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Save a lawn, help a planet

Save a lawn, help a planet

July 14, 2015 at 2:56 pm Comments are Disabled

If you’re feeling guilty about having a mostly green lawn, here’s some news that could ease the guilt and even make you feel a bit noble.

Pathways complete, carpet of mulch spread. (Photo by Cathy Hake)

From thirsty lawn to drought-tolerant landscaping to LADWP rebate, step by step

October 3, 2014 at 4:52 pm Comments are Disabled

Cathy Hake and her husband recently performed a makeover of their front yard in Valley Village. Hake took advantage of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s rebate program, which now offers up to $3 per square foot for lawn that is removed in favor of drought-tolerant plants. TheRead More

Agave plants seen at Descanso Gardens near the Boddy House are an example of drought-tolerant landscaping. (Photo by John McCoy/Los Angeles Daily News)

In grip of drought, let your lawn fade away

September 25, 2014 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

These are tough times for lawns and those who love them. Mired in what is now a four-year drought, many of us find ourselves either juggling designated “watering” days — while casting a wary eye for the water police who now patrol L.A.’s neighborhoods — or wincing as we watchRead More

Water-conservation message now focuses on lawns, pools

Water-conservation message now focuses on lawns, pools

September 24, 2014 at 8:00 pm Comments are Disabled

While Southern Californians have reduced overall water use in recent dry years, it has not always been a smooth adjustment. For example, in May of this year, the region consumed about 8 percent more water than it had in May 2013. The increase raised some alarm among water officials, thoughRead More