Tips for gardening during a drought
Tips for gardening during a drought

With the start of summer and more hot weather on the horizon, home gardeners in drought-stricken Southern California face a challenge: How to keep landscapes looking good while cutting back on water use. For ideas, we're talking to landscape and garden professionals to see how they are adapting in their own yards and projects. Ditching the lawn Jennifer Gilbert Asher, co-owner of Terra Trellis and Terra Sculpture in L.A. and a former landscape designer, pulled out the lawns at her family's home. And she did it without spending a fortune. In the frontyard, she wanted to replace the grass with wood chips but found it would cost a hefty $1,500 to cover the 30-by-40-foot area. Then Asher...