By now you surely are aware that California’s drought is not going away. It is getting worse. And while the evidence shows that much of the problem involves water wasted on a small but rare fish in the Delta, up north, and the water-consuming crops, such as rice and almonds, that farmers insist on growing, in the San Joaquin Valley (because they pay too little for their water), the reality is that here in Santa Ana we are going to have to find more ways to conserve water.
One option that is available is turf replacement and SoCal WaterSmart is offering a generous rebate right now if you replace the turf grass around your home.
Grass uses a lot of water and requires frequent maintenance – making it a time-consuming and expensive yard option. In fact, the average residential customer spends about 60% of their water on outdoor irrigation. By changing turf to a California Friendly™ yard of drought tolerant plants you can save water and money. Continue reading