Learn why turf is the smart choice in areas that have a limited water supply.
Interested in a water-wise grass alternative? You’ve found it! Synthetic turf gives you drought-tolerant grass that looks good all year. Let’s consider just how much is involved with maintaining a regular lawn.
TRADITIONAL LAWN MAINTENANCE
It’s easy to see that grass is needy. Grass is rather sensitive and needs a lot of upkeep, especially if you live in drought-prone areas.
Significant Water Use
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that watering grass accounts for about one third of all public water usage. That’s a lot of water! Watering a lawn in the east, won’t be as vital as in the west to keep it alive. That’s because of differences in climate. For example, humidity levels are usually higher in the east and slow down water evaporating. Meanwhile, the western region of the US receives far less rainfall resulting in lower humidity levels, leading to crispier lawns.
A majority of lawn owners also use herbicides, fertilizers, and pesticides to keep weeds and bugs 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. The chemicals can leech into waterways and end up in our foo supply through rainwater runoff. These chemicals 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 trimmed, it uses 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 CHOOSE ARTIFICIAL TURF
Get used to water-efficient landscaping and sustainable lawns by using artificial grass. Here are just a few reasons why you should choose drought-resilient artificial turf.
Drought-resistant and water-wise grass landscaping lets you save an tremendous amount of water. It is even more true for metered water areas where water is limited. According to the Environmental Protection Agency the typical American family will use 320 gallons of water every day, with 30% used outdoors. Across the country, landscape irrigation is believed to account for approximately a third of all residential water use, totaling nearly 9 billion gallons per day. With water scarcity becoming a bigger and bigger problem, it is crucial that we conserve everywhere possible.
With artificial grass, you’ll be able to emphasize an eco-friendly landscape design where you won’t need to applyrequiring no weed-killing chemicals, fertilizers, and toxic products to repel pests. This prevents water pollution and save you money in the long run. Even better, you’ll cut your carbon emissions by never needing to run gas-powered lawnmowers and trimmers.
Less work, more play. That’s our motto! By choosing 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 the HydroChill option, you will need to add some water to your lawn, but not nearly the quantity you’d have to use to keep natural grass green.
SAY GOODBYE TO DIFFICULT LAWNS
Are you ready to have a drought-proof lawn? Southwest Greens of Tucson has an answer for you. Every installation is custom designed, and professionally installed, so you will never need to do any of the hard work. Visit our gallery of synthetic lawns for inspiration and contact Southwest Greens of Tucson today to get started.