Drought-resistant garden showcased in Northwest Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Kicking your yard's addiction to water is getting a lot easier.

In northwest Fresno Saturday, the lawn disappeared at a home and got replaced by drought resistant landscaping.

Assembly member Joaquin Arambula helped a crew install big rocks, mulch and plants like purple sage that look pretty, but don't need a lot of water to survive.

"Right now, the drought isn't over yet and you'll still be reliant on whatever the city decides on how many days a week you can water," Water Resources engineer Michael McGinnis said. "You know, last fall it got down to one day a week you were allowed to water."

A drought resistant lawn uses about one-fifth the water of a grass lawn, so you can save money on your water bill.

You can also get grants up to $2,000 from the state and city to change out your lawn.

Here are the two websites where you can go to apply for up to $2000 in grant money.




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