I'm new to this site and was surprised to read the threads about lawns. Given the issues of our changing climate putting a lot of water and effort into an non-native garden feature -- like a lawn--is surprising! I have a large patio behind my home and a sideyard that I've let re-wild. In front, it's typical desert gardening: a few bushes that flower during the monsoon and rock mulch. I am a Master Gardener and have a website about gardening in a hot dry climate, including pages devoted to replacing lawns. Anyone else replacing their lawn?