Plant experts hope for a drought of invasives in ‘water-wise’ yards

July 3, 2015
Pampas grass

Many Californians appear to be taking up Gov. Jerry Brown’s call for the removal of 50 million square feet of lawn energetically and enthusiastically. But all that energy may be misplaced: As homeowners and businesses seek out drought-tolerant, low-water plants at local nurseries and big-box garden departments, they may unwittingly be picking up invasive plants that wreak havoc on the state’s ecology.

Read the full article by Carol Crotta in The Los Angeles Times Home & Garden section here.





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