drought tolerant lawn or lawn replacement:
My lawn is in need of replacing. I live in a drought area and don't want to use up dwindling resources to maintain a traditional lawn. Do you have any suggestions for either drought tolerant grass or a replacement material that can be walked on, doesn't need frequent watering or mowing? Thanks much.
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Buffalograss has become a relatively popular low-water use lawn grass. Seed or sod may be available.

There are also many drought-tolerant groundcovers that withstand some foot traffic. Various thymes, woolly yarrow, sedum, dianthus, and creeping veronicas are possibilities. The current issue of Landscape Solutions has an article on no-mow groundcover substitutes for lawns. Check it out on newsstands.

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