"It's really bad when you walk across your lawn and you hear it break, you hear it crunch," said Billy Klinge.
"Our grass kind of got ugly and dry looking, and it makes your house not look pretty," said Wendy Wiggins.
Since April 1st, people have only been able to water once a week, so the grass wasn't always greener in Lubbock yards. With Lake Alan Henry pipeline not ready until now, the City of Lubbock asked people to conserve water.
"We had to go to stage two, which was one step further in our conservation efforts to make it through the gap until Lake Alan Henry came online," said Aubrey Spear, Director of Water Utilities in Lubbock. "The people are trying, they know they've made an effort, they know there was a need, and they've cooperated."
Monday stage one begins, and while there are still restrictions, you can now water your lawn two days a week instead of just one. Klinge hopes the extra water brings longer grass, and for him, more yard work.
"I'm excited about mowing again, I miss mowing," said Klinge.
Others are looking forward to what these new restrictions mean for their kids, pets, and even wallets..
"We have a swimming pool, so it was kind of difficult, we couldn't fill it up," said Wendy Wiggins. "And so it was more money to go back and forth to the pool and an inconvenience on me."
"We have a bigger dog and we can wash our dog outside instead of inside in the bath tub," said Marsha Pinkert, who owns a bull mastiff.
Klinge added that the water restrictions made him think each time he went to reach for the faucet.
"You take it for granted, you really take it for granted, that you can just go do whatever you want to, you know," Klinge said.
Information on stage one restrictions can be found here.