Drought-resistant artificial grass can’t be prohibited by California homeowners associations under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed Friday, reports The Sacramento Bee.

In an effort to encourage water-saving landscaping, Assembly Bill 349 bars homeowners associations that oversee common-interest developments from forbidding synthetic grass or turf.

Homeowners associations could still make landscaping rules – just not in a way that would ban artificial lawns.

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