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News - March 26, 2010

Proposed city ordinance would require water-efficient landscaping

by Daniel DeBolt

To save increasingly precious water, the city of Mountain View is proposing to limit the use of grass and other thirsty plants in city landscaping. And while most homeowners would not be affected, new homes and office parks may look quite different than they would without the ordinance.

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Posted by William Symons
a resident of Waverly Park
on Mar 28, 2010 at 11:18 am

great idea!

There are many yards going grass-less in Mountain View. We were so impressed with our neighbor's creative touch with landscaping and gardens, we shut down our front yard water hog sprinkler system last year, sheet mulched the grass, and called on the help from Diane Hayford at Skyline Design Studios to help us design a unique and pleasing front yard garden landscape, with emphasis on vegetables, fruits, berries, with very attractive paths and sitting areas.

email me at billy.symons@gmail.com if you want to see our project in progress.


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