Daily photos of the Paso Robles / Templeton area of the California Central Coast
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Where the Green Lawns Used to be
Paso Robles, like many other cities in California, is still in the midst of its longest drought in recent history. Because of that, homeowners are encouraged to replace their lawns with drought-resistant landscaping. Even the city itself is no longer irrigating median strips and some parks. Only the baseball diamond gets irrigated at Larry Moore Park. Homeowners deal with this as best they can. Some who can't afford to replace lawns just stop watering them.
Many have taken out their lawns and have replaced all or parts of them with drought-friendly substitutes. Here are what some of my neighbors have done. Click any photo to make it larger.