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Sustainable Landscaping Contact:
Water Resources Specialist
pamphlet shows a wide range of climate appropriate grasses and ground covers that offer a variety of low-water use solutions to your yard and garden needs.
is a technique vital to maintaining a healthy lawn in our climate. For detailed information on aeration, consult
The Arizona Master Gardener Manual
, an authoratative resource on lawn care and other gardening topics. The practice of
is also explained in the
Manual's De-thatching section
Last updated: Thursday, 08/04/2011
Climate-appropriate, drought-tolerant, California-friendly, water-wise: different ways to say the same thing -- choosing the right plant material is an important part of any sustainable landscape.
A Website for Sore Eyes
Take a gander at some
, point and click on the plants you like and - voila! - you tap into a wealth of information on that particular plant species. Click again and you automatically compile a printable list of plants that can easily be handed-off to a landscaper or an attendant at your favorite nursery.
This tool will go a long way in helping you overcome some of the most significant hurdles in getting your sustainable landscape project started.
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Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment
1685 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90401 · (310) 458-2213 · TTY (310) 917-6626
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