December 22, 2021

Discover why turf is the smart choice in areas with limited water supply.

Looking for a water-wise grass alternative? You’ve got it! Artificial turf can give you drought-tolerant grass that looks good all year. Let’s consider just how much necessary in maintaining a natural lawn.


It can be argued that grass is needy. Grass is very sensitive and requires a tremendous amount of upkeep, especially if you live where drought is common.

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! Watering a lawn in the east, may not be as necessary as in the west to keep it alive. That’s because of the very different climate. Humidity levels tend to be higher in the east thus slowing down the evaporation process. Meanwhile, the western region of the US receives much less rainfall and has lower humidity levels, resulting in crispier lawns.

Toxic Chemicals

A majority of lawn owners also use pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers to keep bugs and weeds from getting out of hand. But these toxins come with a cost. They are not only expensive, they also are dangerous to people, pets, and the environment. The chemicals can seep into waterways and end up in our foo sources through rainwater runoff. All of these toxins wash off lawns into storm sewers which flow into streams, creeks, rivers, and water basins.

Save Time

No matter which approach you take to keeping your lawn trimmed, it requires the most precious resource we have — time. The typical homeowner spends about 70 hours a year on lawn and garden care, according to the American Time Use Survey.


Say hello to water-efficient landscaping and sustainable lawns by selecting artificial grass. Here are some reasons to choose drought-resilient artificial turf.

Water Conservation

Drought-resistant and water-wise grass landscaping lets you save an immense amount of water. This is even more true in areas where water is limited and metered. According to the Environmental Protection Agency the typical American family will go through 320 gallons of water per day, with 30% dedicated to outdoor uses. Coast to coast, landscape irrigation is estimated to account for approximately one-third of all residential water use which adds up to almost 9 billion gallons each day. With water scarcity becoming a bigger and bigger issue, it’s paramount we conserve where possible.

Reduce Pollution

With artificial grass, you will be able to emphasize an eco-friendly landscape design with no weed-killing chemicals, fertilizers, and harmful products to repel pests. This cuts down on water pollution and you’ll save money in the long run. As a bonus, you will cut your carbon emissions by eliminating the need to run gas-powered lawnmowers or trimmers.

Less Work

Our motto is less work and more play! By choosing artificial grass, you’ll gain so much time back that used to go into maintaining your lawn. For most artificial grass installations, a leaf blower and water hose is enough to clean the surface . If you choose the HydroChill option, you will need to add some water to your lawn, but nowhere near as much as you’d need to keep natural grass green.


Are you ready to enjoy a drought-proof lawn? Southwest Greens has a solution for you. Every project is custom designed, and professionally installed, so you will never need to do any of the heavy lifting. Visit our gallery of synthetic lawns for inspiration and contact Southwest Greens today to get started.