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Valley Drought 2014: Water Saving Items At Fresno Home Show

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Valley homeowners are looking for ways to save water in the third year of the drought. A few items that don't normally get a lot of attention at the Fresno Home and Garden Show are in the spotlight this year.

Buffalo grass can give your backyard a different look and help keep your water bill under control.  Aaron Takao sells the grass at Takao Nursery in Fresno.  "UC Davis created the grass that's pretty much 75 percent less water, no seed heads for allergy sufferers.  It's just another way to have a green lawn without having no lawn."

Takao says the average price for Buffalo grass is 55 cents per square foot.  If you're not in the mood to mow or water your lawn anymore then check out synthetic grass. 

Kelly Worton with Easy Turf says the drought has made sales blossom.  "It's increased the interest in synthetic grass.  Everybody's getting a little more aware that they need to cut back on water use because we may not even have water"  

Lastly Bob Baker with Belmont Nursery tells customers that landscaping doesn't have to be boring just to save water.  "People are looking for water wise options and succulents are pretty hearty proof plants that are easy to propagate.  Yeah they're very popular.

The Fresno Home and Garden Show at the Fresno Fairgrounds continues thru this weekend.

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