Find out why turf is the right choice in areas that have a limited water supply.
Looking for a water-wise grass alternative? You’ve found it! Synthetic turf gives you drought-tolerant grass that looks good all year long. Let’s first consider just how much goes into maintaining an organic lawn.
TRADITIONAL LAWN MAINTENANCE
It can be argued that grass is one of the neediest plants. Grass is incredibly sensitive and requires a tremendous amount of upkeep, especially in drought-prone areas.
Significant Water Use
The EPA estimates that about one third of all public water usage goes to watering grass. That’s a lot! Watering a lawn in the east may not be as necessary to keep it alive as it is in the west. That is because of differences in climate. For example, humidity levels are usually higher in the east which slows down evaporation. Meanwhile, the western region of the US receives much less rainfall yielding lower relative humidity, leading to crispier lawns.
A majority of lawn owners also use ferfilizers, pesticides, and herbicides to keep bugs and weeds from getting out of hand. But these poisons come with a cost. They are not only expensive, they also are dangerous to people, pets, and the environment. Chemicals can seep into waterways and end up in our foo sources through stormwater runoff. These chemicals wash off lawns into storm sewers and eventually flow into streams, creeks, rivers, and water basins.
No matter what method you use to keep your lawn trimmed, it requires the most precious resource we have — time. The average American spends about 70 hours per year on lawn and garden care, according to the American Time Use Survey.
WHY SHOULD YOU USE ARTIFICIAL TURF
Get used to water-efficient landscaping and sustainable lawns by choosing artificial grass. Here are just a few reasons to choose drought-resilient artificial turf.
Drought-resistant and water-wise grass landscaping lets you save an huge amount of water. This is especially true in areas where water is limited and metered. According to the Environmental Protection Agency the typical American family uses 320 gallons of water a day, with 30% used outdoors. Nationwide, landscape irrigation is estimated to account for almost a third of all residential water use which adds up to about 9 billion gallons per day. With water scarcity becoming a bigger and bigger problem, it is paramount we conserve everywhere we can.
With artificial grass, you can emphasize an eco-friendly landscape design with no weed-killing chemicals, fertilizers, and harmful products to take care of pests. This cuts down on water pollution and you’ll save money over time. Plus, you’ll reduce your carbon emissions by no longer needing to use gas-powered lawnmowers and trimmers.
Our motto is less work, more play! With artificial grass, you’ll gain so much time back that you used to spend by maintaining your lawn. For most artificial grass applications, using a leaf blower and water hose to clear leaves and pet debris is enough to clean the surface . If you choose our HydroChill option, you’ll sometimes add water to your lawn, but nowhere near the quantity you would have to for keeping natural grass green.
SAY GOODBYE TO DIFFICULT LAWNS
Are you ready to have a drought-proof lawn? Southwest Greens of Fresno has an answer for you. All of our projects are custom designed, and installed by professionals, so you’ll never need to do any of the hard work. Check out our gallery of synthetic lawns for inspiration and contact Southwest Greens of Fresno today to get started.