Vegetables that go through their life cycle within a year.
Referring to the care and maintenance of trees.
Bay Area regional landscaping program that employs ecologically sound practices such as water conservation, organic soil fertility methods, mulching, etc.
Biodiversity is the variation of life forms within a given ecosystem, biome, or for the entire Earth. Biodiversity is often used as a measure of the health of biological systems.
A plant or group of plants that enhance the soil quality but may not produce a crop for humans. We can plant cover crops to repair damaged soil.
A water-saving, low-pressure irrigation system designed to distribure water as the base of the plants.
EPA program for reducing waste from landscape management.
Water from showers, baths, laundry, etc. that is used to water a landscape.
A garden that provides food, water, and an environment for wildlife to reproduce.
integrated pest management (IPM)
A system that addresses pests control in the least toxic ways.
Expressed in inches per hour, matched precipitation rate is the rate at which sprinklers apply water. All of the sprinklers in a particular zone are placing about the same amount of water on a given area.
The use of both annual and perennial food crops.
Any material that covers and protects the soil.
Plants that have evolved relationships with the plant and animal communities around them.
Without the use of toxic chemicals.
A whole systems design practice that sensitively uses all ecological systems together for the benefit of all living things.
Using many kinds of multi-season plant species.
rain water catchment
Capturing and storing rain water for later use in the landscape.
A technique that suppresses weed growth with a compostable barrier such as cardboard covered by esthetically pleasing mulch.
An irrigation system using spray heads that distribute water over large areas.
Recycled concrete aesthetically reused in the landscape as pavers, retaining walls and raised beds.