Garden 12 in Mar Vista
Designed by the landscape architect/owner to stop runoff from reaching the ocean, this three-year-old 3,000 sq. ft. landscape is located just over three miles from the coast. An infiltration swale, carefully terraced back slope, retention basins, and permeable paving keep water on site. A front yard meadow planted with an appealing tapestry of clay-tolerant natives requires only bi-annual maintenance, creates a street noise buffer, and provides a neighborhood oasis for wildlife.