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In defense of the lawn: Californians prepare to ditch or double-down on green lawns




Thomas Gibson stands next to the garden he designed in the City Hall Lawn park. The park is now home to many plants that are native to California.
Thomas Gibson stands next to the garden he designed in the City Hall Lawn park. The park is now home to many plants that are native to California.
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For many people, a lush green lawn is a point of pride.

It takes time, dedication, and lots of water to keep it thriving throughout the year.

Is the lawn here to stay or is it a thing of the past, as more of the west faces extreme drought?