OK, we can’t just keep on bein’ quiet about a subject that is screamin’ for attention. Turf replacement... and the new look that is transforming the southern California landscape. Time to weigh in. Read the article below or click here for a PDF download... sorry about the article’s length. We hope the content makes it worth the read. Enjoy.
"Ugly" Is Not a Turf Replacement
© Tree of Life Nursery, August 2015
A practical approach to authentic beauty instead of grass.
The statewide drought is fast making every useless (not utilized) patch of lawn a thing of the past, and it’s high time. Not only does that grass use copious amounts of water, but the polluted runoff, the impacts of constant maintenance (including noise), the green waste, and the whole carbon footprint for turf adds up to one big negative in our seasonally dry climate. “Useful” grass, i.e.; a playground is not the issue here. Turf managers can look forward to successful careers properly managing healthy green lawns for sports and leisure. It’s the default lawn that serves no function or purpose we need to eliminate completely.