Water Sensitive Landscape Design

A photo gallery

By: Marilee Kuhlmann
Marilee-Kuhlman
http://www.urbanwatergroup.com

Marilee Kuhlmann is a landscape consultant, sustainable garden designer, and president of Urban Water Group. She has participated in award-winning…

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A dry creek bed in this front garden is a strong design element as well as a means of channeling seasonal rain and recharging the soil. Design by Joan Bolton. Photo: Marilee Kulhman

A dry creek bed in this front garden is a strong design element as well as a means of channeling seasonal rain and recharging the soil. Design by Joan Bolton. Photo: Marilee Kulhman

What does a watershed sensitive landscape design look like?
A beautiful garden.

A sinuous channel of edge-laid stone creates a drainage swale in a garden designed by Margi Grace. Photo: Marilee Kuhlmann

A sinuous channel of edge-laid stone creates a drainage swale in a garden designed by Margi Grace. Photo: Marilee Kuhlmann

“…a watershed perspective means stepping back and focusing on a region’s geography and hydrology with the involvement of all stakeholders, and making decisions based on the health of the whole system.”

From Where did the Water Go? by Marilee Kuhlman

Natural stone slabs provide a pathway through an abundantly planted water-wise gravel garden. Design by Mari Grace. Photo: Marilee Kuhlmann

Natural stone slabs provide a pathway through an abundantly planted water-wise gravel garden. Design by Mari Grace. Photo: Marilee Kuhlmann

This concrete walkway was poured in sections to maintain permeability and is a strong graphic design element in the finished landscape. Design by Margi Grace. Photo: Marilee Kuhlmann

This concrete walkway was poured in sections to maintain permeability and is a strong graphic design element in the finished landscape. Design by Margi Grace. Photo: Marilee Kuhlmann

A comfortable—and permeable—gravel patio designed by Margi Grace. Photo: Marilee Kuhlmann
A comfortable—and permeable—gravel patio designed by Margi Grace. Photo: Marilee Kuhlmann