If you don’t want to give up your turf you can keep it looking good –even if it’s dormant and brown by using a suitable lawn dye.
Michigan State University articles:
North Carolina State article on seeding vs. turf colorant:
Other Turf Colorant Articles and Product Links:
Drought Related Government Links:
Drought and Water Conservation Related Videos:
There are a bunch of things you can do to fine tune your irrigation system that not only save water but help prevent over-watering related diseases and insects -these videos touch on several of these methods.
Greening the Desert revisited - YouTube (Quite Fascinating)
Water Smart Tips - Understanding ET Rates - YouTube (Using ET rates can save you water AND make your landscape healthier)