‘The American lawn feels irresponsible’: the LA homes ditching grass for drought-friendly gardens
A lush green lawn has long been a symbol of the perfect American home. But as a prolonged drought reshapes life in California, many residents are rethinking what a beautiful yard should look like. In Los Angeles, which imposed sweeping restrictions on outdoor water use this year, thirsty lawns are out – and California native plants are in. … The choice to conserve may be contagious. Starting this June, more than a thousand southern California residents a month made plans to replace their lawns with more drought-friendly landscapes, according to data from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
- ABC 10 – Sacramento: California Drought - What will it take to bust out of drought?
- The Guardian: For Mormons, a perfect lawn is a godly act. But the drought is catching up with them
- Stockton Record: Stockton residents required to cut water usage by 20%
- ABC 7 – Los Angeles: This technology helps keep grass green while still conserving water
- Coyote Gulch blog: Alfalfaphobia? In which I play the role of Colorado River Tsar–and defend the vilified crop — @Land_Desk
- Santa Monica Daily Press: Water Conservation efforts paying off in Santa Monica