Summer Water Conservation with Synthetic Grass
There’s no more expensive time of year than summer: from soaring electric bills due to increased A/C use to higher water bills due to landscaping needs. Paying for summer activities, summer day care, higher utility bills, and more can all really add up by the time the summer comes to an end. One easy way to cut costs and do you part to help the environment is to conserve water during the summer (and year-round). Artificial grass landscaping has become extremely popular throughout Sacramento due to its evergreen beauty and its low-maintenance, drought-resistant nature.
Artificial grass is great for homes that want to be eco-conscious and save money. During the height of summer, natural grass needs to be watered daily, if not twice a day, in order to stay lush and green. Artificial grass, however, never needs to be watered in order to preserve its color. Manufactured with UV inhibitors, the polyethylene turf blades are resistant to sun fading and never turn brown due to weather, a lack of watering, or any other lack of maintenance. You can keep a lush, vibrant green lawn all year long with minimal maintenance and minimal water usage.
But how much water can you actually save with artificial grass? At a typical residence with about 750 square feet of synthetic grass, homeowners conserve approximately 22,000 gallons of water per year. That translates to hundreds of dollars of savings on water bills and a quick return on investment. Nationwide, synthetic grass sports fields alone conserved more than 3 billion gallons of water in a single year in 2010. Imagine how much that figure that grown in the last 10 years given the rapid rise in popularity of synthetic grass for commercial and residential use. When you switch to artificial grass for your property, you’re not only saving yourself hundreds of dollars a year, but you’re also doing your part in making a large environmental impact and conserving billions of gallons of water every year.
When you do need to use water on your lawn, it comes equipped with an ultra-efficient drainage system that makes your water usage more efficient. Synthetic grass may need to be rinsed down with a hose from time to time in order to clear away debris or pet waste. When this happens, you can use minimal water to thoroughly clean your lawn, and no water will pool on the surface of the blades. All of our synthetic grass products are installed with an ultra-efficient drainage system underneath the turf. This system can drain more than 30 inches of water per hour per square yard, and it’s all flushed away from your property and into storm drains with unparalleled efficiency. The lack of maintenance needs also means that you can eliminate the use of lawn mowers, fertilizers, and other toxic byproducts that contaminate your local water supply. Artificial grass not only conserves water, but it also helps to keep that water clean as it re-enters your local ecosystem.
If you want to conserve water year-round and keep those sky-high summer costs down, make the switch to artificial grass for your Sacramento home today. Synthetic Grass Warehouse Sacramento offers market-leading artificial turf products in dozens of varieties that are guaranteed to suit every household’s need. We even offer an unparalleled 15-year warranty on all of our landscape turf products, so you can have even more peace of mind. To find out more about our products or to receive free product samples, give us a call today at (916) 797-0682. We would be more than happy to help you achieve the perfect installation in whatever ways we can.