Brown is the New Green
Brown is the new green. Have you heard this saying? Have you seen the billboards? Unfortunately, that's the way it is now. I, and many folks I've talked to, have water restrictions and I personally feel guilty trying to keep my grass green and that is proving to be a losing battle. Water conservation is important these days when it comes to lawns.
The last couple of months my lawn has progressively gotten worst and I finally made the decision to let it go.
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Landscape Ideas With Xeriscaping
So many lawns are now brown, but that doesn't necessarily mean that we have to accept a dead lawn. With some relatively simple landscape ideas. We can tear out the old, or dead lawn, cap off the sprinklers then redo the landscape with some drought resistant plants, rocks, boulders, bark, etc. to creative a beautiful area; one that reduces watering by 70 - 80%!!!
Just think of the amount or water needed to keep a 500 square foot lawn green. Now imagine a beautiful landscape area with 4 - 7 shrubs and plants on a drip system.
The point is that we don't have to accept a dead lawn, we just have to have a little imagination.
Landscaping takes a little finesse, know how, the right equipment, some vision, some good taste, and some muscle to make the space look nice.
Some landscape areas require a green thumb and hours needed to keep it looking pretty. Whether you have the time and interest to work in the yard or are willing to pay your gardener for their time, is up to you. Me, personally, I like low maintenance. I have too many other things in my life that occupy my time. I just want the area to look nice and require as little attention as possible.
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Front Yard Landscaping is the Way to Go
With California's drought and the influx of brown lawns I really think front yard landscaping is the way to go. It's simple, cost effective, water conservative, and attractive.
Prices are going to vary, but the water reduction is going to be a huge savings - not only on your wallet, but also our states resources. Just to give you an idea, to replace a lawn in Palo Alto could be as little as $2,500. To replace a lawn in Monte Sereno with landscaping, would be around $5,000. Or a lawn converted to landscape in Saratoga would be around the same.
Landscaping vs Artificial Turf
I think lawn conversions are the way to go now. We obviously can't use water to keep our lawns green. Artificial turf is still very expensive and still debatable when it comes to looking real - though it has come a long way. Just the cost alone is enough to think about having the landscape done properly. For instance, a 1,000 square foot lawn done with artificial turf would run $10,000 or more. The same 1,000 square foot lawn converted to landscaping could be well under half the cost of artificial turf. And from an aesthetic personal point of view I think landscaping looks much nicer; one just needs to have an eye for it to make it look good.
Low Water Landscaping
If you have a lawn that you would like to convert to low water landscaping or I if your lawn is barely hanging on or already dead then please give us a call and let us show you what we can do for you.
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