LAWN BE GONE is the clever title of a class from the GREEN GARDEN ACADEMY.
This fun and informative series on Sustainable Gardening, organized by the City of Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment, takes place once a month at the Santa Monica Library.
You may register online, tickets are still available for these free classes.
I attended and these are some of the useful things I learned.
The grass lawns so prevalent in dry Southern California, a legacy from wet England, are causing waste and pollution.
It would be a good idea to replace them with less water-hungry plants.
FOUR WAYS TO REMOVE YOUR LAWN, Los Angeles Times
Some choices to replace turf and Bermuda grass: buffalo grass, carex, yarrow, dymondia.
Better yet, replace the lawn with edible plants, create a vegetable garden.
A class on EDIBLE LANDSCAPING will take place on Saturday May 15.
If you do still want to keep your existing front lawn, at least you can learn how to use gardening tools that are not powered by gasoline. They were demostrated during class and may be purchased from Green Station LA.
Photo: Blue fescue on Halm, landscaped by Alexis
Please let us know if you have done something like this in our neighborhood and we will feature your garden on this blog.
Text and photo by Elisa Leonelli