Thursday, February 26, 2009

'Lawn Out - Nature In' A Success

There was standing room only of more than 40 people at the “Lawn Out-Nature In” talk by Troy McGregor last weekend in Clayton.

The talk was sponsored by the Markham Regional Arboretum Society and the Contra Costa Water District and is the first of four garden talks this year.

Troy reviewed various methods of removing your lawn, none of which are easy. Removing a lawn around an existing tree is even harder. Troy emphasized replacing your lawn with native plants, and planning your irrigation system before you plant.

He has a web site here: and you can see his slides from Saturday's talk here.

We’ll let you know when the next talk takes place.

Bringing Back the Natives May 3

CCWD is a long-time sponsor of the annual "Bringing Back The Natives Garden Tour" on Sunday, May 3.

This popular tour -- which won a Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award in 2008 -- shows you how your neighbors have been able to use native plants to cut down their water use, and still have beautiful gardens.

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