Find out why turf is the smart choice in areas that have a limited water supply.
Considering a water-wise grass alternative? You’ve found it! Synthetic turf can give you drought-tolerant grass that continues to look amazing year round. Let’s consider just how much necessary in maintaining a natural lawn.
TRADITIONAL LAWN MAINTENANCE
It can be argued that one of the neediest plants is grass. Grass is quite sensitive and requires a tremendous amount of upkeep, especially in drought-prone areas.
Significant Water Use
The EPA estimates that about a third of all public water is used to water grass. Wow! Lawn watering in the east may not be as necessary to keep it alive as it is in the west. That is because of the very different climate. Humidity levels are usually higher in the east which slows down the evaporation process. Meanwhile, the west receives much less rainfall yielding lower humidity and crispier lawns.
Lawn owners also use ferfilizers, pesticides, and herbicides to keep weeds and bugs from getting out of hand. But these chemicals come with a cost. Not only are they expensive, they are also harmful to people, pets, and the environment. Chemicals can seep into waterways and in our foo supply through stormwater runoff. These poisons wash off lawns into storm sewers and eventually flow into streams, creeks, rivers, and water basins.
No matter how you keep your lawn manicured, it requires the most precious resource you have — time. The average American spends about 70 hours per 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 by choosing artificial grass. Here are a few of the reasons why you should choose drought-resilient artificial turf.
Drought-resistant and water-wise grass landscaping saves an huge amount of water. This is especially true in areas where water is limited and metered. The EPA states the typical American family uses 320 gallons of water every day, with about 30% used outdoors. Across the country, landscape irrigation is believed to account for almost 1/3 of all residential water use which totals about 9 billion gallons each day. With water scarcity becoming a bigger and bigger problem, it is vital to conserve everywhere we can.
With artificial grass, you can emphasize an eco-friendly landscape design with no weed-killing chemicals, fertilizers, or poisonous products to prevent pests. This helps prevent water pollution and save you money in the long run. Plus, you will reduce your carbon emissions by eliminating the need 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 projects, clearing leaves and pet debris only requires a leaf blower and a water hose. If you opt for our HydroChill option, you’ll need to add some water to your lawn, but hardly 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 Western Canada has an answer for you. Every project is custom designed, and professionally installed, so you’ll never need to do any of the heavy lifting. Check out our gallery of synthetic lawns for inspiration and contact Southwest Greens of Western Canada today to get started.