Why Do Southern Californians Love to Install Artificial Grass?

Have you ever driven down a street and wondered how every lawn looks so flawless?

More and more, Southern Californians are installing artificial grass lawns. If you’ve always had natural grass, you might wonder why artificial turf has become so popular.

Modern synthetic turf has a ton of benefits – here are four reasons why SoCal homeowners are making the swap.

Natural Grass Doesn’t Stay Green

Southern California is a desert, though we don’t always consider it one.

Natural grass isn’t native to hot, dry climates, so keeping it alive and green in SoCal is an uphill battle. Often, natural grass lawns end up looking brown, dead and unappealing.

Artificial grass has evolved tremendously over the last few decades. Today’s synthetic turf is remarkably lifelike, allowing Californians to enjoy a beautiful green lawn despite a drought!

Artificial Grass Is Now HOA-Approved

Artificial turf earned a bad rap thanks to the neon, fake-looking astroturf of the past. Until recently, many towns and HOAs only allowed it in backyards.

As artificial grass has become more lifelike, it’s earned its right to be installed wherever you’d like it. Some homeowners’ associations have minor requirements (for example, artificial turf must be installed by a professional contractor or be a board-approved style). Still, for the most part, you’re clear to install artificial turf wherever you choose.

Synthetic Turf Is Drought-Friendly

The drought in California is an ongoing concern. Homeowners are installing every drought-tolerant option, from rock gardens to ice plants. Though these can look great, none of them have the functionality of a natural grass lawn. 

Artificial turf allows you to enjoy all your favorite outdoor activities more sustainably. Swapping natural grass for synthetic turf saves you thousands of gallons of water a year, simultaneously helping the planet and your pocketbook.

More Time in the Sun

Southern California is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Renowned for its mild climate, SoCal residents love to get out there and explore. 

High-maintenance landscaping just adds to your to-do list and keeps you from enjoying the things you love. Natural grass demands constant watering, fertilizing and mowing – and that’s no one’s preferred way to spend a weekend. Synthetic grass frees you from the obligations of caring for a natural grass lawn, meaning you can spend more time outdoors doing the things you love!

Southern Californians trust OC Turf & Putting Greens, from the South Bay to Orange County. We pride ourselves on providing beautiful, sustainable and durable landscaping solutions. Backed by a 15-year warranty, our artificial turf products are engineered to last for years after installation day. Call (888) 526-2289 or contact us online – the path to a perfect lawn starts here!

How Artificial Grass Can Benefit Your Mental Health

It might seem odd, but artificial grass can improve your work-life balance in ways that can genuinely improve your mental wellbeing.

We live in an age where balancing a million things at once is the norm. We’re so used to “hustle culture” that we might not even realize there are areas in our lives where we might not need to work so hard.

One of those areas is your yard. Here are four ways that installing natural grass can improve your mental health.

Artificial Grass Shortens Your To-Do List

Many of us go into our weekends with a laundry list of things we have to get done by Monday. If you have a natural grass lawn, you spend much of your free time maintaining it. Especially in hot, dry climates, natural grass requires a ton of watering and fertilizing just to stay alive.

Artificial grass requires a small fraction of the maintenance that natural grass demands. Installing synthetic grass is a great way to cut down on your weekend chores, which reduces your stress levels.

Synthetic Grass Frees Up More Time to Do What You Love

Less time spent working out in the yard means more time to spend on the things you love.

Dedicating time to spend with loved ones, work on your hobbies or just relax and unwind is proven to alleviate stress and boost your mood. So enjoy your newfound free time doing what makes you happy!

You’ll Have Fewer Messes in The House

With natural grass comes dirt and mud – and lots of it. If you have kids or pets, you’ve definitely had dirt tracked indoors. It can even make your home feel impossible to keep clean, raising your stress levels significantly. 

Artificial grass doesn’t have that problem. It’s just as functional and fun as natural grass but is entirely inorganic. That means you’ll never have to worry about blades of grass, mud, dirt or bugs being dragged into the house from your backyard.

It’ll Be Easier to Plan Activities

In addition to reduced maintenance, artificial grass is more durable than natural grass. That makes planning fun, relaxing activities a lot simpler.

Thinking about setting up an above-ground pool? You won’t have to worry about the grass beneath it dying or flooding. Pet sitting? Your pet turf lawn will be easy to clean and never turn brown due to pet waste.

Life is meant to be lived and enjoyed – don’t spend your free time trying to maintain a natural grass lawn. OC Turf & Putting Greens prides itself on creating beautiful, low-maintenance spaces that allow you to enjoy all your favorite outdoor activities. Our artificial turf is the best in the industry, and we’re proud to provide our clients with a  more sustainable and durable alternative to natural grass. For a complimentary quote, give us a call today at (888) 526-2289 or contact us online today!