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Photos: Lawns: Best warm-season grasses for drought conditions

Jim Baird, turfgrass specialist at UC Riverside, displays grasses he is studying for drought tolerance.
Jim Baird, turfgrass specialist at UC Riverside, displays grasses he is studying for drought tolerance.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Turfgrass experts agree that warm-season types, which need 20% less water than cool-season grasses, are the best bet for California’s drought conditions. Here are some of the best.


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