As municipalities and water districts shape their distinctive responses to state mandates for conservation, we can infuse some hope: Drought doesn’t have to be a downer! Angelenos can actually make our landscapes more lush, leafy and lovely while improving our water and wildfire resilience.
Thank you to all of you using your gardens to remind Angelenos just how beautiful summer in LA can be, rain or shine!
Julie Sheer, Houzz: If you’re a home gardener looking to reduce outdoor water use while keeping your plantings healthy and attractive, here are eight water-saving measures landscape pros recommend. Read More
Curtis Adams, Houzz: Lawns have their place in the American landscape. But it is safe to say we have way more lawn than is needed, considering all the other options available; many of those options are better for the environment and less expensive to maintain. Read More
Larissa Runkle, Realtor.com: Wildfires are becoming a summer season norm for many Western homeowners like me. I spoke to wildfire experts across the country to dig into just what a pre-evacuation notice means—plus details on what you can do to prepare for a fire. Read More
Jennifer Geddes, Realtor.com: Homebuyers who actually manage to land their dream house in today’s crazy market are understandably excited to make it their own. But watch out: If you’ve never owned a house with a yard before, you may make some rookie mistakes that can seriously crimp your property’s curb appeal. Read More