In California, water conservation isn’t just prudent, it’s a way of life. At Valley Pacific Landscape Inc. we understand that home and business owners want to continue to conserve water, but they also want beautiful, green lawns that raise their property’s curb appeal. However, conserving water and having a beautiful, green lawn aren’t mutually exclusive. It is possible to have both when you make the switch to artificial turf. More and more Mission Viejo residents are switching to artificial turf and if you too want a low-maintenance, eco-friendly alternative to a traditional lawn, call (951) 741-5146 to get a free quote on an artificial turf installation from Valley Pacific Landscape Inc.
How Much Water Can You Save?
According to the EPA’s Watersense program, one third of residential water use in the United States is dedicated solely to landscape irrigation. In dry climates, like Southern California, the usage can be as high as 60%. The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) estimates that a 1,000 square-foot lawn requires roughly 35,000 gallons of water every year. However, because people over irrigate their lawns, people are actually using 75,000 gallons of potable water every single year. Working from the ACWA’s estimates, the average Californian uses nearly 55,000 gallons of water to keep their grass green every year. By making the switch to artificial turf, you could be saving 55,000 gallons of water annually. With all that water saved, you are doing your part for a greener, more sustainable future not just here in Mission Viejo, but for the whole state.
What Is Artificial Turf?
Artificial grass consists of nylon, polyethylene or polypropylene colored to look like a specific species of grass and threaded into a backing that lets water flow through. The backing is laid on a drainage layer, which is typically made out of compacted gravel, and set along the perimeter. Afterwards, it is filled with recycled crumb rubber or sand to make sure it does not blow away into your neighbor’s yard.
Pet-Friendly Artificial Turf
Homeowners with dogs are no doubt familiar with the destruction their pets can have on their yards. If you are tired of filling and re-sodding the holes dug up by your dog, Valley Pacific Landscape Inc. can provide you with pet-friendly artificial turf strong enough to withstand the wear and tear regardless of their paw size. If you are a pet owner that is looking to make the switch to artificial turf, it is important that you specify this is what you need. Natural grass is able to absorb and break down pet urine while run of the mill artificial turf cannot. If we do not plan for the installation of pet-friendly artificial turf, it is possible that urine will collect underneath the turf. When you request pet-friendly turf, we can install an under-drain system that works with the turf’s backing. The high drainage can also get rid of problems with a muddy pooch wreaking havoc inside your home.