The destruction of the lawn at Los Angeles City Hall following the Occupy LA demonstrations presents the city with a unique opportunity to replace the lawn with landscaping that is more in keeping with the sustainability and conservation policies that are promoted by the Mayor and the City of Los Angeles. While the City is urging homeowners and businesses to replace turf lawn with sustainable alternatives, we feel it is imperative that the City utilize this opportunity to set an example by re-landscaping to conserve water and create a habitat that fosters the pollinators needed to support our ecosystem. Not only would permeable hardscape and indigenous plants be naturally drought tolerant but in that they will not require fertilizers they protect our watershed as well. Such landscaping will serve to promote environmental awareness and responsible landscaping choices by others in a highly visible setting and will ultimately save the city money in both water usage and maintenance.
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