lawn alternatives
In light of the recent droughts and wildfires in California, it’s clear that our current use of water is neither environmentally sustainable nor time- and cost-effective.  Fortunately, there are many ways to lessen our individual footprints; replacing traditional lawns is one way to reduce impact in drier climates. Grass lawns are water-intensive, making them unsuitable...
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It seemed like a hopeful way to start the new year: Two years ago, my family and I planted a meadow in our front yard. No longer a play space for our children, the lawn had outgrown its usefulness.  After a debate between my husband and me about the merits of gravel and native shrubs...
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