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5 Drought Tolerant Plants for Your Yard

5 Drought Tolerant Plants for Your Yard

We all know that switching from natural lawns to artificial turf can save a ton of water. However if you’re still watering other plants on your property, your water bill still has a way to go. Over the last few years, we have seen many people converting their yards to be more resistant to the California drought. This is great, and if that’s something that you’re looking into for your home, this article is a great starting point, so here are 5 drought tolerant plants for your yard.

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Artificial Grass Blade Shapes: Why Does it Matter?

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fescueThere are many things to know about artificial grass blade shapes. The shapes will definitely influence your turf’s durability, sheen, and softness. People generally want their turf to be durable, although some products are more appropriate for high traffic areas. For example, many peoples are turned off by turf that looks too shiny. The sheen of a turf product is generally influenced by its blade width. Some people are looking for turf specifically for landscaping purposes, such as our Natural Fescue product. But in order to understand blade types, we should look at certain products, such as our W Fescue Pro.

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Creative Uses for Synthetic Turf

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Looking for more creative uses for synthetic turf? Here are some of our suggestions!

Synthetic lawns are often used for sports, however property owners are uncovering that having a drought-resistant lawn could hold numerous advantages. Also, that there are many creative uses for synthetic turf that aren’t usually considered. Considering that artificial turf needs no mowing, cutting or water, homeowners conserve money and time on landscaping. In addition, having a lavish, environment-friendly landscape is aesthetically beautiful, and also the soft blades are optimal for other uses. Here are some of the ideas we’ve used.

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Backyard Artificial Grass Benefits: A Cleaner Pool

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4 Benefits of Backyard Artificial Grass

People with pools at home find many the advantages of getting backyard artificial grass installed. They find that artificial grass is very versatile and can be used on outdoor patios, as well as decks, and even for above ground swimming pools. Standard lawn systems dry out rapidly, and are tarnished and stained by chlorine or other swimming pool chemicals.

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Artificial Turf Grows Up

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When watching a fantasy film, you suspend disbelief and become part of an impossible happening. High-tech special effects can fool the brain into accepting a whole different reality. When my practiced eye was fooled by the new artificial turf, I knew it had finally come of age.

I am not an easy sell.

When the first “plastic grass” came on the market decades ago, there was no way to suspend disbelief. It was obviously fake. The earlier products denied oxygen and moisture exchange to the soil underneath. It literally smothered to death, losing vital microbe populations. We also found that trees could not survive within the fake grass because the roots died. Water would pool on the surface if the ground underneath wasn’t perfectly graded. And then there was the wear and tear of kids and bikes and pets.

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Artificial Turf and Decking: the Perfect Combination

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When it comes to backyard design, it doesn’t always have to be just one option or the other. We love the look of mixing, matching and blending styles, tones and textures to create diverse and versatile outdoor living spaces.

One of our favorite combinations is blending warm-toned decking with the deep greens of artificial grass. This is a great way to create a cosy yet modern space that’s easy to maintain and useable all year round.

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Turf Talk: Learning Artificial Turf Terms

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So you finally decided to put in artificial grass and are running into terms like “Face Weight” and “Pile Height”.  Wait, what?  Time to learn the lingo and understand everything you need to know about artificial grass,  related tools, and accessories.  Artificial Turf Express has your back when it comes to all things turf.  The ATE team has complied some of the industries most commonly used artificial turf terms to help you step up your game.

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Short on Time? Artificial Grass may be the Solution.

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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!

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What’s Changing California’s Landscape? | NBCNEWS

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The drought is changing California’s landscape in some unexpected ways.

Not only is it drying up lakes, turning streams to a trickle and causing the land to sink, it’s weaning Californians off lush, water-guzzling lawns.

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Going Where No Grass Has Gone Before – Rooftops, Decks & Patios

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At first glance you might think that artificial grass isn’t a natural fit for city living. Think again, and let Artificial Turf Express show you that synthetic turf has its place in any urban landscape. In San Francisco and other great cities our artificial turf products are showing up in a number of applications ranging from rooftops and decks to artificial grass patios and more, and are helping city dwellers create wonderful outdoor spaces using a little creativity and our incredible synthetic grass.

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