Our Conversion to Low Water Landscaping

Our Conversion to Low Water Landscaping

When we moved into our Southern California home in September 2008 the grass was dead or dying – a great opportunity to convert most of the lawn to native or drought resistant landscaping, which we also did at our San Diego home.

We’re going on three years now after planting, and the landscape is not only thriving but repopulating.

The benefits

  • Lower water bill – instead of watering the lawn 4 times/week, we turn off the irrigation in our rainy months and we’re down to watering once a month the remainder.
  • No landscape service needed- the no-fuss plants generally take care of themselves.
  • Create habitat – our landscaping offers a nice home also for a variety of butterflies, birds, lizards and insects (Click here for photos of wildlife attracted to our yards) [Read more...]