Monday, December 6, 2010

New Guideline for Parkway Improvements

The Bureau of Street Services released a new Residential Parkway Landscaping Guideline for City of LA residents. Under this guideline, residents can remove the grass in their parkway and plant 20 different drought tolerant species without having to apply for permits.  The parkway is the strip of grass between the curb and the sidewalk.  Some surprises on this planting list includes chamomile, thyme and two varieties of strawberries.

Residents may also be eligible for the Residential Drought Resistant Landscape Incentive Program offered to LADWP customers by SoCal WaterSmart.  This rebate program offers resident $1 per square foot of grass removed.  Residents must meet qualifications and be approved for this rebate prior to removing their grass.  Funding is limited and the program will end when the funding is exhausted.  The Rebates Remaining Index is at 48% as of November 30, 2010.