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Contemporary Watering And Irrigation

2/9.....The gutters run off a scupper into a box of gravel, which drains into a 5,000-gallon underground tank, providing enough irrigation to sustain a vegetable garden and other native plants. ..Designers Elizabeth Alford and Micheal Young

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Backyard landscape - Water feature, hostas, containers with annuals and perennials, large accent boulders, decomposed granite pathways with flagstone patio and a large firepit. Believe it or not this is a low water usage landscape and the entire irrigation system has been converted to a smart emitter system where every plant or cluster of plants receives water with little to no evaporation. This is what xeriscape can look like in the shade.

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This clifftop home in California features uninterrupted views of the ocean January 16, 2015 Architect Mark Abel together with interior designer Myca Loar designed this clifftop home in Laguna Beach, California.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation designed by NBBJ - "Offices for the 21st Century" Water conservation * A one-million-gallon rainwater storage tank underneath the campus * The two-acres of living roofs absorb a significant amount of the rainwater runoff * cleaned of pollutants and filtered back into the campus for reflecting pools, irrigation and toilets. These systems, reduced the campus’ potable water use by nearly 80 percent and eliminated all polluted rainwater runoff.

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