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"Lawn Replacement Gardens" presented by Lisa Burton, Nature by Design

As part of the Channel Islands Chapter of the California Native Plant Society Annual Spring Plant Sale, professional garden designer Lisa Burton of Nature by Design will be giving a presentation entitled “The Lawn Replacement Garden” at the Calleguas Municipal Water District Office at 2100 E. Olson Road in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, April 20 from 11:00am. The plant sale runs from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

“With the severe drought we are facing this year it is incumbent on everyone to reduce their water use,” says Lisa Burton. “The best place to start is to replace the traditional lawn landscape with a drought-tolerant garden that uses 30-60% less household water and captures any water run-off that spills onto the street and ends up polluting our sensitive watersheds.”

In her presentation, the participants will learn why we need to think differently about traditional lawn landscaping, how to save 30-60% of residential water use with a drought-tolerant garden landscape and an efficient irrigation system, capturing water run-off on the property, methods to remove the lawn, and design ideas of what to replace the lawn with. Included will be a gallery of before and after photos of gardens created by Lisa throughout Ventura County.

For more information about Lisa’s efforts to create sustainable landscapes visit

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