Should You Rip Out Your Lawn After All?

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Aside from swimming pools and almonds, lawns have been singled out as a water-guzzling villain in the midst of California’s historic drought.

Now Angelenos are rushing to rip out lawns, with the added incentive of rebates, and turf removal is becoming big business.

But landscape designer Mia Lehrer says: not so fast. Getting rid of turf could jeopardize the region’s beloved shrubs and trees. She explains what we should do to conserve lawns and save water without harming our delicate ecosystems. Read her 8 tips from using recycled water through to planting  drought tolerant grasses here.