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4 ways to get spooky with pumpkins

Batman and his girlfriend, the two pumpkins pictured, have what it takes to set the tone for a fun Halloween party: A little mystery, thanks to a pair of store-bought black masks. Other ways to spook up your pumpkins… Dancing Skelly  Three pumpkins, joined together totem style, form this Halloween character who appears to kick up his heels on the front lawn. Use rebar stakes […]

Fall gardening: 4 drought-busting plant combos for a cooler planet

Not to beat a dead lawn, but as summer temperatures were rising after two winters in a row of very low rainfall, the drought was never far from our minds in the West. So we reduced how often we watered our gardens … and lawn-shaming became a sport. But here’s the rub: Not watering our gardens—and allowing them to die—only heats up the […]

An L.A. lawn: Should it stay or should it go?

You remember the good old days of the lawn, right? Running around barefoot with your friends and pretending the dogs were sharks. Here in Los Angeles, I’m still living those days because this is my lawn, and I’m feeling horribly guilty for having it.

California’s water cutbacks: Good news, but at what price?

So, it’s official: California’s water use dropped by 27 percent in June–the first month of Governor Brown’s mandatory cutbacks during our historic drought. Some cities even exceeded the target. That’s the good news. But there’s bad news for some Californians, hitting them right in the pocketbook!