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The era of the lawn in the West is over
How much water does your garden need? Explore these basic guidelines on conservation methods to properly water trees, shrubs, gardens, and lawns.
Grass waits for no one. Sun + water + a couple days = a lawn waiting for some attention. So, out comes the noisy, gas-powered mower at seven o’clock on Saturday (to beat the heat of the day) thrashing the tops off the green-jungle of a front yard, frightening the resident garter snake, and wafting fumes into the window of the neighbor who is cursing the early morning weekend wake-up call--all for the love of a manicured lawn. Does it have to be this way? No. Options are a wonderful thing.
An introduction to Xeriscape
How big is your lawn compared to other people? Would you be fined if you lived in California for having too much lawn? Find out how to use your habitat map to get your lawn measurements.
It might seem like a plant is a plant, but some research suggests that the coevolution of insects and plants in shared ecosystems over millions of years means that many insects have developed special relationships with particular plants.
What kind of mower do you use? Do you abstain from pesticides? Are those flowers native? Set characteristics to make your map go beyond generic.