Learn why turf is the smart choice in areas that have a limited water supply.
Looking for a water-wise grass alternative? You’ve got it! Artificial turf gives you drought-tolerant grass that looks great all year long. Let’s think about just how much goes into maintaining a traditional lawn.
TRADITIONAL LAWN MAINTENANCE
It’s easy to argue that grass is needy. Grass is quite sensitive and requires a tremendous amount of upkeep, especially if you live where drought is common.
Significant Water Use
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that about a third of all public water is used to water grass. Wow! Lawn watering in the east probably won’t be as necessary to keep it alive as it is in the west. This is because of the very different climate. For example, humidity levels are higher in the east thus slowing down the evaporation process. Meanwhile, the west receives much less rainfall resulting in lower humidity levels, resulting in crispier lawns.
Most lawn owners also use pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers to keep weeds and pests under control. But these chemicals come with a cost. Not only are they expensive, they are also dangerous to people, pets, and the environment. Chemicals can get into waterways and in our foo through stormwater runoff. These toxins wash off lawns into storm sewers which flow into streams, creeks, rivers, and water basins.
No matter which approach you take to keeping your lawn looking good, it takes away the most precious resource you have — time. The typical American spends about 70 hours a 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 selecting artificial grass. Here are a few of the reasons to choose drought-resilient artificial turf.
Drought-resistant and water-wise grass landscaping lets you save an tremendous amount of water. It’s especially true in areas where water is limited and metered. According to the EPA, the typical American family will go through 320 gallons of water every day, and about 30% used outdoors. Nationwide, landscape irrigation is estimated to account for nearly 1/3 of all residential water use which totals almost 9 billion gallons per day. With water scarcity becoming more and more prevalent, it’s vital to conserve wherever we can.
With artificial grass, you’ll be able to emphasize an eco-friendly landscape design with no application of weed-killing chemicals, fertilizers, and toxic products to repel pests. This will prevent water pollution and save you money long-term. Plus, you’ll cut your carbon emissions by never needing to use gasoline-powered lawnmowers and trimmers.
Less work, more play. That’s our motto! With artificial grass, you’ll regain so much time that you no longer spend 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 select our HydroChill option, you’ll need to add some water to your lawn, but nowhere near the amount you would have to use keeping natural grass green.
SAY GOODBYE TO DIFFICULT LAWNS
Ready for a drought-proof lawn? Southwest Greens of Atlanta has a solution for you. Every installation is custom designed, and professionally installed, so you won’t ever have to do any of the hard work. Check out our gallery of synthetic lawns for inspiration and contact Southwest Greens of Atlanta today to get started.