TreePeople's Sustainable Solutions Program is dedicated to landscape transformation - turning yards into functional landscapes that are beautiful and sustainable. Our monthly guides and checklists detail an easy, step-by-step process, helping us all create a healthy urban forest where water is valued, air is clean, soil is healthy and trees are thriving.
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The L.A. Green Machine
What's the L.A. Green Machine? A new fangled lawn mower? A super sort of wheat grass drink?
Every Day is Earth Day!
It’s that time of year again – time to get excited about Earth Day!
Heard about the soil food web, but still not sure if it’s a bunch crazy talk? Read on to find out more about the miracles of mulch!
Time To Clear The Air
what you can do to create clean, healthier air….it’s easier than you think.
Trying to figure out what your resolution should be this new year’s? Look no further, we’ve got just what you need.
Oh, Christmas Tree...
Tree or no tree? Real or fake? Rent or buy? That’s some of the questions many of us face at this time of year.
What’s your favorite California native plant? If you’re drawing a blank, then this article is for you.
The Edible Landscape
Grow your own (veggies) and you’ll be doing your pocket book and your community a lot of good!
Turf and Surf!
Buffalo grass is one way you can greatly impact our local beaches. Find out how.
Our WaterWorks workshop teaches you everything from rain barrels to rain chains and more!
Find out how smart timers and weather-based controllers are the new must-haves for your garden.
Learn simple steps to upgrade your irrigation system and save money!
Green City Fair
It’s our first annual Green City Fair and it is a party that’s not to be missed!
Tour de Plants!
Garden tours are popular and fun ways to learn about plants and people. Celebrate spring in the SoCal community by visiting green gardens.
The Glamorous World of Composting
Composting is essential to a healthy garden and earth. Find out how everyone’s trash can become all of our treasure.
Breaking Up is Easy to Do
Having lots of concrete and other hardscape around your home creates lots of run-off. By selecting permeable alternatives, you can help keep our beaches clean and your own yard that much better.
How Much Water Do You Need?
By creating a water budget for your landscape needs, you can better determine what truly makes sense for your home and our planet.
The Right Tree in the Right Place
Strategic places trees around your home can reduce your energy costs and raise your property values. Why wouldn’t plant as many as you possibly could?
Native plants have many pros and very few cons. Learn how to create a native plant garden and make your home even more lovely, all while saving money!
The Grass Is Not Always Greener
Where does more than half our drinking water go? To support our green grass yards. Find out why grass is on the way out and how you can be part of the cool new aesthetic.
Earthworks: Berms, Swales & More!
The earth works very well and by working with it, we can solve many of our water problems in the garden. With the power of a shovel, you can achieve a sustainable yard in just a weekend!
It's Hip to Drip!
Drip irrigation isn’t so tricky when you’ve got TreePeople with you. Find out how you can get started on this water and money saving system for your garden.
Roll Out the Rain Barrel
Learn why and how to install a rain barrel or cistern on your own property.
Slow it, Spread it, Sink it
These three basic ideas will guide you through most every aspect of rain water harvesting. Find out how this principle is one of the smartest things you can do.
Getting the Lay of the Land
Map out your property and you’ll soon see many ways you can conserve water and resources.
It's Easy to Mulch
Mulch is an amazing resource and is one of the easiest ways to create a healthy, happy garden.