As we move forward into 2016, the priority for many property managers in California – conserve water.
Cal State Fullerton is replacing grass with drought-tolerant landscaping in effort to conserve water. The campus revealed an replacing 11 acres of natural grass would cut their water usage by up to 28 percent, which is both great for the state and the university.
“We refer to this as phase one, which is a transitional phase and deals with 11 acres of grass, to take all of that grass and replace it with drought-tolerant landscape,” van der Pol said.
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When we think back on our experience in college, we often think of the time we spent reading, hanging with friends, or even napping on the open grass – it’s just as much a part of the campus as the library and dorms. However, with the ongoing drought and water-crisis, open grass simply isn’t a luxury many states and universities can afford.