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4 Reasons to Use Artificial Grass in Drought-Prone Areas

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Drought is hard on the outdoors. Trees and plants suffer greatly from the lack of water. But water shortages are most often seen on lawns at home. The lawn is, without a doubt, the first thing a person sees when they walk up to a home or enter a backyard. The brown or yellow lawn that comes as a result of drought is very unappealing. One way to solve this issue while sticking to a water conservation plan is to install artificial grass. This article lists four benefits of installing artificial grass in a drought area.

Uses Less Water

The main reason artificial grass is an ideal solution for drought areas is due to the reduction in water use. During times of drought, water is highly conserved, which means that lawns often don’t receive any water at all until certain drought measures are lifted. Brown lawns leave people with the impression that a home is not cared for. But artificial grass provides a green look all year long without using any water at all. This is a significant advantage during a time when everyone in a community needs to comply with drought planning.

 It’s Allergy-Friendly

Anyone who has an outdoor allergy understands the need for fewer allergens in the air. Allergens from plants, grass, and other things make it difficult to enjoy being outside. Artificial grass means one less allergy to worry about. It does not carry any seeds or pollen like normal grass. So those with allergies can rest easy knowing that grass isn't causing an allergy. Say goodbye to frequent sneezing and itchy eyes and hello to nature as it's supposed to be 

Less to Maintain

Unlike real grass, artificial grass does not need to be mowed. This saves homeowners a good amount of time and energy in exchange. Artificial grass is generally low maintenance. The key to caring for an artificial lawn is to make sure it remains clean. This is particularly true when children or pets have been on the lawn. Using water to wash occasionally is a good way to take care of the issue. For other types of debris such as leaves and dirt, a blower will suffice.

Heat Resistant

Another enemy to grass aside from drought is the heat. Warm temperatures dry grass out, turn it brown, and increase its flammability. Artificial grass is resistant to these concerns. In addition to regular care, artificial grass does not need watering unless it’s needed to cool off the grass for those walking without shoes on the grass.

The decision to install artificial grass has a few advantages. It’s low maintenance and environmentally friendly. If it is installed in a high heat drought area, artificial grass withstands the heat easily. While it is an investment, areas going through extensive drought could benefit from the presence of artificial grass. With its reduced need for water, this kind of grass may help reduce drought and get a community through this period faster than other methods.

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