With the hot weather finally here we are seeing dry spots develop in lawns where it is difficult to water. In some of these areas, water conservation is best achieved by changing the landscape and giving up on lawn. Don’t get us wrong, we love lawn. Quite frankly, we make our living on managing and maintaining lawns. That being said, we also hate trying to maintain lawn where it won’t grow or where it is hard or expensive to maintain. The pictures above are examples of where lawn should not be.
Inspiration from afar:
Due to the scarcity of mulch products, rock is a common groundcover in California, Colorado, and Arizona. We have seen many examples of creative use of rock and it continues to inspire us in that there are many other creative and drought tolerant solutions where lawn is and should not be.