Why Orange County Residents are Turning to Artificial Grass
California’s depleted reservoirs, water bill spikes, and regulations have placed a heavy burden on the Orange County homeowner. This is why Orange County is turning toward artificial grass as a solution to help our beloved state conserve water. On November 15th, 2023 The California Department of Water Resource gave $38 million to the Metro Water District in efforts to encourage the replacement of sod with water-efficient landscaping. Our need to conserve water is dire as apparent in the lengths that California government officials & agencies are going to make that happen.
On average, a Californian resident uses 80-100 gallons of water per day. Yes, you read that correctly, per person 80-100 gallons per day. A large portion of this water is used up from bathing, but the majority of water usage per household goes to landscaping and irrigation. Lawns and gardens, though visually appealing, can be water-intensive especially in Orange County.
California faces significant water challenges with a growing population, climate variability, and periodic droughts placing stress on water resources. Understanding the importance of water conservation is crucial, not only for individual households but for the collective well-being of the State. This is why artificial grass has emerged as a compelling solution for conserving water and saving money, particularly in Southern California which is facing scarcity challenges. The primary reasons behind its effectiveness lie in its water-free maintenance and long-term cost benefits.
Turf requires no watering to maintain its lush green appearance all year round. In contrast, natural lawns demand substantial amounts of water especially in arid or drought-prone areas like Southern California. By eliminating the need for regular irrigation, synthetic grass significantly reduces overall water consumption, easing the strain on local water supplies, and Orange County residents’ wallets.
Wilson Greens’ artificial grass remains resilient in the face of drought conditions. While natural lawns may wither and require increased watering during dry spells, synthetic grass maintains its vibrant look without relying on continuous water input. This durability contributes to water conservation efforts during periods of water scarcity.
Maintaining a natural lawn involves ongoing expenses such as mowing, fertilizing, and pest control. Artificial grass, once properly installed, incurs minimal maintenance costs. This long-term financial advantage is why Orange County homeowners are turning to artificial grass as not only a water conservation effort, but money conservation as well.
With the precarious climate conditions of Southern California, strict water restrictions have been put into place, and will continue to be enforced leaving residents with more limitations and higher costs. This will make maintaining a natural lawn more challenging. Artificial grass provides a practical solution, allowing Orange County residents to enjoy green spaces without violating water usage regulations. Nothing is better than hearing clients tell us how much money they are saving on their water bill after we have installed a beautiful synthetic grass lawn for them. We at Wilson Greens know that means they are not only saving money, but thousands of gallons of California’s most precious resource. That’s a good feeling.