Added by on 2016-10-01

[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote Southern California is known for its array of perfectly manicured lawns and palm trees. But with an ongoing drought — the worst in more than 500 years — SoCal residents are being urged to cut down on water usage and find alternatives. One expert told “SoCal Connected” reporter Jennifer Sabih that nearly 60 percent of the water bill goes to the upkeep of manicured lawns and the watering landscape in Southern California. In the midst of a drought, some residents have turned to inexpensive lawn alternatives like UC Verde Buffalograss or the California Bentgrass, which uses nearly half the water required by typical lawns. Thinking of bidding farewell to your lawn? As an incentive, the Department of Water and Power is offering homeowners per square foot of grass removed. Those embracing a lawn-free zone include gardens in Mar Vista which are home to drought-resistant succulents and vegetables. Watch and read more here about The Lawn Goodbye: Watch all SoCal Connected videos here: SoCal Connected articles, videos, and more: Like Socal Connected on Facebook: Follow Socal Connected on Twitter: Follow SoCal Connected on Instagram: Follow SoCal Connected on Vine: Follow SoCal Connected on Google+: Follow SoCal Connected on tumblr: Video Rating: / 5


  • Ryin88 4 years ago

    there was so much rain in southern Calif. it flooded. freeways, streets. Theres gotta be a way to more efficiently capture that water…. I mean even now Ive seen city buildings, churches, and schools using the sprinkers when it rains.

  • Harry Gerdes 4 years ago

    great idea's is more natural to and colorfull , L.A. is a desert town so you should use desert plants … and not green lawns , thats for england.

  • archanth 4 years ago

    The succulent garden reminded me of Arizona. Turf grass is a menace to the environment, and not only in drought-prone areas. Children rarely play on lawns as they used to, and lawn mowers gobble up gas while pumping out noise and air pollution.

  • 3089280288 4 years ago

    Time to install Lazy Lawn artificial turf

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