Removing her Southern California lawn was therapy
Even here, in the scorching summer heat of Altadena, Seriina Covarrubias’ front yard feels cool and inviting under the dappled shade of a magnificent elm tree. … More than thirsty birds have flocked to her garden since she tore out her lawn and replaced it with mostly drought-tolerant plants native to Southern California. Other wildlife has returned, including lizards, ladybugs, praying mantises, bees and caterpillars. … Two years before the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California declared a water shortage emergency and ordered outdoor watering limited to two days a week, the couple knew they wanted to install plants that could endure the heat with little watering.
- CBS – Sacramento: ‘It Is What It Is’: Sacramento Residents Step Up Water Conservation Efforts As State Mulls Drought Measures
- Manteca/Ripon Bulletin: Ripon to consider resolution ordering water conservation