Funk, Ossola offer landscape tips amid drought on ABC10
- Plant drought-tolerant, native plants to save water and money
- For long-term cooling help, plant trees
Save money with native plants and trees, researchers suggest
Jennifer Funk and Alessandro Ossola appeared on ABC10 News in Sacramento to offer tips for conserving water, as Gov. Gavin Newsom warns Californians to either cut back on water use or face mandatory restrictions amid the West's second year of this latest drought.
Traditional residential landscaping, including lawns, uses a “significant” amount of water. Californians can cut back by planting native species such as golden poppies and valley oaks, the Department of Plant Sciences faculty members suggested.
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