December 22, 2021

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

Looking for a water-wise grass alternative? Look no further! Synthetic turf will give you drought-tolerant grass that stays green year round. So, let us find out everything that is involved with maintaining an organic lawn.


It can be argued that grass is one of the neediest plants. Grass is very sensitive and needs tons upkeep, especially if you live in areas prone to drought.

Significant Water Use

The EPA estimates that about a third of all public water is used to water grass. That’s a lot! Watering a lawn in the east, may not be as important as in the west to keep the grass alive. That’s because the climate is so different. One reason is humidity levels tend to be higher in the east and slow down the evaporation process. Meanwhile, the west receives much less rainfall yielding lower humidity levels, leading to crispier lawns.

Toxic Chemicals

Most lawn owners also use pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers to keep weeds and pests at bay. But these poisons come with heavy consequences. Not only are they expensive, but they are dangerous to people, pets, and the environment. The toxins can seep into waterways and in our foo through stormwater runoff. These chemicals wash off lawns into storm sewers which flow into streams, creeks, rivers, and water basins.

Save Time

No matter how you keep your lawn looking good, it uses the most precious resource you have — time. The average American homeowner spends about 70 hours a year on lawn and garden care, according to the American Time Use Survey.


Get used to water-efficient landscaping and sustainable lawns by selecting artificial grass. Here are a few of the reasons to choose drought-resilient artificial turf.

Water Conservation

Drought-resistant and water-wise grass landscaping saves an huge amount of water. This is especially true for metered water areas where water is limited. According to the EPA, the average American family will go through 320 gallons of water each day, with 30% dedicated to outdoor uses. Coast to coast, landscape irrigation is estimated to account for almost a third of all residential water use, totaling almost 9 billion gallons each day. With water scarcity becoming more and more prevalent, it is crucial that we conserve everywhere we can.

Reduce Pollution

With artificial grass, you will be able to emphasize an eco-friendly landscape design with no application of weed-killing chemicals, fertilizers, or toxic products to prevent pests. This will prevent water pollution and you will save money long-term. Even better, you will reduce your carbon emissions by eliminating the need to use gas-powered lawn mowers or trimmers.

Less Work

Our motto is less work and more play! With artificial grass, you’ll have so much time back that you used to spend by 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 have to add water to your lawn, but not nearly the quantity you would have to use keeping natural grass green.


Are you ready to have a drought-proof lawn? Southwest Greens of Southern California has an answer for you. All of our projects are custom designed, and professionally installed, so you’ll never need to do any of the hard work. Visit our gallery of synthetic lawns for inspiration and contact Southwest Greens of Southern California today to get started.