Find out why turf makes sense in areas with limited water supply.
Considering a water-wise grass alternative? You’ve got it! Artificial turf gives you drought-tolerant grass that looks good year round. Let’s find out just how much necessary in maintaining an organic lawn.
TRADITIONAL LAWN MAINTENANCE
It can be argued that one of the neediest plants is grass. Grass is very sensitive and requires a tremendous amount of upkeep, especially if you live in drought-prone areas.
Significant Water Use
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that about a third of all public water is used to water grass. That’s a lot! Lawn watering in the east is likely not as necessary to keep it alive as it is in the west. This is because of differences in climate. For example, humidity levels tend to be higher in the east thus slowing down the evaporation process. Meanwhile, the western region of the US receives far less rainfall resulting in lower humidity, leading to crispier lawns.
Lawn owners also use herbicides, fertilizers, and pesticides to keep weeds and bugs at bay. But these poisons come with heavy consequences. They are not only expensive, but they are dangerous to people, pets, and the environment. The toxins can get into waterways and in our foo sources through rainwater runoff. All of these chemicals wash off lawns into storm sewers ending up in streams, creeks, rivers, and water basins.
No matter what method you use to keep your lawn manicured, it takes away the most precious resource we have — time. The typical American homeowner spends about 70 hours per year on lawn and garden care, according to the American Time Use Survey.
WHY USE ARTIFICIAL TURF
Say hello to water-efficient landscaping and sustainable lawns with artificial grass. Here are some reasons to switch to drought-resilient artificial turf.
Drought-resistant and water-wise grass landscaping helps save an huge amount of water. It is especially true for limited water areas where the water ismetered. According to the EPA, the typical American family will go through 320 gallons of water a day, and about 30% used outdoors. Coast to coast, landscape irrigation is accounts for approximately one-third of all residential water use which adds up to almost 9 billion gallons per day. With water scarcity becoming a bigger and bigger issue, it is crucial that we conserve wherever we can.
With artificial grass, you will be able to highlight an eco-friendly landscape design where you won’t need to applyrequiring no weed-killing chemicals, fertilizers, and toxic products to prevent pests. This helps prevent water pollution and you’ll save money long-term. Even better, you’ll reduce your carbon emissions by never needing to run gasoline-powered lawn mowers or trimmers.
Our motto is less work, 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 projects, a leaf blower and water hose is enough to clean the surface . If you choose the HydroChill option, you will sometimes have to add water to your lawn, but hardly the quantity you’d have to use keeping natural grass green.
SAY GOODBYE TO DIFFICULT LAWNS
Are you ready to have a drought-proof lawn? Southwest Greens Vancouver (Second Generation Landscapes) has a solution for you. All of our projects are custom designed, and installed by professionals, so you won’t ever need to do any of the hard work. Check out our gallery of synthetic lawns for inspiration and contact Southwest Greens Vancouver (Second Generation Landscapes) today to get started.