We are all trying to reduce our water usage and irrigation for landscaping is a primary source of water demand. Learn how to convert your existing lawn to a beautiful, yet low water landscape. At this open house event hosted by Gates + Associates Landscape Architecture you can gather all the information you need to convert your landscape without breaking your back, or your wallet.
There will be stations demonstrating sheet mulching, irrigation conversion and planting lectures
Ready to lose your lawn, but not sure where to start?
Learn how to remove your lawn without tearing it out! It's surprisingly easy to replace your lawn with a healthy garden that works for you. By using Bay-Friendly practices, you can conserve natural resources, prevent pollution, and save time and money.
Bay-Friendly has successfully educated hundreds of landscape professionals and home gardeners in the innovative technique of sheet mulching, a simple method used to enrich the soil in planting areas, establish a new landscape or garden area, or remove a lawn without herbicides.
Vendors and Bay-Friendly landscape designers will be on hand to answer your questions about products and plant material selections.
Interested in replacing your lawn, but worried about up front costs?
Several Bay Area water agencies are currently offering rebates for lawn conversion and/or weather based irrigation controllers for both residential and commercial landscapes. The Bay-Friendly Coalition is partnering with these water agencies in an effort to encourage the widespread adoption of more Bay-Friendly, water-efficient gardens and landscapes.
Learn how to remove your lawn without tearing it out! These how-to talks are given by Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscape Professionals, Bay-friendly landscape designers, contractors and vendors and will be on hand to provide design and plant selection advice as well as walk you through converting a lawn without breaking your back, or your wallet. There will be a hands-on demonstration of sheet mulching – an innovative technique of layering materials on top of your lawn, allowing you to plant right into it!
This event is free and open to the public, and no prior registration is required.
Sheet Mulching - watch this slideshow to learn an easy method to remove and replace your lawn without herbicides
Drip Irrigation Sprinkler Retrofit - watch this slideshow to learn how to convert your lawn sprinklers to more efficient drip irrigation
Sheet Mulching - download this PDF for step-by-step illustrated instructions to remove and replace your lawn without herbicides
Need help with converting your lawn or other landscaping projects? Hire a Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscape Professional. They're trained in Bay-Friendly principles and cutting-edge practices for healthy, environmentally sound gardens and landscapes.