To save water, new Calif homes will have less lawn

LA Times: The sprawling suburban lawn - a symbol of the good life in postwar California - moved a step closer Wednesday to being consigned to the history books. The California Water Commission, responding to a fourth year of drought, approved sharp new limits on the amount of water that can be used on landscapes surrounding newly constructed buildings, such as houses, businesses and schools. The revised ordinance will limit grass to about 25% of a home's combined front, back and side yards in all new......

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