How to Replace Your Water-Intensive Lawn

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Arctostaphylos densiflora (manzanita), Agave 'Blue Glow,' Stachys byzantina, Dasylirion longissimum, Sesleria 'Greenlee' (David Madison via Getty Images)

Landscape irrigation accounts for about half of residential water use in California, according to state data. That’s leading some drought-conscious residents to consider tearing up their lawns in favor of less water-intensive gardens. We’ll talk about how to embark on removing your lawn and the plants, grasses and trees you might consider replacing it with.

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