Rockaway Beach Sand for Sale on eBay
Donald Trump's Military Record

Kiss Your Lawn Goodbye: Switch to Native Plants

What do you plant when the grass is gone? You removed the grass. Or it died and you want to remove it. You want to go native -- everyone's doing it. And it's good for the birds and bees. But how? Here's a handy online tool to help you grow wildflowers and find drought-tolerant plants that birds and bees love!

Plant Finder

Before you say, hey, wait a minute, I'm in Pacifica or Half Moon Bay, not San Francisco. Check it out. We've got similar habitats here on the Coastside. This tool will help you pick plants, find places to buy those plants, and get help if you need even more information on how to make your yard drought-resistant and pollinator-friendly. Then watch the birds and bees enjoying your new yard!


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Ditched my lawn years ago. Now no lawnmower (saving time and storage space) and hardly any watering. The water district once asked after seeing my bill if I had been on vacation.
Coffee berry, coyote bush, and manzanita (local variety) are inexpensive natives that spread out nicely and offer food/habitat for wildlife (birds, not rats). A durable tree (or bush, depending on how you trim it) that pollinators like is ceanothus ("California lilac").
You might need to go to a nursery, not Home Depot, to find these.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)