How artificial grass saves water for businesses and homeowners

Arizona Turf Depot is based in Arizona, and all of us living in the Sonoran Desert are aware of how precious water is. According to the Arizona State Climate Office, AZ is in its 27th year of a long-term drought. Lake Mead, a reservoir that makes up a large source of water for the Phoenix metro area, is at its lowest level in 85 years.

A perfect way to help conserve water used in landscaping is to eliminate natural grass. The average lawn will use 125 gallons of water per 1,000 square feet in one day. And that’s just for a normal lawn; the average golf course in Arizona will use about 450,000 gallons of water per day. That’s more than 160 million gallons per year, or as much as more than 3,000 individual Arizonans will use in that time. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average home in the U.S. uses 30% of its water outside

All of this also adds up in terms of costs. The more water you use, the higher the water bill. For residential customers and sports facilities like football fields, golf courses and baseball stadiums, it’s a great time to look at artificial turf. Today’s modern synthetic grass looks and feels much like the real thing. But the only water you’ll need is for quickly spraying it off when it needs cleaned. No more costly irrigation systems, no mor worries about leaky lines, nor replacing sprinkler heads. 

Replacing landscaping with artificial turf saves tens of thousands of gallons of water per year, potentially millions when used on a large-scale project such as a golf course. Using artificial grass can help companies meet their sustainability goals and reduce overall business costs.

Another advantage to artificial turf is its versatility for use on rooftops, patios, balconies, yards, sports fields, playgrounds, atriums, common areas and more. Technology has come a long way, with options for different shades of green, different levels of realism and different textures available to meet the needs of any project.

With a modern look that will leave viewers guessing whether your grass is real, there’s no reason not to switch from old, natural lawns. Local cities around the Valley are even offering money to replace your lawn; for example, Scottsdale offers rebates of up to $5,000 for single-family home grass removal and up to $30,000 for multifamily grass removal to help in the city’s water conservation efforts.

At Arizona Turf Depot, we have turf types to suit the needs of all businesses and homeowners. Whether you’re looking for a tough, durable turf design to fit a soccer field or a vibrant green style for a discerning homeowner’s lawn, we’ve got you covered. 

Visit or call Arizona Turf Depot at our West Valley showroom, 14131 N. Rio Vista Blvd., Suite 9, Peoria, AZ 85381 (623) 388-3389, or contact us at our recently opened Mesa location, 7645 E. Ray Road, Suite 101, Mesa, AZ 85212, (480) 690-5591. Our experienced team is happy to help you find the right synthetic grass for your needs.  

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