Xeriscaping: Now time for HOAs to embrace

Xeriscaping is landscaping and gardening that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water from irrigation. It is promoted in regions that do not have easily accessible, plentiful, or reliable supplies of fresh water, and is gaining acceptance in other areas as access to water becomes more limited. Xeriscaping may be an alternative to various types of traditional gardening.

Given the severity of the prolonged California drought, the Golden State may well become the test tube for widespread xeriscaping and common interest developments or HOAs may do well to embrace the concept now rather than later.  But the prospect of enlightened minds on the topic do not bode well when you read the following story: HOA forces homeowner to rip out xeriscaping