Summer Water Conservation with Artificial Turf
As of March 2019, California has officially been declared free of drought for the first time since 2011. However, climatologists are urging California residents to adopt water conservation as a way of life in order to help the environment and reduce the severity of droughts that will inevitably occur again in the near future. In order to do their part in helping the environment, many Laguna Niguel residents are switching to artificial grass for its numerous water conservation and environmental benefits.
According to the EPA, the average American household uses more than 300 gallons of water every day on average. However, during the summer this can increase to almost 1,000 gallons each day, primarily due to an increase in outdoor water use. Of this figure, almost half can go to outdoor water use in the summer, which means over 500 gallons of water each day is being used to water your lawn alone.
Synthetic turf is made of a polyethylene material that remains green all year long and doesn’t need to be watered to maintain its appearance. Because of this, all daily watering and irrigation systems can be eliminated, significantly reducing your water use. By replacing your natural grass lawn with synthetic turf, you can save up to 500 gallons of water every single day throughout the summer – saving you hundreds of dollars on your water bill in turn. With artificial grass, your only outdoor water usage will be the occasional hose down to clear away dust, spills, or pet waste. This is a significant reduction in water that will still allow you to conserve tens of thousands of gallons of water each year.
With the potential to save almost 50,000 of gallons of water annually, each household that switches to artificial grass is a significant contributor to a significant environmental change. Synthetic grass installations around the world collectively conserve more than 9 billion gallons of water every day. To start helping the environment and become a part of the movement, consider replacing your grass with synthetic turf landscaping solutions. To learn more about which artificial grass products would be best for your Laguna Niguel home or speak to an expert about installation, look no further than OC Turf & Putting Greens. Give us a call today at (888) 526-2289 for a free quote on your next project.