Drought Tolerant Landscaping

Drought tolerant desert plants including large agaves in the front yard of a Spanish-style Southern California home with red tile roof.

California Agency Awards $38 Million for Turf Replacement

The grant funds grass replacement rebates for commercial and residential properties and water-saving devices for fire stations.

November 16, 2023 - Governing

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Evaluating California's 'Cash-for-Lawns' Rebate

At the height of the California drought, a group of water suppliers offered rebates for people willing to remove lawns. Now, it's time to figure out if the experiment worked.

November 10, 2016 - AP via San Jose Mercury News

Drought Tolerant Landscape

How To: Drought-Resistant Gardening

Curbed surveyed landscape architects specializing in drought-resistant lawns for their best "tips and tricks."

October 25, 2016 - Curbed

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