diverted to a gravel-lined infiltration trench that circles and irrigates a planting bed around a new fountain.

Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter

  • SC County Animal Shelter
  • Dry Creek Bed at Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter
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  • Rain Sensor
    Rain sensor automatically shuts off irrigation controller after a storm event
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