The average 1,800 square foot lawn consumes about 99,000 gallons of our drinking water a year, that’s just one lawn. If everyone in California was to switch to a synthetic lawn, we could likely end our drought and eliminate pesticide, herbicide and fertilizer run-off.
So don’t you think it is time we called on Gov. Jerry Brown and our state legislators to make synthetic lawns mandatory? Many Californians feel it’s time we encouraged and allowed synthetic lawns everywhere, from front and back yards to businesses to schools to golf courses. We are in a drought stricken state and it only looks to get worse, we are using 6.4 billion gallons of drinking water everyday just to water our lawns.
Synthetic lawns are low maintenance and even though they cost more up front than a traditional lawn, it only takes 3 to 6 years to see a return on the investment. Today’s synthetic lawn is not your Grandfather’s Astroturf. Today’s synthetic lawns have fibrous tufts that are luxuriously textured and colored and available in many different varieties for the home alone. It looks and feels just like your natural lawn, so why not make the switch and do your part to help end California’s water crisis? Just imagine a time where we no longer waste our drinking water on unnecessary natural lawns. The synthetic lawn is groomed with a brush, so no more mowing and putting those harmful emissions into the air, so now your helping not only conserve water but improve air quality. There are also many rebates in California that range from $1 to $3 a square foot to remove your natural lawn. We have the rebate list here on our website.
Gov. Jerry Brown has recently proposed fines that could go as high as $10,000 for “excessive water use” and ordered a 25 percent reduction in water use statewide. Local city and county water agencies will enforce restrictions and issue penalties to those who don’t comply. Many homeowners are becoming stuck between a rock and a hard place because many HOA’s won’t allow synthetic lawns and require that residents water their lawn on a regular basis to keep their yards green, all while the state demands water reduction, so what are these homeowners to do? This is why we need the Governor and state legislators to step in and protect homeowners willing to do their part in conserving our most precious resource. So what are you waiting for?