Hey, California, You Can Still Have a Lawn! Here are 5 Water Wise Alternatives

Hey, California, you can still have a lawn! Here are five water-wise alternatives

Fescue - Drought Tolerant Front Yard Lanscaping - Sunset. For the side yard.

12 water-wise groundcovers

Mondo grass is a sod-forming perennial that serves as a hardy and attractive groundcover in a garden or backyard setting. As an alternative to regular grass, mondo is a low maintenance turf that never needs to be mowed.

Mondo grass is a sod-forming perennial that serves as a hardy and attractive groundcover in a garden or backyard setting. As an alternative to regular grass, mondo is a low maintenance turf that never needs to be mowed.

Red Creeping Thyme, Groundcover For Dry, Full-Sun Areas    Red creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum coccineus ) is a heat-tolerant, drought-tolerant ground cover that grows in zones 3 to 9. It likes full sun and grows close to the ground at only two to four-inches tall. It's deer-resistant, too.

Low-Maintenance Ground Covers That Suppress Weeds

Red Creeping Thyme, Groundcover For Dry, Full-Sun Areas Red creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum coccineus ) is a heat-tolerant, drought-tolerant ground cover that grows in zones 3 to 9. It likes full sun and grows close to the ground at only two to four-inches tall. It's deer-resistant, too.

Non-Invasive Ornamental Grasses | ... is a compact drought tolerant native grass | Ornamental Native Grass

Non-Invasive Ornamental Grasses | ... is a compact drought tolerant native grass | Ornamental Native Grass

Drought tolerant .. Low maintenance .. Muhly grass. Muhlbergia is a variety of ornamental grass with spectacular showgirl flair. The common name is Muhly grass and it is extremely hardy and easy to grow. Muhly grass grows in clumps that are 3 to 4 feet tall. It grows in any type of soil, so long as it drains well. Muhlbergia does not like wet feet.

Drought tolerant .. Low maintenance .. Muhly grass. Muhlbergia is a variety of ornamental grass with spectacular showgirl flair. The common name is Muhly grass and it is extremely hardy and easy to grow. Muhly grass grows in clumps that are 3 to 4 feet tall. It grows in any type of soil, so long as it drains well. Muhlbergia does not like wet feet.

Great success with planting a slope has to do with the types of plants you use. Here are some great tips, ideas and photos. For low maintenance, be sure to use drought tolerant plants!

Landscaping Steep Slopes

Great success with planting a slope has to do with the types of plants you use. Here are some great tips, ideas and photos. For low maintenance, be sure to use drought tolerant plants!

With this drought-tolerant garden bed, all of the plants can withstand drier conditions -- although naturally they’ll look fuller and more vigorous with ample moisture. Description from lowes.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

With this drought-tolerant garden bed, all of the plants can withstand drier conditions -- although naturally they’ll look fuller and more vigorous with ample moisture. Description from lowes.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Native California bent grass is a bright green cool-season grass that withstands foot traffic and requires half the water of traditional turf. (Soils Solutions)

Hey, California, you can still have a lawn! Here are five water-wise alternatives

Native California bent grass is a bright green cool-season grass that withstands foot traffic and requires half the water of traditional turf. (Soils Solutions)

Herniaria glabra Green Carpet rupture wort - dog friendly/drought tolerant grass substitute.

Herniaria glabra Green Carpet rupture wort - dog friendly/drought tolerant grass substitute.

Grasses as Hedge Plants: Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass, Pennisetum Karley Rose, Miscanthus purpurascens, Miscanthus Morning Light, Pennisetum Red Head

Grasses as Hedge Plants: Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass, Pennisetum Karley Rose, Miscanthus purpurascens, Miscanthus Morning Light, Pennisetum Red Head

Pink Echeveria ‘Afterglow’, Dymondia margaretae, Golden bamboo, ‘Sundowner’ phormium, Agave attenuata ‘Nova’

20 Garden Border Designs

Pink Echeveria ‘Afterglow’, Dymondia margaretae, Golden bamboo, ‘Sundowner’ phormium, Agave attenuata ‘Nova’

Silver Carpet - Dymondia Margaretae. Stepable groundcover. Drought resistant. Not plastic, not gravel, not painted. Not phony. YES!

12 water-wise groundcovers

Silver Carpet - Dymondia Margaretae. Stepable groundcover. Drought resistant. Not plastic, not gravel, not painted. Not phony. YES!

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