LA Times Home & Garden Roundup 09.06.08

LA Times Home & Garden Roundup 09.06.08

Abby Stone
Sep 6, 2008

atla-090608-lat01.jpgIn a city where our rainy season is short (and, for the last few years, almost non-existent), creating a drought-tolerant lawn is something that interests more and more of us. It's a way of both being green and saving money. This week's feature story in the Los Angeles Times Home and Garden section examines the rules on landscaping that exist in the various cities that make up our metropolis. Los Angeles, for example, has few rules (apart from the ban on watering from between 9 am and 4 pm), while Long Beach residents are, among other regulations, encouraged to dedicate no more than 50% of their front yard to concrete. The accompanying slide show highlights low water alternatives; there's also a round-up of articles on turf substitutes. Another story that caught our eye this week was the first in a new series called Lost L.A., which will examine landmarks that have been altered or changed beyond recognition, a subject we touched on this week when we wished our adopted city a happy birthday. Links and more, after the jump...

Landscape rules on how much lawn is enough differ by city

A slideshow of Low water alternatives and Lawnbusters: Turf Alternatives, a round-up of previously published articles.

Lost LA: Henry E. Huntington's promised land in San Marino

As always, David A. Keeps rounds up fabulous finds via The Scout

[Images: Glenn Koenig for LA Timees; Glenn Koenig for LA Times; Huntington Library Collection; Bluedot.com]

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