Despite the fact that our Governor declared our drought season in California over nearly a year ago, it is still wise to implement changes to your landscaping in an effort to conserve water. One of the most popular methods is by replacing thirsty natural lawns with drought tolerant landscape solutions. It can often be a major hassle to keep your lawn looking lush and verdant all year long- especially so, when the government enforces water rationing in our perpetually dry state.
Increasing water and maintenance costs across the country have prompted many home and business owners to make changes to their landscaping in order to save the planet’s resources.
Sacramento’ dry Mediterranean climate often poses significant challenges in terms of water conservation and landscaping. From the Sierra foothills to the plains of the central valley, each zone of Northern California has different landscaping requirements. Determining the best choice for your home can feel like an overwhelming process.
Luckily there are many resources available for homeowners seeking guidance in achieving drought tolerant landscaping. For instance, check out some local nurseries or garden-supply stores and ask about native plants, grasses, soils, sustainable gardening, irrigation and so much more.
It is not uncommon for homeowner to have reservations about tearing out a lush comfortable grass lawn and replacing it with pavers, gravel or some other type of ground cover. Keep in mind, though, that getting rid of a water-guzzling, natural grass lawn does not mean giving up comfort or functionality. You can certainly still create an inviting, liveable, and usable space.
Your Yard as an Outdoor Living Room
Perhaps the most popular choice for drought tolerant landscaping is the minimalist approach. By installing decomposed granite, synthetic pavers or other stone ground covering, the yard becomes a virtually maintenance-free space. However, just because you take the drought tolerant approach does not mean your property must be devoid of greenery.
Homeowners more concerned with the property’s appearance than its functionality have another drought tolerant landscaping option. Instead of taking the minimalist approach, take the maximalist approach and turn your yard into a garden. Planting native species that naturally grow in your region makes it easy to create a garden that is both breathtaking as well as low-maintenance and environmentally sustainable.
Best of Both Worlds
As we discussed earlier, it is totally possible to keep the attractive appearance and functional nature of your yard while keeping to drought tolerant landscaping. However, for some homeowners, the loss of a grassy space is asking too much. Luckily, even for these homeowners there is a simple, and affordable solution: installing a synthetic grass lawn from Pacific Grass & Turf!
The synthetic grass of the past was not often confused for natural grass. Early synthetic materials did not feature the plush springiness of natural grasses, was difficult to maintain, and was prone to wear-and-tear (not to mention that awful rug-burn!) Modern manufacturers have significantly improved their product with modern artificial grass being almost identical to traditional specialty grasses. By incorporating native species with artificial grass sections, homeowners can have the best of both worlds – a property that is low-maintenance and economically sustainable while retaining the appearance and function of a traditional yard.
When selecting a Sacramento artificial grass provider and installer, be sure they are an accredited member of the Association of Synthetic Grass Installers – Pacific Grass & Turf is an accredited member! While some homeowners may be wary of dangerous chemicals found within this synthetic material, rest assured that accredited installers and providers offer artificial grasses that are lead-free, non-toxic, and proudly made in the USA.
Over the course of a year, a homeowner with a lawn measuring 1,800 square feet will use nearly 100,000 gallons of water just to keep it green. Considering the scarcity of water in the Sacramento area, making the transition from a natural grass lawn to one of synthetic grass is not only environmentally-friendly but also budget-friendly. The cost of removing the natural lawn and installing a synthetic one will pay for itself in a matter of years, while doing a service to the local environment.
If you are leaning toward installing synthetic grass at your home or business, Pacific Grass & Turf has options to suit every application and budget, plus your decision to have it installed will eventually pay for itself. So contact Pacific Grass & Turf today and let us help you find the most affordable and attractive synthetic grass solution for your property.