Posts Categorized: watering

5 Drought Tolerant Plants for Your Yard

5 Drought Tolerant Plants for Your Yard

5 Drought Tolerant Plants for Your Yard We all know that switching from natural lawns to artificial turf can save a ton of water. However if you’re still watering other plants on your property, your water bill still has a way to go. Over the last few years, we have seen many people converting their […]


Synthetic Turf LEED Certification | What does it mean?

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Synthetic Turf LEED Certification: How you can get credits for switching to synthetic turf Installing synthetic turf can assist business owners receive LEED Certification. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The U.S. Green Building Council states that, “LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations […]


What is the environmental impact of artificial turf?

The Environmental Impact of Artificial Turf In California, watering natural lawns in homes and businesses amounts to about seven percent of the state’s water supply. In fact, about 51 percent of the state’s water usage from families is from home lawn upkeep. This is very taxing to the state’s total water usage. If residents switched from natural […]


Five Myths About Artificial Turf

Five Myths About Artificial Turf If you are interested in installing a synthetic lawn, it is likely that you have heard several myths about artificial turf. In this age of infinite access to information, we’re bound to hear many things that have the potential to shape our decisions. We intend to clear up some of the mysteries […]


Short on Time? Artificial Grass may be the Solution.

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The demand for artificial grass for landscaping is growing at 10 to 15 percent per year. This has been stimulated by several factors, including the desire for lower maintenance, an all weather surface, and the recent droughts in the country that have led to a serious water shortage. Modern artificial turf offers high quality surfaces, […]


What’s Changing California’s Landscape? | NBCNEWS

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The drought is changing California’s landscape in some unexpected ways. Not only is it drying up lakes, turning streams to a trickle and causing the land to sink, it’s weaning Californians off lush, water-guzzling lawns. Julio Lopez owns and runs Cadre Landscaping in the Southern California city of Glendale. The 54-year-old Lopez said he’s been […]


New California law protects brown lawns from homeowners associations

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Jessica Calefati recently reported that homeowners associations can no longer fine residents who fail to water their lawns during droughts under legislation sponsored by a San Jose lawmaker. Reports earlier this year that a San Lorenzo association threatened in writing to retaliate against a man with a burned lawn inspired Assembly Bill 2100. But reports […]


Affordability Shows Itself In A Number Of Different Ways With Artificial Grass

We know that there are many ‘would-be’ artificial grass owners who have long considered undertaking an installation at their home, only to talk themselves out of it for fear of the cost being prohibitive. Sadly, many of them have reached this conclusion without truly looking into the costs as well as the benefits. At Artificial […]


Bill would force HOAs to allow fake grass

California homeowner associations would be required to allow artificial turf in front yards under a bill recently proposed by the San Diego County Water Authority. The bill, or a version of it, is likely to be championed by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego. Only a fraction of the state’s 47,000 HOAs permit synthetic grass on […]


Artificial Lawn Popularity Continues to Grow During Drought

Companies that manufacture, sell or install artificial lawns are experiencing a boom in business, due to the drought-like conditions and watering restrictions in many California cities. But the synthetic lawns today aren’t the same plastic AstroTurf made popular in the 1970s. The products on the market now, are not just used for putting greens and […]


Synthetic Turf offers options during drought

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No mowing and saves water, too? Synthetic turf indeed sounds like the perfect lawn for parched landscapes. Recent technological innovations make today’s fake grass look better than the real thing. Dogs like it. Neighbors can’t tell the difference. And in the grips of prolonged drought, a no-water green space has its appeal. But artificial turf […]