Drought in California

WATER-WISE PARKWAY PLANTS

In an effort to save water during the drought, HWPOA formed a committee recently to research alternative landscaping options for neighborhood parkways (the strip of grass/plants between the sidewalk and the street).  The committee has completed their research, and their recommendations can be found here:

Water-Wise Parkway Plants

Please note, it is still important to water the trees on your parkway.  Trees still need water, even in the drought, and can die or become unsafe if not cared for properly.  A tree on Beverly Glen recently fell over as a result of not being properly watered.

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ARTIFICIAL GRASS ALTERNATIVES

We’re all trying to conserve water any way we can. But, should we be replacing our lawns with artificial grass? This question is still being debated, and research by the EPA and others is still being conducted.

Recently, after thorough study, HWPOA recommended drought tolerant alternatives to traditional parkway grass.  The committee of five did not recommend artificial grass for many of the facts listed in the article below.

Is Artificial Grass a Good Choice?

Please do not place gravel, stones, or bark in your parkway. The City of Los Angeles does not allow these materials in parkways as they can spill onto the sidewalk and street, often becoming a hazard to passersby.

Please consider all the alternatives before choosing artificial grass. While it does save water, we may not know for many years what its long-term effects may be on our health and our environment.

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KNOW YOUR WATERING DAYS

Based on the last number of your street address, your watering days are as follows:

ODD: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

EVEN: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays

Run sprinklers 8 minutes maximum per station before 9:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m. only.