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LADWP Offers Front Lawn Makeovers Through Lawn Be Gone! Program

Transform your front yard through the LADWP’s Lawn Be Gone! program. (photo from GS Green Garden Group)


Have you been meaning to give your front yard a makeover but don’t know how to get started? The LADWP’s Lawn Be Gone! program is looking for homeowners who want to remove their front lawns. You get a free makeover in exchange for being part of their education program for two weekends.

“We are looking for homeowners with accessible front lawns, no fences or hedges enclosing the yard, that are willing to be part of our education program,” explained LADWP consultant Marianne Simon with G3 Green Gardens Group.

Simon and her team will design and supervise the installation of a new garden that serves as a watershed wise landscape. Homeowners are asked to serve as a host and open their garden for two weekends to other homeowners who want to learn how to transform their own yards. The ideal front yard is between 1,200 and 1,600 square feet and is accessible for people driving and walking by. Simon is looking for two more gardens for the program.

If you’re interested in participating, click here to learn more and act quickly.

“We are reviewing applications on a first come first serve basis and hope to have it all finalized by next Friday,” Simon told the Buzz.

Simon and her team will use each garden to create a Hands on Workshops designed to teach homeowners how to reduce and remove your turf and replace it with a sustainable garden using low-water use, California-friendly and native plants.

“Our program is all about education,” explained Simon. “We already have six workshops scheduled but are looking for two more gardens.”

One of the two-day workshops  is planned for March 18 and March 25 in Hancock Park. The homeowner told the Buzz they are very excited to participate in the program and we’re excited to be there to report on the garden makeover. Click here to learn more and join us, it’s free!

Below are photos from Simon showing homeowners getting hands on experience at a Lawn Be Gone! workshop.







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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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