For a Greener Yard, Lose the Lawn

11:39 minutes

Across the Southwest, cities are banning water-thirsty front lawns. Cado Daily of the University of Arizona’s Water Wise Program views that as an opportunity to plant a “rainscape”—a yard with drought-friendly native plants that she says can look as lush as a lawn, and lure wildlife back, too.

Segment Guests

Cado Daily

Cado Daily is the water resources coordinator for the Water Wise Program at the University of Arizona Cochise County Cooperative Extension in Sierra Vista, Arizona.

Meet the Producer

About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher Intagliata is Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.