A Great Grey Water Garden In LA

A Great Grey Water Garden In LA

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Sarah Rae Smith
Aug 11, 2010

We obviously support the use (or rather reuse) of grey water that comes from our homes. We love this look of incorporating it directly into a series of built-in planters that run along the perimeter of this home's land. The system was well thought out. Catch a few details to work into your own plans, after the jump!

Recycled Redwood was embedded in this concrete wall, giving it a little warmth and dimension. The plants that inhabit this garden purify the water naturally through their roots, cleaning the water as it goes down the line. The plants at the beginning of the wall require more water and the ones at the end less.

This structure can be found at the Levine Residence in Eagle Rock, Ca and was designed by Jeremy Levine Design. We think it's a great way to incorporate green design into a space without it looking "overly eco-friendly." ometimes homes feel as though they wear the "green" label as a badge of honor for all to see and this space simply feels like a backyard and a great place to entertain or simply exist away from the world.

Image: Flickr member Jeremy Levine licensed for use by Creative Commons

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