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[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote Follow along with me as I hope to be approved and then begin my lawn removal program. If I am qualified for the program, I’ll have up to 4 months to remove my lawn and replace it with drought tolerant plants, bushes, grasses and trees. I’ll be covering my lawn with cardboard and woodchips as in the “Back to Eden” method. These two areas that have grass are also the sunniest areas of our yard, so landscaping with vegetables will also be great for tomatoes and peppers and other sun loving edibles. This program is in California, but there may be similar programs in other drought area states. I had heard there was something similar in Arizona. If you live in California and are interested in this program the website is listed here: http://www.saveourwaterrebates.com/turf-replacement-rebates-hta.html You can contact me at: Email: marley1859@hotmail.com The Abled Gardener FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/10731… YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8sm… G+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109456001… Video Rating: / 5 Ornamental grasses usually aren’t the centerpiece of landscaping plans, but their amazing textures and expressive personalities are big contributors to curb appeal. Ornamental grasses are easy to care for, drought-tolerant, and come in a variety of shapes and sizes — from fluffy border edgings to towering privacy screens growing Sudan grass — a hybrid of sorghum — reaches up to 8 feet tall in a single season. It’s an annual, meaning it needs to be replanted every year, but that’ll give you the chance to experiment with it in different locations. Use it as a garden centerpiece, a living privacy screen, or a jungle hideaway for your kids. Exclamation Point Ornamental grasses in containers are a good way to add pizzaz to a deck or patio. A dramatic, showy ornamental, such as this festival grass (Cordyline), makes a […]

20 Comments

  • Maurice Brown 4 years ago

    Even from where I was born and raised we heard all the stories about how much water Californians use on there lawns. I just had to add that…

  • Maurice Brown 4 years ago

    Would it be possible for you to post a link on where I can get the information on this program you have in California & what it all covers please …I have so many questions …..Not that I live in California…

  • sunnyside30 4 years ago

    Great program Kim.  The amount you will get in rebate will certainly offset some of the costs of taking out the lawn and planting native plants.  Or, who knows–it may pay for it with some over, especially if you continue to find those great bargains that you are so good at 🙂 .Loved the video.  I'll let my sis in CA know about this.Thx

  • Mark Thieme 4 years ago

    nice channel 🙂 great program and share liked and subscribed 🙂 and shared.

  • Johan de klein 4 years ago

    looking forward to your video`s about this big change.

  • Mohan Udiavar 4 years ago

    Lawns are a waste of resources, precious water and gas for mowing it down

  • Alberta Urban Garden Simple Organic and Sustainable 4 years ago

    If you put in veggies that would be great ! Are you able to grow citrus there ?

  • Carolyn Kett 4 years ago

    Sounds great Kim. Look forward to seeing your progress. X

  • The Abled Gardener 4 years ago

    After replying to everyone's comments, all my replies disappeared to me. My daughter said she could see them on her computer, so it's only me and a setting I need to change. I hope they will come back at some point. Thanks for understanding my rants and ravings.

  • Patrick Meehan 4 years ago

    Kim ,So CA will reward you for removing your lawn and replace it with plants and trees. Are they doing that for aesthetic or retaining water retention reasons. I will watch with great interest.

  • Jeanette Waverly 4 years ago

    Uh oh, someone is challenging the Great Southern California Lawn Religion! Good luck on your journey and thanks for including us.

  • FreidasGarden 4 years ago

    Hi Love your videos. Did you notice anywhere in your research if you can exchange the grass for a driveway? I would like to grow veggies in a pot surrounding a driveway in the front. Although I'm thinking about RV'ing I still might keep my house. I LOVE SoCal.

  • Catalin Oancea 4 years ago

    Good idea! Good luck!

  • Noahs Ark 4 years ago

    Why do that? Lawns help prevent soil erosion when it does rain. I can see interspersing with drought tolerant plants.

  • Eugene Arceneaux 4 years ago

    I be following you, seems to be a wonderful project.

  • Gardening with Granddad 4 years ago

    I should also mention though this gravel garden has been growing for many years it has never been watered, and that particular part of the UK has the lowest rainfall. Here is the link to her gravel garden. I am sure you will find many flowers shrubs and grasses that would do well for you in your garden.
    http://www.bethchatto.co.uk/gallery/gravel-garden.htm

  • Gardening with Granddad 4 years ago

    When I lived in the UK I visited the Beth Chatto gravel garden. She made a drought tolerant garden out of and old car park. It was a joy to walk in and the diversity of the plants she was growing was immense. It is well worth taking a look at the work she has done.
    http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2012/mar/16/recreate-beth-chatto-gravel-garden-in-pictures

  • Linda Penney 4 years ago

    Awesome update thank you for sharing have a blessed day

  • OneYardRevolution | Frugal & Sustainable Organic Gardening 4 years ago

    What a great project, Kim! I look forward to seeing the transformation.

  • LARK'S GARDENS 4 years ago

    I will be a faithful follower. Great idea. May your new adventure work out beautifully. Take care of yourself my friend.

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