Landscape Landscape
Lawn Alternatives
Our Lawn Alternatives pdf symbol 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.
Aeration 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 De-thatching is also explained in the Manual's De-thatching section.
Last updated: Thursday, 08/04/2011

All About Plants

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.
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A Website for Sore Eyes

Take a gander at some gorgeous gardens, 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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