One of the biggest advantages to installing an artificial lawn is the water savings. In the desert Southwest, where extreme heat and drought are common, saving water is of utmost importance. Scientists have reported that reservoir levels are dropping as cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas continue to expand. Right now, much of Arizona is experiencing some level of drought. The Southwest drought has become so severe that even native plants like sagebrush are dying off.
Americans use a lot of water. On average 50 – 70% of all household water is used outdoors and most of that is used for maintaining landscaping and lawns. So each and every day, 7.8 billion gallons of water go toward outdoor uses. According to the United Nation’s World Water Development Report, over the next 20 years the quantity of water available to everyone will decrease by thirty percent. And experts predict even more trouble ahead thanks to the world’s growing population, increased contamination through pollution, and global warming.
Removing a real lawn and replacing it with an artificial lawn has a tremendous impact on water usage; reducing residential water use by up to seventy percent. In Arizona, synthetic lawns help us conserve our already dangerously low water reserves. An artificial lawn requires absolutely no water, nor does it need maintenance or chemicals of any kind. And remember, when you lower your water bill, you also save money.
If you’re interested in conserving water and saving money, a synthetic lawn is an excellent choice.