Drought tolerant landscapes

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Before & After: A gloomy lawn becomes an enchanted garden that slashes the water bill

Published: 
Fri, 10/19/2018 - 2:14pm

Bigger was not better for one L.A. family’s expansive, but isolated, front lawn — so they turned it into an enchanted garden for kids and parents alike.

“We loved the house when we bought it,” said David Zabel of their 1920 Hancock Park home, but “the front yard was always very disjointed and disconnected from the house. It wasn’t particularly beautiful.”

A sea of turf grass — about 3,000 square feet — backed up to a wall of overgrown trees that hid the home from view. The yard was inaccessible from the house, and the house was uninviting from the curb.

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In Drought-Ridden California, the Classic Lawn Loses Ground, no more lawns

Published: 
Thu, 10/29/2015 (All day)

 Just a year ago, the Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club — which bills itself as having an “exquisitely manicured, visually breathtaking” golf course — featured the same traditional rolling hills of grass found at golf clubs around the country.