Saturday, August 2, 2014

Lawn replacement, drought-tolerant options

 Low maintenance plants, not weeds
Contra Costa Times/Joan Morris, 7/30/14.  "Replace lawn with drought-tolerant options."

"California is in a drought that promises to stick around, not just for this year, but for the foreseeable future. So if you're looking for ways to conserve water, removing your lawn is a good way to go, says Contra Costa Master Gardener Patril Southworth. 

.... You can sheet mulch at any time, but you may want to wait until the fall. There's no problem with removing lawns now, however. It's best to plant California natives and drought-resistant plants in the winter."    Read article.

Note photograph from Landscape on line. "Lawn Conversions reach milestone." ... "Annually, grass lawns require more than six times the amount of water as do drought tolerant landscapes..."

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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