In March of 2015, I began work on a permaculture inspired lawn to low water landscape conversion on a suburban San Diego home. In line with the permaculture principles, I sought to capture and store as much water as possible by channeling rainwater from the roofs into infiltration basins, where it can soak into the soil instead of running off the property. This will hopefully allow the landscape to thrive throughout the dry summer months without the use of irrigation. There are many different ways to apply permaculture design to traditional landscaping to achieve a more efficient and ecologically sound design, this is just one example.
In March of 2016, I paid a visit to the project to see how it is progressing into spring, following the winter rains. There are flowers blooming all over the yard, and fresh green leaves poking out of their buds. The water harvesting features have soaked lots of water into the soil, so everything is green and lush right now. It will be interesting to see how long this water lasts with the hot weather on its way.
I tried out putting some of my own music in the background of this video. I'd like to hear your feedback on whether it adds to the video or is it too distracting?
If you want to hear more of my music you can find it at oneheartfire.bandcamp.com