After decades of dedication to their manicured lawns, Californians are finally giving them up amid a worsening drought that’s prompted stringent new water restrictions. In other words, the California dream of a single-family home surrounded by lush grass is maybe, probably, finally dead. And that’s elicited a host of complicated feelings. To some, lawns remain a beloved symbol of economic success and domestic stability — and ripping them out feels almost sacrilegious. To others, they’re a dangerous form of blight in a period of extreme water scarcity.
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