Why Less Lawn? 2018-03-17T18:46:53+00:00

Why Less Lawn

Colorado and California are giving out rebates to homeowners who reduce their turf. Why? Because lawns have become unsustainable, especially in drought stricken areas.  Our traditional turf species, like kentucky bluegrass, have originated in Northern Europe were the climate is wet and cool. With a different climate and a different soil, we have to mow much more often, and use precious water. Also, because these different circumstances, the turf is more susceptible for pests. And not just that, conventional lawn maintenance has proven to be detrimental to our soil, to create poor drainage and to intoxicate our wildlife and our water. Conclusion: we need to find some healthier alternatives. Under ‘Lawn Care’ in the menu you find some options for healthier lawn care. But we recommend every landscaper to promote lawn reduction in favor of plantings. You can create laborious or maintenance free landscapes with plantings, according the homeowners taste and wishes. Not only will the right plantings safe you on water, pesticides and fertilizers, but it will also improve the drainage and create a healthy habitat for wildlife, for the homeowners, and for you.

Replace with native grasses

Replace with plants and shrubs

 Replace with ground covers

Replace with a flowering meadow

Replace with a water saving xeriscape

Replace with a rain garden