about the author
Veteran sustainable, native and drought-tolerant landscape designer. Born and raised in Los Angeles. Also an organic Permaculture farmer who works in the SF bay & even Canada!
Sheet mulching for drought-tolerant gardens in California...an Ultimate eco-friendly lawn replacement method
Sheet mulching is a quick sustainable method for adding quality to your soil and blocking weed seeds. It is the quintessential method for building topsoil on a budget. You can use all recycled and found materials to smother weeds, improve your soil quality and lock in moisture so you need less water...If you are replacing your lawn with cactus or extremely low-water natives, consider mulching over cardboard with a thick layer of DG (decomposed granite) or gravel. You can seed California poppies into DG.
Love getting out in nature but still get a lil freaked out?? I took my 3-year-old daughter into a...