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Top Landscape Options To Protect Your Lawn From Drought Conditions

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One of the problems homeowners in desert and drought areas face is maintaining any semblance of a lawn. What doesn’t dry up in the heat can die because local water bans prevent homeowners from saving their grass.

There are some practical landscape options to this dilemma. For homeowners looking for a solution, they have options in a variety of price categories. Below are some ideas of what to do with a consistently brown lawn.

Use Concrete

Some homeowners who don’t want to deal with ongoing lawn maintenance use concrete to lessen the amount of grass in their yard. This is one of the cheaper landscape options. Concrete can be used for patios, outdoor sitting areas with a pergola, pathways, ponds and numerous other things.

Some people intermingle concrete with artificial turf to create a checkerboard pattern in their yard, which makes for artistic styling.

Go Natural

People use a variety of natural products to lessen their grass space and make their yard look alive. Things like boulders, pebbles, flagstone, brick all work wonderfully to add a sense of purpose to a dead yard. You can also use natural plants native to your area to ensure they thrive in your space. The combination creates a distinct style to an otherwise boring, brown yard. This type of style works well year-round as it isn’t dependent on water, certain soils or temperatures to work.

Landscape Paint

This may seem like an extreme endeavor, but some landscapers can paint your dead grass green. These type of landscape options will add some color in the winter or during a drought season. The thing to remember with this landscape option is it will change as the grass grows back during a wetter cycle. Also, you may need to have it redone during the next drought.

Artificial Grass

This is one of the best landscape options out there. Artificial grass isn’t dependent on water, temperature or soil. This makes it a great option for those living in drought-prone areas. It looks natural with both short and long blades. There are even a variety of green colors from which to choose. Your children and pets will not notice the difference. In fact, it may be more comfortable on their feet than your natural grass.

The best aspects of artificial grass is its low maintenance. You will not need to cut or weed it. It is environmentally friendly because you can reduce or eliminate all chemicals and pesticides on your lawn. It also reduces allergies because it does not pollinate. Artificial grass is durable and will not tear, stain or rip with pets. They can’t dig through it, but can easily go to the bathroom on it.

Your landscape options should match your personality, style, and ability to maintain your yard. Remember, your yard is an investment into your home. It is meant for your family to enjoy now and will add value and marketability to your home later, so choose well.

 
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Go Green By Installing Artificial Turf

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Going green only starts with one person: you. There are so many different strategies to conserve water, the one we’re going to talk about is changing your landscape. Installing artificial turf lawn will completely reduce the amount of water you use on watering. Of course you’ll still water your plants and flowers but think about how much less water you’ll use on your lawn. It’s an eco-friendly idea and saves thousands of gallons thus reducing impact and saving clean drinking water.

Ever thought about the reason we waste thousands of gallons just to water a lawn?

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Drought Tolerant Artificial Grass Gets Much Needed Legislation

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Drought Tolerant Artificial Grass’ New Legislation

drought tolerant artificial grassCalifornia’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.

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The Environmental Benefits of Synthetic Grass

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The 3 Major Environmental Benefits of Synthetic Grass

There are many environmental benefits of synthetic grass. Not only does it reduce your landscape maintenance costs, but it also benefits our environment. Let’s look at some of the ways:

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El Niño to the Rescue! End of California’s drought?

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Climatologists predict a strong El Niño this winter and some Californians are hailing it as the end of the drought – and of their water conservation efforts. However, it’s too soon to celebrate just yet, and here’s why:

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Companies and State Officials Reflect on the Worst California Drought

You see it every day, California drought.  Hear it everyday, California drought. Sixty percent of California is in “exceptional drought” and unfortunately, it does not appear that there is a high chance of that condition being alleviated this winter.

Kevin Werner, the western regional climate services director at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, says, “groundwater has been significantly, and in many cases, severely depleted and that fact is unlikely to change even if we get a normal rainfall year.”

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