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 https://calscape.cnps.org/ 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.