Cash for grass – public programs to eliminate thirsty lawns

Fully sheet mulched former lawn

Reading Time: 5 minutes In California, we love our lawns. But now we’re learning that these green carpets are not only expensive to maintain, but also use a lot of water — up to 40 percent of all residential water use in the state each year! In a state that is increasingly concerned about the environment, more Californians are putting down the lawn mowers, digging up their grass and replacing it with drought-friendly rocks and plants.