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Losing the lawn: Sunset photo gallery

Posted by jkom51 Z9 CA/Sunset 17 (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 22, 11 at 10:52

This was published in today's SF Chronicle. If you're a Sunset subscriber, you may have already seen some or most of these photos. They're a good reminder that even though the drought is officially over, there are many more interesting designs for your front yard than a lawn, no matter which Western climate you live in.

Here is a link that might be useful: Rethinking your yard: 20 ways to lose the lawn

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RE: Losing the lawn: Sunset photo gallery

I love Sunset magazine, I'm a two-generation subscriber, but really nice to see the link and flip through all the gorgeous photos with additional links for info about some of the gardens. I have over an acre, and have two very tiny strips of lawn out front, more for color and to break up our lanscaping, and a small square of lawn in the back again, just for color. The rest is planted in nearly all water-wise plants on drip. After working on our sprinkling system, fixing leaks, and switching some areas to drip I was able to bring our water bill down by about 50%. Thanks for sharing, jkmom.

Patty S.

RE: Losing the lawn: Sunset photo gallery

Beautiful. I would love to have any one of these yards, but I think the cost of the materials alone would be more than my lifetime gardening budget :)

Actually, there were three yards that had great ideas for those of us without a big budget for hardscape. I especially liked the little one with the green bunch grasses- so simple, yet so inviting.


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