Wa­ter­ing tips

Los Angeles Times - - OPINION -

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.

Rose Lei­bowitz

Sher­man Oaks

Anne Cu­sack Los An­ge­les Times

SPRIN­KLERS AT AN apart­ment build­ing in the Val­ley wa­ter the grass — and the side­walk.

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