Thanks to a record-level drought in the state of California, many residents are opting to do away with their lawn altogether. Whether they opt to replace grass with rocks, sand, or native, desert-friendly plants, it’s a choice that uses less water and keeps residents from living with a constantly brown lawn. However, it’s also a move that has slapped some with an HOA fine, according to the St. Louis Today.
Despite being a drought friendly choice – it’s one that simply isn’t approved by several homeowner’s associations. In fact, with fears that home values will be reduced, many who opt for this tactic have seen fines on a monthly basis. Which leaves those of us in the Midwest region far happier to deal with only slightly parched lawns.