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How Much Money is Wasted on LA Lawns?

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The Cost of LA Lawns

2015 - 2016 California hit a drought that had police writing tickets for homeowners watering the lawn on the wrong days. With the costs of water speeding to climb, the crisis became apocalyptic when the conversation surrounding hurricane La NiƱa was really -

Does this mean more water?

Or less?

California has a complicated relationship with water. It’s a thorn.

Lawn Watering Usage Los Angeles 2017


In Los Angeles, lawn swallows 70% of the average home’s water usage. A duo of poor irrigation and  irresponsible watering schedules contribute, but the largest issue is still -

the lawn.

1 sq.ft. of lawn requires 1” of water per week in order to get a 3” penetration down to the roots. The average lawn in Los Angeles is 7,000 sq.ft. which means it takes 4,361 gallons to water per week to water the lawn.

Lawn Watering Costs in Los Angeles 2017


At 7,000 square feet the average cost per 1,000 gallons is $6.26, which leaves the weight of 4,361 per week at $27.30.

Per month that’s $109.2 dollars. Per year, that’s $1,310.4.

Drought Landscaping Los Angeles


It’s not so much as the cost. A green lawn is an appealing asset to own. For many homeowners however, there are better things to improve, better things to make use of than a tradition.

Many homeowners are saying ‘no,’ to being complicit in the unreasonable costs of water - which is why drought landscaping has become a movement.

Drought landscaping uses statistically 1% of the water that grass absorbs. Once the roots set in, natural rainfall - yes even in LA - sustains the garden.

Novel Remodeling is a general contractor in Los Angeles who handles every project with severe care. The quality and longevity of any given project is determined by the hands that set it.

Contact us to remove the weight of the water bill.

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