lawns

If you're reading this, you're probably WEIRD. That is, you probably live in a society that's Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. People from WEIRD cultures think and perceive the world very differently from everyone else.
Spring is finally here. The birds are chirping, buds are appearing on our trees, and our neighborhood is peppered with tiny little flags, declaring that a pesticide application has taken place.
Even in the summer, weekends are still weekends, which means they're reserved for fun. Whether you're planning on spending the day lounging outdoors, enjoying time with the family, or improving your space, spend this weekend living it up with these fun ideas.
Big expanses of solid paving just don't make sense in the dry West. They allow rainwater to run off down streets and into gutters and beyond. A better choice is porous paving, which allows water to pass through it to plant roots.
If you live in the drought-ravaged West and are looking to replace your lawn with a less thirsty grass, here's one option -- Eco-Lawn. A mixture of deep-rooted fescues, it makes a resilient ground cover that's as lively looking as a wind-whipped sea.
"Widespread use of artificial turf would really have an impact on how well we would be able to respond to the more extreme
Governor Brown's call for mandatory water cutbacks for all Californians has a lot of us wondering what more we can do to save water, especially outdoors. And how can we get our gardens through the worst drought in our history? Here's a strategy.
For years, I've maintained that education, not government-sanctioned coercion, would be the best way to help us live within our water means. I don't believe that now.
Helen, of Modesto Landscapes, said choosing to replace a yard could lead people to other environmentally conscious decisions