Dave Johnson knew the drill, and you can bet there were times it drove him crazy.
“After every soccer game, after every football game, we would make the entire team line up at one end of the field and walk down replacing divots as best as we could,” said Johnson, who spent 34 years as Bunnell High’s athletic director before retiring in June. “I can remember all those times when rain was in the forecast, particularly heavy rain, and you would agonize, ‘Do I cancel?’
The grass is always greener — especially when it’s plastic.
That’s the credo behind the latest drought-coping trend in the Santa Clarita Valley as water-conscious residents, conservation-minded water officials and fake-grass merchants move toward lawn alternatives, one of which is using lifelike artificial turf.
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, a realistic appearance, and long life which is why it makes perfect sense for gardeners who are strapped for time. That’s because artificial grass requires minimal maintenance and frees gardeners to focus on other tasks such as tending to flower gardens, home maintenance, and business. It’s a smart choice that saves both time and water, and it looks good too!