Save Water in California with ProLawn Artificial Turf

Today is World Water Day. With this important day, especially for California, it makes you stop to think about the drought we are in, and how we can help save water. California uses more water than any other state. Some countries don’t even have drinkable water or clean water to bathe in, but we do. We, as a society, must remember this and do our part to help save as much water as possible so we can have clean water to bathe in and drink for years and years to come.

How We Can Help

Although water conservation in California has increased to 20.5% as of January 2017, which is an increase from 17.2% in January 2016, each Californian on average uses 181 gallons of water each day. The majority of this water usage is coming from irrigation more than any other category. Irrigation uses up the most water in California, so how can we fix this problem? No one wants a dead, brown lawn. Curb appeal in California is a major necessity to most as well, so having beautiful flowers in landscaping is always going to be around. The sad truth though is that live grass sucks up about 55 gallons of water per square foot annually. That’s a lot! In other words, installing artificial grass could save 660,000 gallons of water over the course of 15 years. If ProLawn Turf were to replace your live grass with artificial grass, we could help save more water by lowering the number of gallons of water wasted on irrigation. Less water for irrigation means more water we have as a society. The best part about ProLawn’s turf is that it looks completely real. Our turf has no shine and thinner cut grass strands to give it that realistic look. Our turf is also pet-friendly and has heat reduction technology. Your yard will look better than before with less maintenance and water. Installing artificial grass will reduce your water bills by hundreds of dollars each year, so your artificial grass could basically pay for itself in a number of years. The rebates for artificial turf don’t hurt either. Right now the Department of Water Resources (DWR) has a rebate program for removing turf and replacing it with landscaping that requires little to no water in California single-family homes to help with the drought. Lucky for you, we fall under this category. DWR gives up to $2 per square foot of removed or replaced turf. Eligibility is rebated per household and can’t exceed a total of $2 per square foot though. Some cities and HOAs ban fake grass in the front yards, but many campaigns are trying to get these bans overturned in an effort to help save water.

Let’s Do This

Even though water conservation efforts since June 2015 have saved 2.51 million acre-feet of water, which is enough to supply water to more than 12.5 million people, we can’t stop these efforts to save water now. Despite the wet weather changes lately, Californians on average have continued to conserve water during rain or shine. Continuing to save water with fake grass will again help save 55 gallons of water per square foot annually. If you’d like to make the switch to artificial grass, please contact us at 877-405-5296 for a free estimate today!