Showing posts from October, 2015

Desert Lawn Redux

We have a pool. We have a veggie garden. We didn't want to water our desert lawn anymore. Did you know that water conservation isn't even discussed down here? In Western Washington, it rained like nine months out of the year and even there it would have been abnormal in the summer to water lawns, wash cars, not consider low flow toilets and low pressure shower heads.

But down here, in the desert...fountains, golf courses, and pools galore. It just doesn't make sense; so we stopped watering our lawn about five months ago. As you can imagine the backyard got ugly real quick. And so here is how the last two weekends were spent. Ultimately we will receive no rebate for using less water. Our services down here only acknowledge if you change your yard to zero-scape (non-desert plants only) and we weren't prepared to create a cacti obstacle course for the pups. Instead, we opted for artificial turf.