Find out why turf is the smart choice in areas with limited water supply.
Interested in a water-wise grass alternative? You’ve got it! Synthetic turf gives you drought-tolerant grass that continues to look amazing year round. Let’s think about just how much necessary in maintaining a regular lawn.
TRADITIONAL LAWN MAINTENANCE
It can be argued that one of the neediest plants is grass. Grass is quite sensitive and must have a tremendous amount of upkeep, especially if you live where drought is common.
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! Watering a lawn in the east, is likely not as important as in the west to keep it alive. That is because of the very different climate. Humidity levels tend to be higher in the east which slows down water evaporating. Meanwhile, the west receives a lot less rainfall and has lower humidity and crispier lawns.
A majority of lawn owners also use herbicides, fertilizers, and pesticides to keep bugs and weeds from getting out of hand. But these chemicals come with a cost. They are not only expensive, but they are dangerous to people, pets, and the environment. Chemicals can get into waterways and even in our foo sources through rainwater runoff. These chemicals 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 trimmed, it requires the most precious resource you have — time. The average 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 by choosing artificial grass. Here are just a few reasons why you should switch to drought-resilient artificial turf.
Drought-resistant and water-wise grass landscaping helps save an immense amount of water. It’s notably true for metered water areas where water is limited. According to the Environmental Protection Agency the typical American family will use 320 gallons of water each day, and about 30% dedicated to outdoor uses. Coast to coast, landscape irrigation is believed to account for approximately a third of all residential water use, totaling nearly 9 billion gallons/day. With water scarcity becoming more and more prevalent, it’s vital to conserve everywhere possible.
With artificial grass, you’ll be able to emphasize an eco-friendly landscape design where you won’t need to applyrequiring no weed-killing chemicals, fertilizers, and toxic products to take care of pests. This helps prevent water pollution and save you money long-term. As a bonus, you’ll cut your carbon emissions by never needing to use gas-powered lawn mowers or trimmers.
Our motto is less work, more play! When you install artificial grass, you’ll regain so much time that used to go into maintaining your lawn. For most artificial grass applications, a leaf blower and water hose is enough to clean the surface . If you select our HydroChill option, you’ll sometimes have to add water to your lawn, but nowhere near the amount you’d have to use keeping natural grass green.
SAY GOODBYE TO DIFFICULT LAWNS
Are you ready to have a drought-proof lawn? Southwest Greens of Augusta has a solution for you. All of our projects are custom designed, and installed by professionals, 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 Augusta today to get started.