Find out why turf is the right choice in areas that have a limited water supply.
Looking for a water-wise grass alternative? Look no further! Artificial turf gives you drought-tolerant grass that stays green all year. Let’s find out everything that necessary in maintaining a natural lawn.
TRADITIONAL LAWN MAINTENANCE
It’s easy to argue that grass is needy. Grass is quite sensitive and requires tons upkeep, especially if you live in areas prone to drought.
Significant Water Use
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that about a third of all public water is used to water grass. That’s a lot of water! Lawn watering in the east may not be as important to keep it alive as it is in the west. That’s because of the very different climate. One reason is humidity levels tend to be higher in the east thus slowing down evaporation. Meanwhile, the west receives significantly less rainfall resulting in lower relative humidity and crispier lawns.
Most lawn owners also use ferfilizers, pesticides, and herbicides to keep weeds and bugs from getting out of hand. But these poisons come with a cost. Not only are they expensive, but they are dangerous to people, pets, and the environment. The chemicals can seep into waterways and in our foo supply through rainwater runoff. These poisons 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 requires the most precious resource we have — time. The typical American homeowner spends about 70 hours a 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 by using artificial grass. Here are just a few reasons why you should switch to drought-resilient artificial turf.
Drought-resistant and water-wise grass landscaping saves an immense amount of water. It’s particularly true for metered water areas where water is limited. According to the Environmental Protection Agency the average American family uses 320 gallons of water per day, with about 30% dedicated to outdoor uses. Coast to coast, landscape irrigation is accounts for nearly a third of all residential water use, totaling about 9 billion gallons a day. With water scarcity becoming more and more prevalent, it’s paramount we conserve where we can.
With artificial grass, you can highlight an eco-friendly landscape design that doesn’t require any weed-killing chemicals, fertilizers, or poisonous products to prevent pests. This prevents water pollution and you’ll save money in the long run. Plus, you will cut your carbon emissions by eliminating the need to operate gasoline-powered lawn mowers and trimmers.
Our motto is less work, more play! With artificial grass, you will gain so much time back 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 opt for the HydroChill option, you will sometimes add water to your lawn, but not nearly 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 Ontario has an answer for you. Every project is custom designed, and installed by professionals, so you will never have to do any of the hard work. Check out our gallery of synthetic lawns for inspiration and contact Southwest Greens Ontario today to get started.