Your homes curb appeal is what makes it look attractive to people passing by. While this sounds trivial, it not only affects if people consider buying your house but also the actual value of your home. Architecture plays a large role in this, but the landscape has a dramatic effect as well. A well-maintained structure is complemented by landscape solutions that complete the appeal. These landscape solutions fill in bare spots and add contrasting colors and textures. If you are in the market to sell your home, curb appeal may end up being a large factor in whether or not you get your original asking price. Continue reading Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal With Artificial Grass
California residents have a love-hate relationship with their lawns. Many want lovely yards that showcase the best features of living on the West Coast but are limited because of the dry weather and government regulations. Synthetic grass is the answer to those challenges.
Drought Tolerant Artificial Grass’ New Legislation
California’s historic drought has continued for many years now, and many legislators are now looking into updating old laws regarding artificial turf. Historically, installing artificial turf was not always easy for homeowners. There were many provisions surrounding the installation process, and some locales were flat-out banning artificial turf. Metropolitan code, HOAs, as well as various other ways of oversight have protected homeowners. Recently, California State Assembly member Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) has been pushing for drought solutions and water savings. Through Assembly Bill 1164, which declares a state of urgency for the drought, Gatto has sought solutions to this potentially devastating problem. If passed, AB 1164 would forbid a city, or region from passing or implementing any type of statute that forbids the setup of artificial turf on property.
California homeowners who replace their water-gulping grass lawns with artificial turf in response to the drought would be protected from sanctions by homeowner associations under one of 10 bills signed Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) introduced the measure, which prohibits homeowner associations from barring the installation of synthetic turf, a drought-conscious alternative to grass lawns.
A bill allowing residents of homeowners associations to install artificial turf without fear of fines was approved unanimously this week by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The measure by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, was overwhelmingly approved in the Assembly in May and subsequently had been endorsed by another Senate panel. Assembly Bill 349 is now headed to the full Senate for a vote.