“Brown is the New Green”, proclaims a hand-lettered sign perched over a crispy yellow lawn in California. As the record-breaking drought continues, we’re seeing more brown and yellow lawns. And while the water saved is great, dead grass just isn’t very attractive. Many homeowners are opting to replace their lawns with artificial turf, or simply paint their brown grass green.
Barry Ann Friedman’s small midtown lawn is holding up to the drought amazingly well, with grass several shades darker than some of its parched-looking neighbors.
It’s also fake, and illegal under a city ordinance adopted three decades ago that prohibits synthetic turf in Sacramento’s front yards. Sitting on her front porch earlier this week, Friedman said she didn’t know that when she paid around $3,300 two years ago to have a contractor install the closely cropped faux grass.
Dreaming of a lush, green lawn rather than a dry, brown patch of dirt? Tired of all the maintenance your grass requires – the precious time you spend mowing, weeding, fertilizing and watering it, not to mention those water bills when they arrive?
Artificial turf is the natural-looking solution that will provide the perfect, lush green yard all year round. The benefits of synthetic turf lawns are even greater than the time and cost savings; you and your family are spared from the pesticides and chemicals used in their upkeep. No more itching from allergies or having to avoid the prickles.