Extreme drought has brought a series of new water restrictions to the West, set to impact the region in the coming months. Water used for landscaping makes up about 70–80% of urban water use in Southern California, and drought conditions are not expected to ease. Communities need to find ways to adapt to the crisis.
A nice lawn requires time, money, and plenty of water—not to mention pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers. During a historic drought, many community associations are pulling up grass and installing more sustainable landscaping.