December 22, 2021

Learn why turf makes sense in areas that have a limited water supply.

Looking for a water-wise grass alternative? You’ve got it! Artificial turf will give you drought-tolerant grass that looks great all year long. Now, let’s learn everything that goes into maintaining a traditional lawn.


It’s easy to see that one of the neediest plants is grass. Grass is rather sensitive and requires a lot of upkeep, especially if you live in drought-prone areas.

Significant Water Use

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that watering grass accounts for about one third of all public water usage. That’s a lot! Lawn watering in the east probably won’t be as necessary to keep it alive as it is in the west. That is because of differences in climate. Humidity levels are usually higher in the east which slows down the evaporation process. Meanwhile, the western region of North America receives significantly less rainfall resulting in lower humidity and crispier lawns.

Toxic Chemicals

Most lawn owners also use herbicides, fertilizers, and pesticides to keep pests and weeds from ruining their lawn. But these toxins come with heavy consequences. Not only are they expensive, but they are harmful to people, pets, and the environment. Toxins can seep into waterways and in our foo supply through rainwater runoff. All of these chemicals wash off lawns into storm sewers which flow into streams, creeks, rivers, and water basins.

Save Time

No matter what method you use to keep your lawn trimmed, it takes away the most precious resource you have — time. The average American homeowner spends about 70 hours per year on lawn and garden care, according to the American Time Use Survey.


Say hello to water-efficient landscaping and sustainable lawns with artificial grass. Here are some reasons you should switch to drought-resilient artificial turf.

Water Conservation

Drought-resistant and water-wise grass landscaping saves an tremendous amount of water. This is even more true in areas where water is limited and metered. The EPA states the average American family will go through 320 gallons of water every day, with about 30% devoted to outdoor uses. Nationwide, landscape irrigation is estimated to account for approximately a third of all residential water use which adds up to nearly 9 billion gallons per day. With water scarcity becoming more and more prevalent, it is critical to conserve wherever possible.

Reduce Pollution

With artificial grass, you’ll be able to highlight an eco-friendly landscape design that doesn’t require any weed-killing chemicals, fertilizers, or toxic products to repel pests. This will prevent water pollution and you’ll save money over time. Plus, you’ll lower your carbon emissions by no longer needing to run gas-powered lawn mowers and trimmers.

Less Work

Our motto is less work, more play! When you install artificial grass, you will gain so much time back that used to go into maintaining your lawn. For most artificial grass applications, using a leaf blower and water hose to clear leaves and pet debris is enough to clean the surface . If you opt for our HydroChill option, you’ll sometimes add water to your lawn, but nowhere near as much as you would have to for keeping natural grass green.


Are you ready to have a drought-proof lawn? Southwest Greens East Bay has an answer for you. Every project is custom designed, and installed by professionals, so you’ll never need to do any of the heavy lifting. Take a look at our gallery of synthetic lawns for inspiration and contact Southwest Greens East Bay today to get started.