Californians swap out thirsty grass lawns for gardens to cope with state's historic drought

  • by: AMY TAXIN , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 24, 2014 - 12:00 PM

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Rick Blankenship was tired of an insatiable lawn he couldn't keep green, no matter how he watered it, so he decided to tear it out.

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