See how to ditch thirsty turf grass in favor of beautiful, easy-care gardens
Lawns demand about an inch of water each week during the growing season. That was too much for Seattle-based landscape designer Stacie Crooks of Crooks Garden Design. She knew she could create a traffic-stopping tapestry of plants that would survive on half the water.
So one spring, she ripped out much of her lawn and replaced it with a mixture of perennials and shrubs.