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FormLA Landscaping, Inc.

USGBC member

P.O. Box 441
Tujunga, CA 91043


Service area: 200 miles

Service Area: Serving Los Angeles County and nearby communities.

FormLA creates Los Angeles’ most distinctive, inviting and sustainable community spaces and residential landscapes. FormLA gardens are frequently featured on prestigious home and garden tours, including:
• Pasadena Showcase House
• Theodore Payne Foundation Native Garden Tour
• House Beautiful
• La Canada Valley Beautiful Tours
• Alt Build

Other high-profile FormLA Landscaping projects include:
• La Canada Public Library native and climate-compatible demonstration gardens,
• City of Santa Monica Beach Gardens, and
• Green roof at the LEED Platinum certified Lofts @ Cherokee Studios in Hollywood.

Examples of FormLA's sustainable landscape practices include:

• Designing to make a positive impact in each of the 5 LEED categories
• Evaluating site requirements, such as terrain, microclimates, architecture, and community codes
• Auditing outdoor water use
• Incorporating sustainable features, such as native meadows, no mow lawns, green roofs, and water-wise irrigation
• Designing water-wise irrigation, drainage and run-off mitigation

Building and Installation:
• Planting landscapes to thrive now and in the long-term
• Placing specialized lighting, including LED lights, for effect and utility
• Installing and repairing smart irrigation systems featuring sophisticated, weather-based controllers
• Creating permeable paving for patios, trails, walkways and drives
• Building drainage and water collection systems
• Planting the decorative walls and green roofs to reduce energy needs
• Use of reclaimed, refurbished, recycled, and/or responsibly sourced materials

• Hand-pruning of formal hedges to bolster privacy and maintain appearance
• Fertilizing and mulching with organic materials
• Sweeping, rather than blowing or hosing, hardscapes
• Hand pulling or hula hoeing of weeds in lawns and planters
• Conducing vermiculture and composting
• Using non-chemical, organic and integrative pest control practices

FormLA Landscaping’s award-winning team of 50 comprehensive, sustainable landscaping professionals is committed to making outdoor spaces cleaner, safer and healthier. The team includes LEED accredited professionals, registered sustainable landscapers, licensed contractors, urban planners, and certified water managers. Owners Cassy and Kirk Aoyagi stand behind the quality of their hassle-free, comprehensive, high-value services.

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