Discover why turf is the right choice in areas with limited water supply.
Considering a water-wise grass alternative? You’ve got it! Artificial turf gives you drought-tolerant grass that looks great all year long. Now, let’s find out just how much is involved with maintaining a natural lawn.
TRADITIONAL LAWN MAINTENANCE
It’s easy to see that one of the neediest plants is grass. 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 watering grass accounts for about one third of all public water usage. That’s a lot of water! Watering a lawn in the east, is likely not as vital as in the west to keep the grass alive. This is because of differences in climate. Humidity levels are usually higher in the east which slows down the evaporation process. Meanwhile, the western region of the US receives much less rainfall yielding lower humidity levels and crispier lawns.
A majority of lawn owners also use herbicides, fertilizers, and pesticides to keep bugs and weeds under control. But these toxins carry a heavy burden. Not only are they expensive, but they are harmful to people, pets, and the environment. Toxins can get into waterways and end up in our foo supply through stormwater runoff. These chemicals wash off lawns into storm sewers which flow into streams, creeks, rivers, and water basins.
No matter how you keep your lawn manicured, it takes away 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 USE ARTIFICIAL TURF
Get used to water-efficient landscaping and sustainable lawns by choosing artificial grass. Here are just a few reasons to switch to drought-resilient artificial turf.
Drought-resistant and water-wise grass landscaping helps save an immense amount of water. This is particularly true in areas where water is limited and metered. The EPA states the average American family will go through 320 gallons of water a day, with 30% devoted to outdoor uses. Across the country, landscape irrigation is accounts for approximately 1/3 of all residential water use which totals almost 9 billion gallons/day. With water scarcity becoming a bigger and bigger problem, it is crucial that we conserve everywhere we can.
With artificial grass, you will be able to feature an eco-friendly landscape design that doesn’t require any weed-killing chemicals, fertilizers, and toxic products to prevent pests. This prevents water pollution and you will save money over time. As a bonus, you’ll lower your carbon emissions by no longer needing to operate gasoline-powered lawnmowers and trimmers.
Our motto is less work and more play! By choosing artificial grass, you will gain so much time back that you no longer spend 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 as much as you’d have to use keeping natural grass green.
SAY GOODBYE TO DIFFICULT LAWNS
Are you ready to enjoy a drought-proof lawn? Southwest Greens Charlotte has an answer for you. All of our projects are custom designed, and professionally installed, so you’ll never need to do any of the heavy lifting. Visit our gallery of synthetic lawns for inspiration and contact Southwest Greens Charlotte today to get started.