Newsflash: we're in a drought. You've probably heard.
Here’s another newsflash: as long as SoCal imports its water, we’ll always have supply issues. Always. Especially when 40-60% of it goes to keeping non-native lawns lush.
So in the spirit of doing ourselves and our progeny a solid, we bring you Landscaping in the Time of Drought, a guide to maintaining a stunning, waterwise lawn.
Mostly, this is done by planting native plants. The good news: Southern California has beautiful native plants. Grasses even.
Also: better irrigation technologies. Most irrigation systems lose water to the wind and end up in the storm drain — not on your fescue.
- The lawn that'll save you $30k in ten years
- How to make your backyard look like a hiking trail
- And tips on doing all the landscaping yourself
Plus, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will pay you $3.00 for every square foot of grass replaced with waterwise landscaping.
Save money. Save your lawn.