Toluca Lake – Independent Irrigation

Hello Garden Friends,

So excited to have the control to fine tune our plants watering needs! Last week Jess and I set up a new electronic timer which controls the flow of water to our raised beds. We removed the lines which plugged into the districts sprinkler and set up a new line over a newly constructed arbor to hide it! Take a look at this sweet video to see how the garden grows.

Oh yeah, you noticed that a dog made it into the featured image… his name is Moose. I am dog sitting this summer and he loves to garden too 🙂

Until next time!


Jeff Mailes

Jeff Mailes is a garden designer and environmental educator working out of Woodland Hills, CA. A Los Angeles County Master Gardener and UC Davis Alumni, Jeff earned his B.S. in Environmental Resource Science in 2012 and has been growing edibles and natives for the past 6 years.

Jeff’s passion for plants and garden education has led him to school gardens from Los Angeles to Sacramento and all the way up to Portland, Oregon. Now familiar with ecosystems across the West Coast, Jeff has settled back home and works to bring people together over food and inspire the next generation of earth stewards to leave it better than they found it. When not writing about himself in the third person, Jeff enjoys singing with his guitar, going on camping and hiking excursions, and tossing a frisbee around with his friends.