Save Money, Save Water, Stop Mowing

Apartment Age. July 2009. Water conservation mandates took effect June 1, 2009. Reducing outdoor water consumption will be key to avoiding stiff fines and rate hikes associated with high water consumption. Positioning properties to use less water can produce other cost savings, particularly when the plan involves replacing traditional lawns. In fact, Consumer Reports includes “thinking beyond grass” among its top 10 landscaping money-savers. Read More

Lush Water-Saving Hillside Terrace at Showcase House

HomeWizards with Cindy Dole. May 11, 2009. If you’ve been thinking of making some changes to your yard You want to go more drough tolerant, less water thirsty plants. Now is the time to take notes call in and get the answers first hand with me is one of the landscape designers who transformed this hillside into a masterpiece, Cassy Aoyagi, with FormLA Landscaping explains how she and her husband Kirk did this and how you can too!

Getting Native: Carex Meadows

PBS (KVCR). Frank Simpson interviews Cassy Aoyagi about the benefits and care of lawn alternatives, like the IdealMow lawns shown here, at a La Canada residence. Benefits include significant water, money and time savings.

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