The green lawn has become a staple for many homeowners living in dry areas, as it creates the illusion that they don’t live in a dry area. It’s welcoming. It adds to the curb-appeal. And it’s also an expense homeowners pay for month after month.
Due to the cost of water and maintenance, many homeowners are turning to artificial grass as an smarter alternative that has the same effect.
“This is the irony,” mused homeowner Richard Turner as he looked over the newly installed and remarkably realistic-looking artificial lawn in his mid-Wilshire frontyard. “We grow grass to make the illusion that we don’t live in a desert. Here I am, enhancing the illusion of a lawn that is the illusion we don’t live in a desert.”