- Author: Bernadette Thomas
Like many of us, my concern of California's water resources continues to grow. I decided to start a new project that would help others with tips and resources to replace their lawn. Enter my challenge to see if I can replace a lawn for $1500.00 or less.
Why 1500.00? Well, that is the new grant amount offered by Solano County for those that qualify for replacing their lawns even if it is currently dead with drought-resistant front yards. Nothing bothers me more than an ugly dead lawn and I am on a mission to help!
Please note that this challenge will not include irrigation as I will be self-watering my plants.
To prepare for the challenge, first, review the qualifications for the rebate. If you do qualify, note that the garden must be completed within 4 months so we are going to start with pre-planning what your dream front yard will be.
The first Practical step will be to measure the lawn area to be replaced. Must be a minimum of 300 feet.
Design yard by using some free resources here; https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/online-landscape-and-garden-design-tools/
I will begin the garden preparation with cardboard mulching. (Note- this must be done after approval of the grant) With this mulching process, I will be using wood chips for most of the garden, a flagstone pathway with a bench, and some berms. Down the road, I will add some Mexican dark gray rock which will be part of the final plan but for now- mulch it is. Let's look at phase one and the cost so fat
For now, let's look at the cost so far.
Check-in on my next post for phase 2 to discuss tree removal and plant selections at a discount.