Landscapers Weigh In at Drought Strategy Forum

Landscapers stay busy in drought conditions by focusing on sustainable yards that require less moisture.

At a Drought Strategy Forum held recently at the Louise Lowry David Center in Santa Barbara, CA, landscapers shared how they are still bust at work, helping homeowners to create sustainable lawns. Their focus has shifted from maintenance tasks like mowing and blowing, to plantings that require less moisture.

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Mike Clark, Montecitco's water conservation coordinator said the drought does not have to mean layoffs. He suggests considering replacing grass with fruit trees that will use less water. Mulch and wood chips are another option for taking the space of grass while helping plants and trees to retain moisture.

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