The drought has created a shortage of water, which in turn has triggered an effort to conserve water.
Because people aren’t using as much water, the cost of water has increased.
For property owners who want to have a beautiful lawn, the only way to make it happen without wasting water is by installing artificial grass. California typically has year-round hot weather, and natural grass requires frequent watering to keep it looking lush and green.
With the new rules concerning water conservation, property owners can only water a lawn’s natural grass for a few minutes several times a week. Not only is it nearly impossible to keep lawns with natural grass looking beautiful, but also, the cost of water is escalating.
Natural Grass is Expensive to Keep Lush and Green
To conserve water, it is possible to have affordable artificial grass installed at residential and commercial properties. When a property has average size lawns, it can require over 20,000 gallons of water each year to keep it looking healthy.
That amount of water divided by 12 months will lead to a huge utility bill. In addition to being expensive to care for, natural grass requires other time-consuming maintenance such as:
- Mowing, trimming and bagging
- Fertilizing to keep it green and healthy
- Applying pesticides to eliminate insects or rodents
A property owner who installs artificial grass can also save money by not needing to buy and maintain lawn mowers or fertilizer equipment.
There are no huge bags of fertilizer to carry home to keep a lawn looking lush. Property owners do not need to apply dangerous pesticides or hire professional exterminators to get rid of rodents or insects.
Artificial Grass Helps to Conserve Water during California’s Drought
While artificial grass has an initial cost to buy the product and have it installed professionally, after it is installed, there is next to no expensive maintenance required. Property owners can still choose to have beautiful flower beds with real plants on a lawn, but the amount of water required for these is far less than for natural grass.