If you’ve been following the news, you’ll notice that California is in a serious predicament. As discussed in this LA Times Article the drought is having huge impacts on agriculture and consumer water prices. Some say the drought is “man made” – and just a political vehicle to garner media attention. With politics involved, who knows how long this could be going on.
With the possibility of water prices rising exponentially in the near future, homeowners, especially in a historically dry place like Los Angeles, need to seriously consider the alternatives to costly, real grass.
Are you still wondering why you should use artificial grass? That being said, here are the 3 reasons why we at The Cutting Edge Landscape believe you should make the switch to artificial grass:
3 Reasons Why You Should Use Artificial Grass
1. It’s Cheaper to Maintain
Astroturf has been used in sports for as long as we can all remember.
(the following is an embedded tweet from @astroturfUSA)
— AstroTurf (@AstroTurfUSA) February 8, 2014
You can save a lot of money by reducing your watering costs and maintenance costs. Also, you can dramatically reduce your carbon footprint by eliminating the need for fertilizers!
2. It Looks Great All Year Long
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer – ditch those brown patches! Artificial grass will consistently look the same, no matter what season. Especially with very real-looking artificial grass now hitting the market, it may be hard to tell the difference!
Remember: You do get what you pay for, so consider opting in for the more expensive artificial grass (you’re saving all this money on your water bill, so why not?!)
3. You Can You Use It In Areas Where It May Be Impossible To Plant Grass
As Houzz.com suggests, here are some places to consider using artificial grass:
- Home putting greens
- Rooftop gardens that cannot support the weight of traditional lawns
- Areas that have inhospitable conditions for growing real grass
- Easily cleanable areas for small pets
- Anywhere you want to reduce your carbon footprint
Not convinced? Read more about faux lawns from this Houzz article:
About The Author
Lee Decker is a Digital Media Professional and resident blogger at Cutting Edge with a unique involvement in the landscape industry. Having worked for many years within one of the LA landscape industry’s largest business coaching firms Lee has created website landing pages, videos and ebooks all revolving around the green industry.
Contact him here: Lee@Thegoldhillgroup.com