One of the biggest upsides to installing synthetic grass is the water it saves. In desert areas like Arizona, where extreme heat and drought are common, saving water is on everyone’s minds. Experts tell us that reservoir levels are steadily dropping in Phoenix and Las Vegas. In fact, much of Arizona is currently experiencing some level of drought.
Replacing a real lawn with an artificial lawn has an enormous 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. Synthetic grass saves so much water it significantly reduces most customer’s water bills.
Let’s face it, we Americans use a lot of water. And 50 – 70% of all household water is used outdoors -most of it for landscaping and lawns. So every day, 7.8 billion gallons of water go toward outdoor uses. That’s a lot of water! 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.
It’s up to us to do our part to conserve water and one of the best ways to do that is to install a synthetic lawn.