New year, new rain. It has been a wet start for California in 2019. Since the start of the year, several strong storms have hit the state, each bringing some serious amount of rainwater. As a result, the majority of the state is no longer in some dryness conditions it was in before. In the year’s first snow survey conducted on Jan 3, the snowpack water content was 67% of average;
Last year, 5 years after Apple’s legendary co-founder Steve Jobs unveiled the “spaceship” design for the new Apple campus, the project finally finished and the new campus started its use. While the huge spaceship is undoubtedly the most striking element of the campus, there is another equally important yet less known feature.
After a long dry winter rains finally came! For three days the rains just came down heavily. This garden was completed right before the rains. During the rain, raindrops can be seen coming down from the two down spouts, going right into the the soil of the garden. The plants waved gently in the rain, as if saying: “Thank you!”
The brown lawn has been an eye sore to the owner of the house for quite a while. He had been wanting to replace it with something more beautiful, but did not know where to start. Since California’s drought five years ago, he put in his effort to conserve water, turning off the sprinklers. Sure enough, the lawn went brown. He heard about Landscape Conversion Rebate Program, but did not know how it worked.