Tag Archives: drought-tolerant

What to know about the challenges of installing drought-tolerant landscapes (and the effects of the DWP rebate program)

  Greetings! At Hope Gardens, the past six months have been an exciting time of growth. The DWP rebate has opened up the possibility of full-scale landscaping to hundreds of people who otherwise would not have considered swapping out their soul-sucking sod for a drought-tolerant, wildlife-attracting paradise. We have had the opportunity to work with […]

Don’t Terminate

I’ve had an incredible response to my post about those gravel fields passing for California-friendly gardens which are being installed everywhere.  A lot of people started to question what they REALLY wanted their yards to look like…how they wanted them to function…and how those decisions would impact the natural world around them. But I think […]

Hardscape

Pea gravel circle in mulch Rock formation across decomposed granite (DG) and then mulch on the other side Simple stairs… Native plants in decomposed granite (DG) Mulch with river rock DG stairs and patio in mulch     DG patio in mulch Red flagstone with several sizes of mexican pebble and pea gravel Hardscape is […]