Whether you’re considering re-landscaping your yard with water-friendly plants or you simply like looking at beautiful gardens, you may want to check out the 6th annual Lawn to Garden Tour in Long Beach on Saturday, April 1st.
The tour, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will showcase 29 lawn-to-garden landscapes throughout the city. Homeowners or representatives will be available at each home to discuss their experiences during their garden transformations and to answer questions about their gardens.
You can sign up for the Lawn-to-Garden Tour online and receive a list of the homeowners who are participating, along with a map. The homes are in areas across the city, including Belmont Heights, Park Estates, Wrigley, California Heights and North Long Beach.
In addition to the garden tour, there is a L2G Festival at Long Beach Water, 1800 E. Wardlow Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be games, food trucks, water-saving tips, live music and a succulent giveaway. A ribbon cutting for the city’s newly revamped demonstration garden will happen at 9:30 a.m.
The lawn-to-garden program in Long Beach is a turf replacement program that provides homeowners with rebates up to $3750 for replacing grass with water-friendly landscaping. The website has a lot of information to help homeowners, including free designs and ideas, plant lists, money saving tips, and a list of all the homes that have participated in the program, allowing you to see before and after photos, along with plant lists and design plans. The city also offers free classes at the Long Beach Water Department. Upcoming classes include: Creating Your New Landscape, Drip Irrigation Design and Build, and Design By Your Home Style.