Action Item 2.1.4.6: Lawn replacement

Identify and encourage the replacement of all or part of home lawns with low-maintenance perennials or gardens. This action step should begin in the short term and continue through the long term.1
  • 1. Advocate for removing any home-owner association restrictions against replacing lawns with other vegetation that needs little or no irrigation and chemical applications, and provide public education on home landscaping options that use less water and avoid or reduce fertilizer and pesticide/herbicide applications.
Timing: 
Ongoing (existing actions or efforts to be continued and expanded)
Influence?: 
Yes
Ripe?: 
Yes
Primary Inventory Element: 
Sustainability
Other Inventory Elements: 
Facilities
Lead Owner: 
Acton Water District<i> </i>
Other Owners: 
Conservation Commission
Water Resources Advisory Committee