|Landscape Contractors Since 1976|
| California State License C-27 351407|
|Sustainable Landscaping -- Drip Irrigation|
|California Native Gardens|
|Call us at (818) 768-3324|
A locally grown diet with no muss or fuss
The first time you start eating vegetables grown in your own backyard you realize that what you've been eating in
the past was so bad you can't go back to it. Eating locally raised food is a growing trend. But like most people you
don't have time to visit the farmer's market let alone plant a garden.
Let us build you an organic garden in your backyard, weed it weekly and even harvest the bounty, gently placing a
box of vegetables on your back porch when we leave. Long-distance food is not sustainable and because of oil
consumption, it actually harms the planet, contributing to global warming.
The Plaza Hotel in New York city has a "100-mile menu" for locavores who prefer locally grown food costing as
little as $72.00 per person. For about that same amount (not including one time construction cost) we can provide
that person with a months worth of organically grown veggies from their own backyard. You don't need to turn
your whole backyard into a farm (we need about 300 Sq.Ft. 15'x20' minimum). We can design a very stylish
potager garden (French kitchen garden) complete with a fountain and seating areas thats beautiful and functional.
So stop watering that lawn you don't use and put that water toward a healthy diet!
California native plants are the perfect choice for easy care gardens. No special
soil amendments are needed for planting and you can forget fertilizer they rarely
need it. Take a look at the photo on the right, a charming walkway with all
native plants. No English cottage garden, this is our little part of a California
wilderness and using about half the water!
There is a drip irrigation system below grade (no heads to get broken). Water is
adjusted seasonally with a smart controller that adjusts itself. Water is
conserved using wood chip mulch between the plants and the walkway is
permeable to prevent water run off during rains.
We are giving back to our community and teaching our kids about native plants,
by designing and building a California native butterfly garden at Griffith Park for
the Childrens Nature Institute www.cni.org
Give me a call so I can schedule a design consultation. Thank you for visiting
our web site.
Ken Millius, President
Above Sustainable garden with recycled brick edging-- a D.G. walkway, a broken fountain top is
recycled into a small pond/water feature, drip irrigation is covered by wood chips from trees that were
removed from site. Cement blocks form a raised vegetable garden. Design/Build by KRM Garden
Scheidegger Residence--Copper Spa, Mexican Gold Stone patio and wall--custom wood gates. Installed by KRM.
Design by Vaughan Trammel
Berk Residence, Design/Build by KRM Garden
Green driveway built with permeable concrete paving stones and grass joints. Permeable paving minimizes water
run-off. Water run-off into the street drainage system ultimately ends up polluting our ocean waters.
West Hollywood Condominium. Design/Build KRM Garden Management
Hermosillo Residence ---California Native Plants
Waterfall Design/Build by KRM Garden
Sustainable park way. The typical lawn was removed and a recycled PVC lumber was used
to edge the D.G. park strips. Low water plants and mulch covers the drip irrigation
Sandy's Arizona Buff Flagstone Patio--Design/Build by KRM Garden
Kay Residence--Free form brick patio, sustainable
landscaping and Drip irrigation--Design/Build by
Another "KILL YOUR LAWN!" project. Front lawn is replaced with
California natives. We even "crippled" the concrete driveway and installed a
new Bouquet Canyon flagstone walk through a dry stream bed.
A "KILL YOUR LAWN!" project A front lawn is removed and replaced with meandering decomposed granite (D.G.)
walkways, a dry stream bed and California native plants.
Close Residence--lawn removed and replaced with
natives. Combo dry stream and front walk.
Custom entry gate and pergola including rail fencing, stone pilasters, mailbox, recycled
broken concrete steps and DG walkway. California native plants and a drip irrigation system
complete this sustainable landscape in Santa Monica. (A City of Santa Monica grant
Design/Build by KRM Garden Management
Recycled broken concrete driveway with decomposed granite (DG) joints. A
sustainable landscape in Van Nuys, California.
Designed by Jill Jacobson-Bennett