Going native: a lesson in leaving lawns behind

OPTIONS— Lorraine Jones of Simi Valley has a variety of drought-tolerant plants in her front yard, which is inexpensive to maintain.
Mandated water cutbacks caused by the state’s ongoing drought have many residents looking for creative ways to conserve, especially when it comes to landscaping.
One of the many options is to create a native plant garden that is not only drought-tolerant but inexpensive to maintain, said Simi Valley resident Lorraine Jones.
In 2008, Jones, 69, began an experi...

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