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  •  how about coming here. . . (5+ / 0-)

    to New Mexico, and serving in the role of a guru of lawns for xeriscaping? I say this especially for you to counsel the dunderheads who move here from other parts of the country, say, Minnesota, New York, even California, where water is usually plentiful and to the extreme. Here, not so. And when I see a green lawn in a high chaparral desert setting, such as here in Albaturkey (sic), I want to take a leak on its turf. We are in a continuing prolonged drought, La Nine, that bad-ass dry-prone sibling to the better and wetter, El Nino, and the continued stingy precip only exacerbates the problem. What wisdom you share in this very informative diary is badly needed here. So, should I start a collection for people coughing it up and paying you to visit and 'learn us' a thing or two?

    Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

    by richholtzin on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 01:46:42 PM PST

    •  Lawns are even problematic here in Wisconsin (3+ / 0-)
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      Grass was brown for the majority of last summer, and we have had only about 60 percent of normal rainfall, so converting to native species and xeriscaping is even important here. I am convinced we are moving towards the historic climate of Kansas or northern Oklahoma and need to be prepared with more drought and heat-tolerant species of plants.

       I am most familiar with native and sustainable landscaping in the Midwest or East Coasts, but the general concepts and design are applicable to your region as well. I have to bone up on the native species of your region before I can come and do a talk appropriate to your region.  I'd be tickled to ride the Southwest Chief from Chicago down for a talk if it could be arranged, though!

      Trickle Down Economics 101: They get the golden parachute, we get the golden shower.

      by NoMoreLies on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 02:07:58 PM PST

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