‘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.

Governor Suggests Possible Water Restrictions for California

Mandatory water restrictions soon may be in the future for all of California. The governor threatened the mandates if we don’t use less water on our own.

“This year, 2022, it was historically dry,” says Efren Lopez with The San Diego County Water Authority. “It was hot so you see that uptick in water use.”