Discover why turf is the right choice in areas that have a limited water supply.
Considering a water-wise grass alternative? Look no further! Synthetic turf gives you drought-tolerant grass that looks great year round. Now, let’s consider everything that is involved with maintaining a regular lawn.
TRADITIONAL LAWN MAINTENANCE
It’s easy to argue that grass is one of the neediest plants. Grass is incredibly sensitive and requires a tremendous amount of upkeep, especially if you live in drought-prone areas.
Significant Water Use
The EPA estimates that about a third of all public water is used to water grass. That’s a lot! Watering a lawn in the east, won’t be as necessary as in the west to keep the grass alive. This is because of the very different climate. For example, humidity levels tend to be higher in the east thus slowing down water evaporating. Meanwhile, the western region of North America receives much less rainfall yielding lower humidity levels, resulting in crispier lawns.
Most lawn owners also use herbicides, fertilizers, and pesticides to keep weeds and bugs at bay. But these chemicals come with heavy consequences. They are not only expensive, they are also dangerous to people, pets, and the environment. The toxins can leech into waterways and even in our foo supply through stormwater runoff. These toxins wash off lawns into storm sewers which flow into streams, creeks, rivers, and water basins.
No matter how you keep your lawn trimmed, it uses the most precious resource we have — time. The average homeowner spends about 70 hours a year on lawn and garden care, according to the American Time Use Survey.
WHY SHOULD YOU USE ARTIFICIAL TURF
Welcome water-efficient landscaping and sustainable lawns by selecting artificial grass. Here are a few of the reasons to choose drought-resilient artificial turf.
Drought-resistant and water-wise grass landscaping helps save an huge amount of water. It is notably true for metered water areas where water is limited. According to the Environmental Protection Agency the average American family will go through 320 gallons of water every day, with about 30% dedicated to outdoor uses. Coast to coast, landscape irrigation is believed to account for almost 1/3 of all residential water use which totals about 9 billion gallons per day. With water scarcity becoming a bigger and bigger problem, it is paramount we conserve everywhere possible.
With artificial grass, you’ll be able to highlight an eco-friendly landscape design where you won’t need to applyrequiring no weed-killing chemicals, fertilizers, and poisonous products to take care of pests. This prevents water pollution and save you money in the long run. Plus, you’ll reduce your carbon emissions by no longer needing to run gas-powered lawnmowers and trimmers.
Our motto is less work and more play! When you install artificial grass, you will have so much time back that used to go into maintaining your lawn. For most artificial grass projects, 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 will sometimes add water to your lawn, but nowhere near as much as you’d need to keep natural grass green.
SAY GOODBYE TO DIFFICULT LAWNS
Are you ready to have a drought-proof lawn? Southwest Greens of Connecticut has a answer for you. All of our projects are custom designed, and professionally installed, so you won’t ever have to do any of the heavy lifting. Visit our gallery of synthetic lawns for inspiration and contact Southwest Greens of Connecticut today to get started.