Great Article on Lawn Reduction in the West!

Succulent Lovers and Water Conservationists!

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This article, titled “Succulents and Wildflowers Leave Water-Wasting Lawns in the Dust,” written by Heather Kathryn Ross and published on EarthJustice.org is a wonderful testament to the growing interest in lawn reduction or removal and the possibilities of creating a gorgeous, waterwise garden instead. With so many options of colors, styles, sizes, textures, etc., of succulents they’re use in California these days is really a no-brainer.

We are happy to make daily, positive contributions to the water conservation efforts in California and are even happier to see how Californians in general are making great efforts to do the same. By using a variety of succulents and other plants that drink responsibly, beautiful rocks, boulders and decomposed granite, we are able to accomplish the task of water conservation while still creating beautiful gardens for our clients.

 

Make sure to click here to see the full article!

 

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Let’s keep up the good work, California!

Fake Grass? Synthetic Turf?

As we find ourselves constantly on the bleeding edge of best-practices in California landscaping, the subject of fake grass/synthetic turf arises all of the time. While we have our own opinions on these lawn alternatives when it comes to aesthetics and functionality, we like to hear what others are saying about the subject. The blog post that we are linking to today offers some good insight on changing over to synthetic turf and what to expect after making the change.

 

ARTICLE: Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf or Stepford Lawns? from San Jose Green Home

It is probably worth mentioning that we almost always oppose the installation of synthetic turf, but we hope that this article can provide some useful information to those of you considering replacing that water guzzling lawn. Pass along the news to someone you know that might also be interested in lawn alternatives!