Hollywood zen hardscape, designed by Landscape Designer Katrina Coombs

More than ever before, in the state of California, the topic of environmental awareness is at the forefront of discussions, especially when it comes to the subject of landscape design. Due to the severe drought, homeowners are pulling their water-thirsty grasses and replacing their lawns with California native and drought tolerant plants.

Without proper guidance, however, many are finding their dream of having a luxuriously sustainable garden lost to their lack of understanding of the often wild-growing fauna. That’s where a landscape design professional comes in handy.

Mediterranean landscape design by Katrina Coombs.

Each year, professional designers from various organizations come to Dwell on Design Los Angeles to share design tips with Dwell’s audience. Along with AIA’s architecture consultations, and consultations with ASID’s interior designer, the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) will offer expert advice on water wise planting, plus consult on outdoor kitchen projects, pools, patios, furniture layout, color schemes and more. The best part of these two-day, back-to-back consultations: they’re entirely FREE!

Sessions are available on a first-come basis, they must be booked online, and the on-site consultations will last 25 minutes each.

Consultations will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Register NOW for a Landscape Design Consultation.

West Los Angeles garden and patio, designed by Mayita Dinos.

Originally submitted by Brandi Andres