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Has anyone converted from lawn to xeriscape?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Whitster, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Mar 16, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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    Whitster

    Whitster [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm wearying of watering the lawn, fighting the sprinkler system, finding leaks, fertilizing, mowing, mower upkeep, fighting weeds, water bill$, etc.

    Has anyone converted from lawn to xeriscape? Any surprises, horror stories? ... would you do it again?

    TIA

    Whit
     
  2. Mar 16, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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    macgyver

    macgyver Well-Known Member

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    A lot of people in CO and out west do it.

    Here in GA it would look strange.
     
  3. Mar 16, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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    For Some, Grass Is Greener Where There Isn't Any By COREY KILGANNON
    When Christina Groza moved from an older building in Astoria, Queens, into a recently built one in College Point, the new home had a major selling point. Unlike the modest front lawn of her Astoria home, the original lawn outside the new building had been paved over with concrete.
    That suited Ms. Groza just fine. Parking is scarce in the area, and although she loves nature as much as the next person, she also likes a guaranteed spot near her front door at the end of the day.
    "Anyone who says they'd rather have a lawn than concrete never tried parking a car around here," said Ms. Groza, 48, who cleans office buildings in Manhattan.
    http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7911
     
  4. Mar 16, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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    aficianado

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    back to bone stock.
    i did it.

    it was backbreaking but worth it. i hated mowing and watering the lawn. i got some landscape guy to sketch it out for me, and label out the plants. i still had to install a drip system, but the water use is very minimal now that my plants are established. i havent mowed a lawn in two years.

    i used netafim waterline and it was easy..super easy.
     
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