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Old 07-12-2017, 02:24 PM   #1
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Help Me Restore My Lawn 0-0

Hi There,
Just moved to new house, I never had a yard before.
.My existing lawn is very dry and yellow. Is there a way to restore it? I started to water it twice a day, it started to grow back again however there are holes... is there is any hope or something I can do so it will restore the lawn ?
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Old 07-12-2017, 03:03 PM   #2
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You are in LA? Take that freakin' lawn out and STOP using NorCal's water. We are still in a drought as the ground water will take 5 years of heavy rains to recover.

Excellent options:
1: Spray the lawn green. You will be the envy of the neighborhood.
2: Plant the lawn area with drought resistant plants and hook up a drip irrigation system. Your county may very well have a financial assistance program for lawn removal and replant, mine does!
3: Blow leaves over the lawn. This is what I have been doing for 7 years. Mine grows in the winter, and looks like the rest of the surrounding forest in the summer.


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green concrete is an excellent choice also
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I think so too...
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Lawn is too much work. Agree with above that in Cali the water situation is scary. Have you looked at xeriscaping? How big is the yard? Maybe put down a couple good layers of landscape fabric and use loose rock, boulders, and maybe a sparse planting of local xeric or native drought tolerant plants. Run poly drip lines under the rock/fabric with a bubbler on each plant to establish them.

If its a big area, maybe combine the xeriscaping with mass plantings of spreading ground cover and native drought tolerant plants.

I searched "LA county xeric plant list" and found a lot of info. the following link brings you to the LA water works site. They have a document you can download that lists best plants. Click the link to down load the handbook (its big so give it a minute). Look it over and then go to a LOCAL nursery, not home depot. Ask them for recommendations for evergreens. You don't want annuals. Perennials can be used as accents.
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