Replace a portion of your lawn with beautiful native and California Friendly plants

//Replace a portion of your lawn with beautiful native and California Friendly plants

Replace a portion of your lawn with beautiful native and California Friendly plants

Save 1,000 to 1,800 gallons a month depending on your climate. Lawns are the thirstiest part of your garden – and usually the highest maintenance. Beautiful native plants like ceanothus, salvia, manzanita and Baccharis will reduce the water use by 50 to 75 percent and your maintenance time and expense by a similar amount.

By | 2017-09-28T11:03:55+00:00 September 28th, 2017|CA Friendly Tips|2 Comments

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  1. sharon martin March 3, 2018 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    I have been interested in artificial turf but several reasons have kept me from jumping in….cost….gets hot…I have a small yard 25X35 lawn and live inland, any suggestions….sharon

    • Roger's Gardens March 5, 2018 at 1:48 pm - Reply

      Hi Sharon,

      Synthetic turf is a personal decision and, of course, there is no correct answer to your question. Just like food choices, clothing, cars, housing, art and most everything in society, individuals need to make these very personal decisions, based upon their own situation, lifestyle and especially tastes.

      But since you asked, I will share my thoughts – based on my lifestyle and tastes. For me, I would rather see a natural or organic surface than artificial turf. I think living plants and exposed soil, whether they are ground covers or shrubs, blended with mulches, gravel, rocks, decomposed granite, etc. offers a more soothing and environmental solution. Plants and soils create oxygen, they remove greenhouse gasses, they absorb and recirculate water and rainfall, they mitigate pollutants, they cool the environment (not heat it) and they offer at least some degree of habitat. They are also organic, in that they decompose and don’t create a disposal issue. Aesthetically, I also think that a natural surface is more pleasing when outdoor, blending better with most garden aesthetics. So there you go, those are my opinions and biases. But, of course they don’t need to be yours; but since you asked . . .

      Ron

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