After the Lawn

Posted on | July 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

How many plants can a Southern California garden carry without relying on potable water? The short answer: Less. The KCET series "After the Lawn" goes from full grass lot to a sustainable model. Drawing: Emily GreenThe KCET series “After the Lawn” takes an imaginary lot through different stages of conservation measures including keeping grass but watering it less, to removing lawn in stages, to creating a full-on rain and greywater harvesting landscape. Click here to be taken to Part One, a short introduction to rebate culture and things to avoid in a crisis conversion. Further links: Part Two: How to plan. Part Three: Caring for turf in dry times. Part Four: How to remove lawn. Part Five: Resources and courses. Part Six: Low cost, simple first phase conversion. Part Seven: Parkways. Part Eight: Rain gardens. Part Nine: Greywater. Part Ten: Calculating the landscape’s carrying capacity for plants using only rain and greywater. Part Eleven: The importance of planting at the right time of year. Part Twelve: Cost.


One Response to “After the Lawn”

  1. Janet Castro
    February 10th, 2017 @ 8:48 pm

    Emily – this is wonderful. Had no idea the idea was alive and so very well. You need to turn this into a money maker. Has it been in the local press? I want to subscribe.

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