Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Plan New Lawn To Create Lush 'Oasis' Amid Xeriscaping.(Community)

Byline: Digging In TRACEY FITZGIBBON For the Journal

Q. Your guidance on caring for an existing lawn was great! We have a new home and are now ready to install a new lawn but are not very sure of the process. How do we proceed?

A. Congratulations on your new home. Whether you are new to the area or not, please, be aware of a few concerns before you plant. OK?

First and foremost, plan your landscape. There is no reason to plant a vast expanse of lawn. You'll spend far too much time maintaining it and little time enjoying its cooling effects.

The city of Albuquerque printed a very eloquent brochure on xeriscaping that contains several sound thought patterns. …

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