The Rise and Fall of the Lawn

Eleanor Porter, who lives in Laguna Hills, emailed as follows: “I need my whole yard of 2500 square feet re-sodded. I have no grass now. I need a low water, low maintenance yard.” You might wish to c...

Dwarf Pink Yarrow as Lawn Substitute

Q: We have Marathon tall fescue grass in our rear yard that has never done well, possibly due to two Dobermans. However, they are much calmer now that they are older and won’t be around forever...

Lawn Substitute: California Meadow Sedge

With the forecast of yet another dry winter, the idea of creating landscapes without lawns is news once again. Lawns guzzle water without conscience as compared to many water-thrifty perennials and g...