With the drought here to stay in California we've heard plenty from our water districts about the importance of water conservation. There have been many wonderful efforts to incentivize the public to create water wise yard space. But while intentions are good, their call to let lawns die out may be counter productive to a healthy ecosystem. Andrea Hurd of Pacific Horticulture writes that green is the color of nature and signal of a healthy water cycle. Efforts to conserve water are good, but only if it serves the preservation of this vital cycle. See her suggestions for a conservation plan that takes into the account of the water cycle at the jump!