We all love beautiful, lush green lawns, but we also need water to sustain life. With water conservation becoming increasingly important particularly in California and the dry Southwestern deserts, many people are considering replacing their real lawn with artificial grass. One of the primary benefits of installing synthetic turf products at your home or business is a reduction of water consumption, resulting in cost savings to you while benefiting the environment in multiple ways.
Some of the biggest culprits of water consumption are golf courses, commercial landscaping, parks, and even residential lawns. A typical 18-hole golf course utilizing natural grass on both the fairways and putting greens may require as much as a million gallons of water a day during the summer! Much of that water has been drenched with chemicals due to pesticides and leaches into the soil and drains into ponds and lakes. Synthetic grass turf requires no fertilizer, no pesticides, no mowing and reduces urban runoff caused by irrigation. It also cuts down on the amount of green waste, like lawn clippings, going into local landfills. With more than 85 golf courses in the Greater Bay Area (source: Greenskeeper.org) that is an incredible amount of water and grass! Perhaps, at some point in the near future, commercial golf courses may fully embrace the rapidly improving technology and advantages associated with artificial turf, but at the current time the USGA has no official policy on artificial grass turf.
Artificial Turf and its water conservation benefits in residential applications are well recognized, as evidenced by the many rebate and incentive programs that cities and water conservation organizations have begun to offer citizens. According to a 2006 study jointly funded by Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, and the Irvine Ranch Water District, a typical residence (with about 750 square feet of turf) can conserve approximately 22,000 gallons of water per year through the installation of synthetic turf. With the average price of do it yourself artificial grass ranging from only $6 to $9 a square foot, it doesn’t take long to recover the cost of your initial investment.
Synthetic turf is an attractive, environmentally sensitive and easy-to-maintain alternative to traditional landscaping. Artificial Turf Express is the South Bay’s source for synthetic grass for your project. Environmental-friendly artificial turf off-the-roll. Artificial Turf Express has all the materials you need do the job right. *Note: We do not install turf. We supply contractors and consumers with wholesale pricing for do-it-yourself (DIY) and contractor projects.