California may be out of its drought, but there is no guarantee things will remain this way. With a lack of rainfall, California is a perfect place to have a lawn that does not rely on water. Even if you love a classic grass lawn, perfect lawns are almost impossible to achieve hence why you see yellow and brown lawns all around the neighborhood. Drought tolerant and artificial grass lawns are two great alternatives that allow you to minimize water use while maximizing aesthetic appeal.
Variety of plants that rely on little water including:
- Lavandula Multifida
- Sedum Rupestre ‘Angelina’
- Sedum Spurium ‘Voodoo’
- Agastache Rugosa
- Helictotrichon Sempervirens
You can ask your local nursery about drought tolerant plants as well! Drought tolerant plants go great with hardscape designs. Hardscape has a lot of flexibility and allows you to tailor your yard in several ways. Hardscape has become more and more popular due to its aesthetic appeal and practicality.
- No watering, mowing, or feeding while still maintaining traditional front lawn grass look.
- Life expectancy can be upwards of 25 years making investment worth it in long term.
- New artificial grass can often fool most into looking like real grass.
- Provide no food or habitat for local birds or insects. Biological zero meaning you are not promoting biodiversity.
- Feel is just not the same as regular grass.
- Often made with recycled materials but not biodegradable.