Life Not Lawn
Those of us in the West know that water is precious, and that drought is upon us. Pacific Horticulture wants to celebrate those who are part of the solution and have transformed their turf into a climate resilient garden.
July-September 2021, we are inviting everyone to share and tag #LifeNotLawn images of drought tolerant, waterwise, habitat supporting, climate resilient, native, and pollinator attracting plants where lawn used to be!
Articles about The Beauty of Organized Chaos & Turf Transformation
Planting Design Ideas for Sustainable Gardens
Oregon State University | Extension
WaterWise Gardening ideas that use little or no water in a landscape
UC Master Gardeners of Sonoma County
Reduced Water Use Can Go Hand-in-Hand with Beautiful Landscaping
East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD)
Event to inspire people to convert lawns to climate-appropriate regenerative landscapes.
Monday, September 20, 2021 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (Register)
Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)
Imagine a gorgeous garden: one that requires less water, but doesn’t look dry
Lawn to Wildflowers
Tips and advice for removing your lawn and converting your yard to a water-wise oasis
Weeding Wild Suburbia
Tips on how to remove lawns, water native plants, and where to get appropriate natives
CA Dept of Water Resources
Local & regional resources for plant selection and landscape design for California’s hydrologic regions
Chino Basin Water Conservation District
Inland Valley Garden Planner designed to help you achieve beautiful, have-it-all gardens well suited for the region
California Dept of Water Resources
A step-by-step guide to convert your thirsty lawn into a rain-wise, pollinator, edible, or succulent garden.
Drought.gov |National Integrated Drought Information System
A multi-agency partnership coordinating drought monitoring, forecasting, planning, and information at national, tribal, state, and local levels.
Region-specific collections of publications, native seed vendors, and other resources to aid in planning, establishing, restoring, and maintaining pollinator habitat.
The Ocean Friendly Gardens program (OFG) sees landscapes and streets as solutions to water pollution – and more.
Green Gardens Group (G3) & APLD
These Beautiful gardens require less water, don’t look dry; are attractive, lush, and evergreen because their designers followed the principles of the watershed approach
Theodore Payne Foundation