Good Earth Plant’s 12 Tips to Prevent Stormwater Pollution Runoff

Posted on Sep 22, 2016
Good Earth Plant’s 12 Tips to Prevent Stormwater Pollution Runoff

I heard the weather report like everyone else, but I never expected the steady amount of rain we received in San Diego County this week, did you? After more than 100 days without measurable rainfall, it was a welcome sight. Rainfall has many benefits, but there is one downside. When rain falls in San Diego […]

Help Good Earth Plants Save Our San Diego Watershed

Posted on Apr 27, 2016

One of the reasons I’ve always been so enthusiastic about green roofs is their contribution to stormwater management. Green roofs can capture 60-80% of rooftop rainwater runoff so less water is directed into storm drains and ultimately the ocean. A green roof becomes a strainer for whatever water does end up flowing to the storm […]

Catch Up With Top Reader Recommended Blog Posts

Posted on Mar 9, 2016
Catch Up With Top Reader Recommended Blog Posts

Catch up with our top blog posts so far for 2016 on topics including stormwater pollution, nature and well-being, and how to recognize and treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD). If you aren’t receiving our newsletter, sign up here on our home page. We don’t sell your information or spam you, and you can unsubscribe anytime. […]

Do Your Part to Stop Stormwater Pollution

Posted on Jan 7, 2016
Do Your Part to Stop Stormwater Pollution

Just a few months ago, the Good Earth Plant Company blog was full of advice about surviving our Southern California drought. Now here we are in 2016, and our first blog post of the year is about too much rain. The anticipated El Niño winter rainstorms have hit our area. While we are all grateful […]

Water, Water Everywhere: Tips to Prep for El Niño

Posted on Nov 4, 2015
Water, Water Everywhere: Tips to Prep for El Niño

It seemed like just a few days ago we were still wearing shorts and flip flops while watching our bone dry yards hang on for cooler, wetter weather ahead. Suddenly we have freeway offramps and neighborhoods flooding due to rainstorms. Is this San Diego or the Pacific Northwest? Weather forecasters tell us an El Niño winter […]

Water Your Trees Like Mother Nature Would Water Them

Posted on Aug 6, 2015
Water Your Trees Like Mother Nature Would Water Them

Two weeks ago, I wrote in this blog about our drought and the importance of preserving our trees. Go ahead and let your lawn turn brown. If you can only afford to water one thing in your yard, water your trees. One of my Good Earth Plants blog readers (thank you!) asked, “What is the […]

California’s Trees Are Worth Saving

Posted on Jul 22, 2015
California’s Trees Are Worth Saving

Have you noticed changes in the landscaping along San Diego’s freeways? Caltrans has cut a lot of trees down, replacing them with low profile, low water use landscaping. I bet Caltrans is doing this in other areas of California as well. Caltrans isn’t alone. KPBS Radio reported 100 trees have been removed from the Torrey […]

Ripping Out Your Lawn? Consider Foodscaping

Posted on Jul 18, 2015
Ripping Out Your Lawn? Consider Foodscaping

Homeowners in drought-stricken California have gotten serious about making changes in their water consumption. They are ripping out their water-guzzling lawns in record numbers. What they don’t always do is give a lot of thought about what will replace that lawn. So we end up seeing a lot of mulch and rocks as a quick […]

Green Roofs and the Drought: Invest Now, Save Later

Posted on May 21, 2015
Green Roofs and the Drought: Invest Now, Save Later

Part three of a three part series We love green roofs and everything they stand for at Good Earth Plant Company and GreenScaped Buildings. Green roofs are the only feature of a building that actually improves with age, and results in extended life expectancy of a roof. Based on 65-plus years of experience with green […]

Getting Waterwise in San Diego, Inside and Out

Posted on May 7, 2015
Getting Waterwise in San Diego, Inside and Out

Part one of a three part series California’s drought and the need to conserve water in every way possible is a concern for everyone. Outdoor gardeners have been asked to do their part for a long time, and they are helping by getting rid of their thirsty lawns and other plants that require more water […]