November 13, 2015
As efforts continue to manage water resources in the midst of this fourth year of the worst drought on record, artificial grass, NewGrass®, is one of the easiest way to eliminate a huge portion of your monthly water consumption. This is a hard fact; the numbers don’t lie.
As Americans, we use a lot of water…no doubt far too much on our lawns. In fact, it has been estimated that our water footprint as a country is nearly double the world’s yearly average. To put it in perspective: the United States Geological Survey, we collectively use an average of 410 billion gallons of water, per day. Yikes!
Now think of ways that you personally can do your part to lower this astronomical amount of daily water consumption. Is your lawn (literally) sucking everything dry each day? If you’re like the majority of Americans, yes. We love our real green lawns. Maybe artificial grass will become a more realistic option after taking a look at these facts:
-According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, it is estimated that each square foot of natural grass requires 55 gallons of water per year.
–The Synthetic Turf Council website says that the average lawn is approximately 1,800 square feet.
-NewGrass ® artificial grass requires no water at all to stay green and healthy-looking, summer through winter.
-By replacing an 1,800 square foot lawn with NewGrass ® artificial grass, you can reduce your water consumption by 99,000 gallons of water every year! (How many dollars off your water bill does that equate to?!)
It’s pretty simple: our planet has limited resources and we’re addicted to carelessly using precious things like water to keep our lawns looking nice. Taking clean, accessible water in abundance for granted is an easy way to draw out this lengthy water crisis longer than necessary. Artificial grass from NewGrass ® is one product that is working to solve the water crisis happening in our country. Do your part, switch to environmentally-friendly NewGrass ®.
September 2, 2015
The weather might continue to be steamy and hot for the foreseeable future, but fall will be here before your sunburn has faded. So if you missed your chance to enjoy a beautiful, maintenance-free, vibrantly green NewGrass® lawn this summer…not to worry! Transitioning into autumn is the prime time to update your yard and plan your landscape for next year. With NewGrass artificial grass, you can keep your lawn green, your wallet full, your family healthy, and the environment thriving.
Come summertime, you’ll appreciate a lawn that can beat the heat so you don’t have to. Perhaps the biggest draw to artificial landscaping is the amount of water that you will conserve. The environment and your wallet will certainly rejoice! But what else
Save money, save time, and most importantly, save our environment. Water is an imperative resource, but it’s not unlimited. Natural lawns are not only draining the supply, but polluting it as well.
Together, all the lawns in the United States would cover the entire state of Ohio. Now, you might be asking yourself, “Why is that a bad thing? Grass comes from the ground, it’s supposed to be there!” Unfortunately it’s not that simple. The things we do to keep those lawns looking beautiful can be harmful to our kids, pets, and especially the environment. Herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers make your front lawn look great, but spreading these chemicals will have harmful repercussions.
If you’re simply not willing to part with your natural turf because you don’t want something “fake,” consider this: pesticides and fertilizers are chemicals, and are no more “real” or natural than artificial grass. Still not convinced? Be sure to check out these tips for keeping your outdoor space safe for your family and pets:
- Don’t use pesticides. These chemicals are a potential hazard to kids, pets, and wildlife. They leach into groundwater, contaminating our resources, and are easily tracked into the home.
- Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus…if you absolutely must use them. Phosphorus accelerates the growth rate of algae in rivers and lakes. Not surprisingly, a major source of phosphorus found in our waters is fertilizer.
- Trim the fat. Just incorporate some artificial grass into your landscape. Patches that are hard to maintain or require abnormally high amounts of water are ideal for an artificial alternative.