Save Water with Native Landscape

An analysis conducted by CNBC of annual Palmer Drought Severity Index recordings, which factor in both precipitation and temperature to track soil moisture, shows the nearly four-year California drought is in fact the worst in over a century.  In response to the drought we as Californians are being required to reduce water consumption.  Many communities such as Ventura are offering assistance in converting conventional lawns to low-water using landscapes.  If you want to convert your yard to California native plants.  The California Native Plant Society has a tool called Calscape which allows anyone to easily identify and see native plants that grow in their area.  Just enter your street address and you will receive a native plant list appropriate for your area.  Detailed plant descriptions, information on growing requirements and nursery availability is also available through the site.  Happy planting.

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