Have lawns become unethical?.
Nearly 30 years after the journalist called for the end of the lawn, Western states are digging them up in earnest.
Lawn dissidence is now state policy in California, where, new construction will soon be required to limit grass to no more than 25% of outside space. Nonresidential buildings for commercial, industrial, and institutional uses won’t be able to include lawns in their landscaping at all. Similarly, the governor has revoked municipalities’ power to fine residents for letting their lawns go brown. In Southern California alone, $350 million in Metropolitan Water District funds have been earmarked to remove between 150 million and 170 million square feet of lawn in the past year. (July 2015) Blogpost by Willy Blackborn on TakePart.