Re: “Water one- percenters get a nudge,” June 26
While I am delighted that the homeowner profiled in this article has learned that his 7,000- square- foot lawn is not sustainable in this drought, I am saddened that he is planning to replace 5,000 square feet of it with artificial turf and concrete.
I hope this is a temporary measure until he can learn more about drought- tolerant plants.
Concrete adds to the heat, and neither remedy will help much with runoff when there is rain again.
The Sherman Oaks area is filled with birds and wildlife; let’s not entirely remove their habitat too.
SPRINKLERS AT AN apartment building in the Valley water the grass — and the sidewalk.