As California’s drought continues, some homeowners are ditching their thirsty grass lawns in favor of artificial turf. Turf companies
say sales of fake grass—or “frass”—are booming.
Some cities are even paying “cash for grass”: offering homeowners rebates for every square foot of water-guzzling lawn they rip out. But is fake grass really “greener”? Ira sorts through the good and the bad
author and NOW
magazine columnist Adria Vasil.