Find out why turf is the right choice in areas with limited water supply.
Interested in a water-wise grass alternative? Look no further! Artificial turf will give you drought-tolerant grass that looks good all year long. Now, let’s first consider just how much necessary in maintaining a traditional lawn.
TRADITIONAL LAWN MAINTENANCE
It’s easy to see that one of the neediest plants is grass. Grass is rather sensitive and needs a lot of upkeep, especially 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 probably won’t be as necessary to keep it alive as it is in the west. That is because of differences in climate. For example, humidity levels are higher in the east and slow down evaporation. Meanwhile, the west receives far less rainfall yielding lower humidity levels, leading to crispier lawns.
Lawn owners also use herbicides, fertilizers, and pesticides to keep bugs and weeds from ruining their lawn. But these chemicals come with heavy consequences. They are not only expensive, but they are harmful to people, pets, and the environment. The chemicals can get into waterways and even in our foo through stormwater runoff. All of these toxins wash off lawns into storm sewers ending up in streams, creeks, rivers, and water basins.
No matter what method you use to keep your lawn trimmed, it requires the most precious resource you have — time. The average American homeowner spends about 70 hours a 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 with artificial grass. Here are a few of the reasons to install drought-resilient artificial turf.
Drought-resistant and water-wise grass landscaping lets you save an immense amount of water. It is notably true for limited water areas where the water ismetered. According to the Environmental Protection Agency the average American family uses 320 gallons of water per day, and about 30% dedicated to outdoor uses. Coast to coast, landscape irrigation is believed to account for approximately one-third of all residential water use, totaling almost 9 billion gallons per day. With water scarcity becoming a bigger and bigger issue, it’s critical to conserve everywhere we can.
With artificial grass, you can feature an eco-friendly landscape design with no application of weed-killing chemicals, fertilizers, and toxic products to prevent pests. This will prevent water pollution and you’ll save money long-term. Plus, you’ll cut your carbon emissions by no longer needing to operate gasoline-powered lawn mowers or trimmers.
Our motto is less work, more play! With artificial grass, you will regain so much time that used to go into maintaining your lawn. For most artificial grass projects, clearing leaves and pet debris only requires a leaf blower and a water hose. If you select the HydroChill option, you’ll need to add some water to your lawn, but hardly as much as you would 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 Austin has an answer for you. Every installation is custom designed, and installed by professionals, 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 Austin today to get started.