Los Angeles, We’re Still In A Drought!: Drought Tolerant Landscaping

Here at Lotus Estate Properties we firmly believe that every little bit helps, and we are committed to provide advice and services in support of a greener community before, during and after the purchase or sale of your home.

This review will be the first in a series of articles on achieving a greener way of life in preservation of our community for our friends, family and children.

 

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Despite El Nino giving Southern California a peppering of more precipitation this year, we are still in a drought here in Los Angeles since 2011 (according to the National Drought Mitigation Center).  So don’t water your lawn stones, even if they are from the bottom of the Yangtze river!

Water Savings – Rebates for Lawn Upgrade

Last year, Governor Jerry Brown called for the removal of 50 million square feet of water consuming lawns in both residential and commercial properties. The Municipal Water District of Southern California immediately began offering rebates for residents to remove their old dry lawn grass and turf to replace with drought tolerant lawns.  The MWD & Department of Water Resources offers rebates per square foot of lawn removed, and over 2600 LA residents have taken advantage of the program.  By the end of 2015, nearly half of Governor Brown’s goals have been achieved in California.

Drought Tolerant Landscaping for a Modern Upgrade

The advantages of drought free lawns go beyond water (and financial) savings in the long term.  Modern landscaping without traditional grass and turf lawn will augment the value of an older home, making it look modern and fresh.

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Traditional Spanish Colonial House – old dry grass

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Modern Spanish Colonial – drought tolerant landscaping

With modern low-water landscaping a home will look refreshed while still maintaining it’s warm inviting front lawn.  This upgrade will add long term value with both water savings and sale of your home. Contact us for more about drought tolerant landscaping upgrades for your dated lawn.

Stay tuned for our continuing discussion on Green upgrades and repairs for your home. 

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