Greener grass with less water? New batch of water-saving grasses showing great promise

During the winter, when most warm weather grasses go dormant, these hold most of their color.
By Phillip Palmer | ABC7 (KABC) |

ABC7 - "We're using the wrong grasses so people equate their lawn as just being wasteful, just takes too much water, well it's really the wrong kind of grass being used," said Jim Baird, the director of UC Riverside's Turfgrass & Extension program.

UC Riverside has bred grass to better adapt to California's climate for decades, but Baird's team has hit on a new strain that might be the best yet.



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