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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Brown lawn on North Brighton Street in Burbank June 3, 2015

New state law prohibits fines for brown lawns

An ugly brown lawn may be an eyesore to some, but it’s not a finable offense in the state of California. Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1, which protects those brown or golden lawns for now. The legislation “… prohibit a city, county, or city and county from imposing a fine under any ordinance for a failure to water a lawn or having a brown lawn during a period for which the Governor has issued a proclamation of a state of emergency... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Garden Guru Emilio "Elmo" Telles

Garden Guru: Fall lawn care

I have customers coming in saying that it’s time to over-seed their Bermuda and St. Augustine grass while it’s “calendar” wise for them to go dormant (= “go to sleep, and get brownish”). The thing is with us here in the valley having a very short dormant period, I would watch the weather and when it says we will be cooling down soon, that’s when you want to over seed with the Annual rye seed. The annual ry is a cool-season temporary grass that is a cool season grass that... Read More →

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