Tear Out Your Lawn (How-To)

LA Times. July 7, 2022. By Jeanette Marantos: You can almost hear it: the crunch of crisping lawns all over L.A., thanks to the ongoing drought and recent restrictions on outdoor watering. It’s no surprise, then, that many Angelenos are thinking seriously about ripping out their lawns in exchange for less thirsty landscapes and a $2-a-square-foot rebate. Read More

Plant Native In Shade

Houzz. June 24, 2022. By Lauren Dunec Hoang: If you’re looking for planting inspiration for a shaded area of your garden, look no farther than the natural woodlands of your region. If you choose to plant native perennials in your garden, you’ll be rewarded with plants that come back year after year and are perfectly adapted to your area. Read More

Keep Gardens Healthy with Less

Houzz. June 13, 2022. By Julie Sheer: Many homeowners are living in places experiencing drought conditions. About 95% of California is in severe or extreme drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. 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