Installing artificial grass saves water for businesses and homeowners during drought

As spring arrives, businesses and homeowners turn their attention toward landscaping their properties. Using synthetic grass means the task of transforming winter-weary areas into lush, beautiful spring arbors is much, much easier. No seeding, no straw covering to keep the birds away, no waiting for grass to grow in all the bare patches, and for drought-stricken areas such as Arizona and the Southwest, no need for extra watering to get grass to grow.


The Southern Nevada Water Authority estimates a single square foot of natural grass requires 55 gallons of water annually to maintain. That means a typical 1,800-square-foot lawn uses about 99,000 gallons of water. The Synthetic Turf Council, a nonprofit organization founded in 2003 to promote the benefits worldwide of using artificial grass, estimates that synthetic turf sports fields save more than 3 billion gallons of water annually in the United States.

For a homeowner, the average annual savings is about $500 for water. In addition to reducing water usage, artificial turf requires no fertilizer to grow nor pesticides to keep away bugs. This also helps the environment by reducing the amount of chemicals seeping into groundwater or washing into water supplies.

If the environmental soundness hasn’t swayed you that artificial turf is a great investment, then the convenience and low maintenance should.  Once artificial grass is installed, it has a life expectancy of 15-25 years, depending somewhat on how much usage the area gets. Caring for synthetic grass landscaping usually means a quick hosing off with a garden hose or sweeping to remove debris. That’s it. No mowing, weeding, seeding, or watering.

Spring is a perfect time to consider shifting from natural grass to artificial turf before natural lawns have started to come out of dormancy. To determine what type of synthetic grass would work best, seek the expert advice from our team at Arizona Turf Depot at our offices in Mesa or Peoria.

We offer different styles of artificial turf suitable for yards, landscaping, poolside, patios, balconies, sports fields, pets, and children’s play areas. Visit our showrooms to see samples and choose the type of water-saving turf that will work best in your landscape project.

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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