IdealMow® lawns consume just 20-30 percent of the water needed to sustain turf. They thrive without toxic chemical pesticides and fertilizers. They also produce less waste and need less attention, particularly when left to grow as meadows. These savings add up! Replacing 1000 square feet of turf replaced with an IdealMow lawn can save more than $30,000 in just 10 years. There are four IdealMow lawns in the Authentic Foothill Gardens.
Feathery soft and green when mowed, Yarrow explodes with delightful blooms when left to grow.
Red Fescue: Emerald green red fescue can be found under Sycamore trees in the front of city hall
Festuca idahoensis ‘Tomales Bay,’ another water-saving IdealMow lawn alternative
Common Yarrow: Serves as an IdealMow lawn/meadow, attracts wildlife and enjoys water-filtering rain garden spaces
Carex Pansa: Waves of this bright green native grass fill one of the garden’s two bioswales