Terradaily reports on the feel-good factor of green grass:
The heat is stifling, the soil dry as a bone, and a new law in drought-stricken California restricts the use of sprinklers.
But far from saying farewell to their beloved lawns, some Californians are coping with the drought by… painting them green.
With a simple squeeze of a spray gun, dried-out yellow grass regains its lush green color before the eyes of its proud owners.
It is a kind of make-over which is becoming increasingly common in California, which is now in the fourth year of a historic drought.
Paula Pearson, who lives in Escondido, just north of San Diego, is one of those who has turned off her sprinkler faucet. She took the plunge after Governor Jerry Brown announced unprecedented water-saving measures in April.
Unsurprisingly, her lawn rapidly turned yellow. But she is determined to fight against nature.
“If I wanted yellow I’d have throw rocks down there. Green grass is supposed to be green in my opinion,” said Pearson, her eyes protected by shades from the dazzling midday sun.
“I love it! This is the color of my grass when I water it every day. I absolutely love it. I am thrilled,” she told AFP.