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!