It is said one man’s junk is another’s treasure. This is true in our garden. The retaining walls were the foundation of a long-forgotten building just days before. Now they create an embracing outdoor social area with a fire pit for winter enjoyment; comfortable seating options open this outside refuge to hours of fun with family and friends. The walls give way to beautify plantings and an expanse of lawn…but not a normal lawn. This is Kurapia ground cover sod, from Delta Bluegrass Co.; a very distinctive drought-tolerant option to traditional lawns. Once established, it requires 60% less water than standard lawns; in some cases less than the shrubbery currently being used to replace lawns.


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