Plant Alternatives to Replace a Water Hungry Lawn
It’s time to break the grass habit (if you haven’t already). In the Bay Area, large lawns are being replaced with smarter, greener alternatives that work with (rather than against) our mild, wet winters and long, dry summers. There are so many plant choices that use less water without sacrificing beauty. Experiment with rock gardens, low-growing shrubs, succulents, groundcovers and native plants. If you must have a lawn for kids or dogs, keep it small and use drought-tolerant, deep-rooted fescue, or consider a clover lawn.