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Texas Homeowners Now Allowed Drought-Resistant Lawns

The Texas Legislature has guaranteed the right of landowners to install drought-resistant landscaping. The Senate passed a bill Monday denying homeowners' associations the power to ban landscaping designs intended to save water.

A xeriscaped garden in Austin, TX

The Texas Legislature has guaranteed the right of landowners to install drought-resistant landscaping. The Senate passed a bill Monday denying homeowners' associations the power to ban landscaping designs intended to save water. The bill now goes to Gov. Rick Perry for his signature. Democratic Sen. Kirk Watson authored the bill that still allows associations to review new landscaping plans. But the Austin lawmaker said that after the 2011 drought, homeowners should be allowed to install landscapes that can survive on very little water. — The Associated Press

 

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