Southwestern cities push for water-wise landscaping

08/12/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Financial incentives, regulations and fines have encouraged a shift toward drought-tolerant landscaping in Southwestern cities that are grappling with a dwindling water supply. Cities such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Mesa, Ariz., have offered rebates to residents for removing their lawns and replacing them with drought-tolerant plants. The trend has led Scotts Miracle-Gro to work on grass that needs less water but is still soft and durable against foot traffic.

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