Discover why turf makes sense in areas that have a limited water supply.
Looking for a water-wise grass alternative? You’ve found it! Artificial turf will give you drought-tolerant grass that continues to look amazing year round. So, let us think about everything that necessary in maintaining a traditional lawn.
TRADITIONAL LAWN MAINTENANCE
It’s easy to see that grass is one of the neediest plants. Grass is quite sensitive and must have a lot of upkeep, especially if you live in areas prone to drought.
Significant Water Use
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that about one third of all public water usage goes to watering grass. Wow! Watering a lawn in the east, is likely not as important as in the west to keep the grass alive. That’s because of the very different climate. One reason is humidity levels are usually higher in the east and slow down evaporation. Meanwhile, the western region of the US receives far less rainfall resulting in lower relative humidity, resulting in crispier lawns.
Many lawn owners also use ferfilizers, pesticides, and herbicides to keep bugs and weeds from ruining their lawn. But these poisons carry a heavy burden. Not only are they expensive, but they are dangerous to people, pets, and the environment. Chemicals can seep into waterways and in our foo through rainwater runoff. These poisons wash off lawns into storm sewers which flow into streams, creeks, rivers, and water basins.
No matter what method you use to keep your lawn manicured, it uses the most precious resource we have — time. The typical American spends about 70 hours a year on lawn and garden care, according to the American Time Use Survey.
WHY USE ARTIFICIAL TURF
Get used to water-efficient landscaping and sustainable lawns with artificial grass. Here are some reasons why you should choose drought-resilient artificial turf.
Drought-resistant and water-wise grass landscaping lets you save an immense amount of water. It’s notably true in areas where water is limited and metered. According to the EPA, the average American family will use 320 gallons of water a day, with 30% devoted to outdoor uses. Across the country, landscape irrigation is estimated to account for almost 1/3 of all residential water use which adds up to nearly 9 billion gallons per day. With water scarcity becoming a bigger and bigger issue, it’s paramount we conserve everywhere we can.
With artificial grass, you can emphasize an eco-friendly landscape design that doesn’t require any weed-killing chemicals, fertilizers, or poisonous products to address pests. This will prevent water pollution and you’ll save money over time. As a bonus, you’ll lower your carbon emissions by no longer needing to use gasoline-powered lawnmowers and trimmers.
Our motto is less work and more play! By choosing artificial grass, you will have so much time back that you used to spend by maintaining your lawn. For most artificial grass applications, a leaf blower and water hose is enough to clean the surface . If you select the HydroChill option, you’ll sometimes have to add water to your lawn, but hardly the amount you would have to use to keep natural grass green.
SAY GOODBYE TO DIFFICULT LAWNS
Are you ready to enjoy a drought-proof lawn? Southwest Greens Northern CA West has an answer for you. Every installation is custom designed, and professionally installed, so you’ll never have to do any of the hard work. Take a look at our gallery of synthetic lawns for inspiration and contact Southwest Greens Northern CA West today to get started.