Southern California is changing. The drought conditions that have been sneaking up on use for the last 5 years have reached an all time high, which has everyone thinking about their water bill and approach to landscape. For a number of years landscape architects have been pushing for more sustainable design and water conservation (whether wanted our not – AB 1881 requires all planting and irrigation plans to be meet minimal levels of water consumption), but have had to battle the historic SoCal notion of “give it water and it will grow”.

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