Learn why turf is the smart choice in areas with limited water supply.
Considering a water-wise grass alternative? You’ve got it! Artificial turf can give you drought-tolerant grass that continues to look amazing all year long. So, let us think about everything that necessary in maintaining a traditional lawn.
TRADITIONAL LAWN MAINTENANCE
It can be argued that grass is needy. Grass is very sensitive and requires tons upkeep, especially if you live in drought-prone areas.
Significant Water Use
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that about one third of all public water usage goes to watering grass. That’s a lot of water! Watering a lawn in the east, may not be as necessary as in the west to keep the grass alive. That is because of the very different climate. One reason is humidity levels tend to be higher in the east and slow down evaporation. Meanwhile, the western region of the US receives significantly less rainfall resulting in lower humidity levels and crispier lawns.
Lawn owners also use ferfilizers, pesticides, and herbicides to keep bugs and weeds under control. But these toxins carry a heavy burden. Not only are they expensive, but they are dangerous to people, pets, and the environment. The toxins can seep into waterways and even in our foo sources through rainwater runoff. All of these toxins wash off lawns into storm sewers ending up in streams, creeks, rivers, and water basins.
No matter which approach you take to keeping your lawn trimmed, it uses the most precious resource you have — time. The typical American 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 by choosing artificial grass. Here are just a few reasons why you should install drought-resilient artificial turf.
Drought-resistant and water-wise grass landscaping saves an huge amount of water. It’s even more true for metered water areas where water is limited. According to the EPA, the typical American family uses 320 gallons of water a day, with about 30% dedicated to outdoor uses. Across the country, landscape irrigation is accounts for nearly 1/3 of all residential water use, totaling about 9 billion gallons/day. With water scarcity becoming a bigger and bigger issue, it’s vital to conserve wherever we can.
With artificial grass, you can highlight an eco-friendly landscape design with no weed-killing chemicals, fertilizers, and poisonous products to address pests. This prevents water pollution and you’ll save money in the long run. Plus, you will lower your carbon emissions by eliminating the need to run gasoline-powered lawnmowers or trimmers.
Less work, more play. That’s our motto! With artificial grass, you will regain so much time that you used to spend by maintaining your lawn. For most artificial grass applications, using a leaf blower and water hose to clear leaves and pet debris is enough to clean the surface . If you select the HydroChill option, you’ll sometimes have to add water to your lawn, but nowhere near the amount you would have to for keeping natural grass green.
SAY GOODBYE TO DIFFICULT LAWNS
Ready for a drought-proof lawn? Southwest Greens of Asheville has a solution 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 Asheville today to get started.