Porter Ken

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Porter Ken

  1. 1. Green 2011 – Moving ForwardGreen 2011- Moving Forward…
  2. 2. Water•Do we take abundance of water for granted?•Water supply – Desalinization?•Costs – Restrictions in LA / fines for abuse•Sewer costs (submeter)•Irrigation methods/effectiveness•Check valves/flow restrictors/low anglenozzles/moisture sensors/rain sensors
  3. 3. WaterRotors Stream Rotors
  4. 4. WaterIrrigation Filter Moisture Sensor Drip hub
  5. 5. WaterRain Sensors
  6. 6. Water• 40% residential water use for landscape• When to water?• Evaporation factor• Synthetic turf a viable alternative?
  7. 7. Soils / Mulch• Soil testing / modifying• Plant choices for existing soil• Soil polymers• Mulch importance / types• City provides free mulch / compost
  8. 8. MulchWalk on Bark Red Dyed Bark
  9. 9. MulchGorilla Hair Cocoa Bean Husks
  10. 10. MulchRecycled Rubber Recycled Glass
  11. 11. Exposure• Heat and wind affect design choices• Modify your exposure• Make proper choices for environment• Make yard people friendly• Time spent in yard - Staycations
  12. 12. ExposureVaried Exposures within Design
  13. 13. Exposure
  14. 14. ExposureArbors Used to Modify Exposure
  15. 15. ExposureLattice with Vines Shade Tree
  16. 16. Exposure
  17. 17. Exposure
  18. 18. Exposure
  19. 19. Exposure
  20. 20. Plant Choices• All the choices - temptation of here and now• Use of different leaf shapes, colors, textures• Widespread use of succulents• California natives• Plants from similar climates to use here• How you plant – the right start
  21. 21. Plant Choices
  22. 22. Plant Choices
  23. 23. Plant Choices
  24. 24. Plant Choices
  25. 25. Plant Choices
  26. 26. Plant Choices
  27. 27. Plant Choices
  28. 28. Plant Choices
  29. 29. Plant Choices
  30. 30. Plant Choices
  31. 31. Plant choicesBefore and After
  32. 32. Plant Choices Agave & Aloe
  33. 33. Plant ChoicesAeonium Red & Tricolor
  34. 34. Plant Choices
  35. 35. Plant ChoicesHesperaloe & Senecio
  36. 36. Plant Choices California Natives
  37. 37. Plant Choices Phormium varieties
  38. 38. Plant ChoicesNew Zealand Flax
  39. 39. Plant Choices Cordyline Species
  40. 40. Plant Choices Ti Plant
  41. 41. Plant Choices Kangaroo Paw
  42. 42. Pottery• Available yard space• Self watering pots• Use of different items as planters• Installing pots in the landscape
  43. 43. Small Spaces – Big Ideas
  44. 44. Being Green & Environmentally Responsible• Use of cuttings from existing plants• Solar power• LADWP incentive programs• Organic farming• Rooftop gardens• Business incentives• Walking the walk
  45. 45. Being Green - Solar
  46. 46. Being Green - Solar
  47. 47. Being Green Roof Gardens
  48. 48. Being GreenRoof Gardens - Edible
  49. 49. Green 2011 – Moving Forward

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