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Native gardens may help save California – 6/30/09 – Los Angeles-Southern California-LA Breaking News, Weather, Traffic, Sports – abc7.com July 2, 2009

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Here’s a great story about one approach to saving water in the landscape, one that will not only beautify your home but also provide habitat for native species.

Contact WaterWise Consulting to see if your area offers rebates for removing lawn and replanting with natives.

Native gardens may help save California – 6/30/09 – Los Angeles-Southern California-LA Breaking News, Weather, Traffic, Sports – abc7.com.

Your garden doesn’t need grass to be gorgeous. With strict water restrictions popping up around Southern California, native plants are the way to go.

Native plants don’t need much attention, and they’ll actually save you money.

Birds seem to love a drought-tolerant garden filled with plants and trees that are native to California.

Natural gardener Debbie Taylor put the garden in about six years ago, and now her Sherman Oaks front yard is overflowing with native sages, wild flowers and trees, plants that you can find in the hills and canyons across the region.

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1. BeWaterWise Rep - July 3, 2009

Switching over to native plant species as opposed to exotic plants is a very good idea in SoCa. Like many parts of the world SoCal is having a water shortage precisely because a lot of water is wasted in places like the garden. Planting native species, directing grey water to the garden are just some of the ways we can reduce your water consumption.

The Metropolitan Water District of SoCal has an excellent website called BeWaterWise.Com which gives tips on Xeriscaping and having a waterwise garden. For details please visit http://tr.im/qJN5


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