Find out why turf is the right choice in areas that have a limited water supply.
Considering a water-wise grass alternative? You’ve got it! Synthetic turf gives you drought-tolerant grass that stays green all year long. Now, let’s learn everything that goes into maintaining a traditional lawn.
TRADITIONAL LAWN MAINTENANCE
It can be argued that one of the neediest plants is grass. Grass is very sensitive and requires tons upkeep, especially if you live in areas prone to drought.
Significant Water Use
The EPA estimates that watering grass accounts for about one third of all public water usage. That’s a lot! Lawn watering in the east is likely not as important to keep it alive as it is in the west. This is because of differences in climate. For example, humidity levels are higher in the east and slow down the evaporation process. Meanwhile, the west receives far less rainfall resulting in lower humidity levels and crispier lawns.
Many lawn owners also use ferfilizers, pesticides, and herbicides to keep weeds and bugs under control. But these toxins carry a heavy burden. 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 sources through stormwater runoff. These chemicals wash off lawns into storm sewers ending up in 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 American spends about 70 hours per 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 with artificial grass. Here are some reasons why you should switch to drought-resilient artificial turf.
Drought-resistant and water-wise grass landscaping will help you save an huge amount of water. It’s 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 each day, and about 30% dedicated to outdoor uses. Across the country, landscape irrigation is believed to account for approximately a third of all residential water use which adds up to almost 9 billion gallons every day. With water scarcity becoming a bigger and bigger problem, it’s crucial that we conserve wherever we can.
With artificial grass, you can highlight an eco-friendly landscape design with no weed-killing chemicals, fertilizers, or poisonous products to take care of pests. This will prevent water pollution and you’ll save money long-term. Even better, you will cut your carbon emissions by eliminating the need to run gas-powered lawnmowers and trimmers.
Our motto is less work and more play! By choosing artificial grass, you will have so much time back that you used to spend by maintaining your lawn. For most artificial grass applications, a leaf blower and water hose is enough to clean the surface . If you opt for our HydroChill option, you will need to add some water to your lawn, but not nearly as much as you’d need to keep natural grass green.
SAY GOODBYE TO DIFFICULT LAWNS
Are you ready to enjoy a drought-proof lawn? Southwest Greens of Houston has an answer for you. Every project is custom designed, and installed by professionals, so you’ll never need to do any of the heavy lifting. Visit our gallery of synthetic lawns for inspiration and contact Southwest Greens of Houston today to get started.