September 13, 2011 > Time to re-think your lawn
Time to re-think your lawn
Submitted By Jeanne Nader
With the drought and the economy, now is a perfect time to replace your lawn with an attractive, drought-tolerant landscape using the simple and inexpensive technique of sheet mulching. A free "Rethink Your Lawn" garden talk is being offered at Regan Nursery, 4268 Decoto Road, Fremont, on September 17, 2011, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.
Fremont resident and Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscape Designer, Ann Morrison, will lead the talk and provide design how-to, troubleshooting tips and advice on using salvaged materials. Attendees will learn about the lawn-replacement technique of sheet mulching and see a hands-on demonstration.
Bay-Friendly Gardening & Landscaping encourages Bay Area residents to use environmentally friendly practices in their garden. Bay-Friendly Gardening is a program of StopWaste.Org, a public agency whose mission is to reduce the waste stream in Alameda County.
All participants will receive a free copy of the Bay-Friendly Gardening Guide, an 80-page reference guide with additional information about sheet mulching, gardening tips, a design survey, profiles of East Bay gardens and much more. There will be a draw for additional garden gifts.
Participants can also learn about Lawn Begone irrigation rebates from Alameda County Water District.
For those unable to attend this event, visit www.LoseYourLawn.org for numerous resources about lawn conversion.
For more information, visit www.BayFriendly.org and www.StopWaste.Org
Re-think Your Lawn
Saturday, September 17
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
4268 Decoto Road, Fremont