Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Where the Green Lawns Used to be

Brown is the New Green for Lawns


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, called xeriscaping.


Where the Green Lawns Used to be
Brown Lawn in Paso Robles, © B. Radisavljevic

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.

Where the Green Lawns Used to be
Drought-Friendly Xeriscaping in Paso Robles, © B. Radisavljevic


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.



Where the Green Lawns Used to be
Drought-Friendly Landscaping in Paso Robles, © B. Radisavljevic


Where the Green Lawns Used to be


Do you still have a lawn? If so, is it brown or green? What do you think of xeriscaping?
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