Saving Water, One Lawn At A Time

You hear about it in the news, on TV, and basically on every corner of the internet. Water is a resource that needs to be preserved. This isn’t “news” to anyone, but it seems like you’ve done all you could do. You’ve set a timer for the shower, you stopped pre-rinsing dishes as much before putting them in the dishwasher. Heck, you’ve even cut down on your succulent collection. It seems like you’ve done everything imaginable cut down on your water usage. What else can one person do?

Think about sprinklers. They usually go off around the same time every day, usually during the hours you’re asleep. When a system runs automatically, especially during a time when most people aren’t even awake, it can be easy to forget how much water it’s using. Fortunately, there is a cheaper and much more energy-efficient alternative.

In this article, we’d like to highlight NoMow Turf. A fantastic company that is helping to keep Orange County drought-free by offering high-quality turf installation. Now I know what you’re thinking. Turf? Like the stuff they put on soccer fields made of tire and plastic? No way, that stuff always looks super fake.

Now that may have been the case in the past, but the astroturf industry has made leaps and bounds since its original prototypes and NoMow Turf is at the leading edge of this. When the drought was at its worst in California, artificial plant companies were forced to improve the aesthetics of their products. This is good news for the customers since the fake plant industry garnered significantly more competition than it had been blessed with in the past — and the astroturf industry was no exception.

Now there is astroturf made to be so realistic that you can’t even tell the difference. And it may sound hard to believe; usually, you can pin fake lawns from a mile away. But think about the industries that have benefitted from the fake grass industry in your area — ever seen dying grass in Disneyland? Exactly.

Let’s think about how installing fake grass can save you money: of course, you pay for the product and installation, but after that? Nothing. No water bills inflating during the dry season, no need for de-snailing products, no need to purchase fertilizer for patches that don’t grow in as well. After that initial payment, your work here is done.

Let’s also look at the reasons most people don’t invest in turf: It will look super artificial and weird. People will think I’m fake ‘cause my grass is fake. Or won’t the pieces of rubber get loose from it and give away the “authentic” look?

In reality, people will appreciate the fact that you are saving water more than they appreciate the authenticity of your grass. And in response to the second reason, I can understand the source: how we maintain the outside of our house tends to be an outward projection of how we maintain ourselves. However, if you are already projecting the message that conserving water is important by having turf, wouldn’t that be a positive thing? Artificial turf in Orange County has been increasing in popularity in recent years, and it’s not just a fashion trend — it has turned into a statement of environmental consciousness.

So whether or not you would honestly consider the turf option for your home, you can’t deny that it would be a huge step in the environmentally friendly direction. Fortunately, the California drought is over; let’s hope that more people switch over to turf to keep it that way. We want to thank NoMow Turf for doing their part in helping to keep out county and state beautiful and fully watered.

NoMow Turf, Inc.

26674 Vista Terrace, Lake Forest, CA 92630

(855) 968-8873

Greener Pastures Await Right in Your Own Back Yard

Spring time is here! 

Studies have shown that spending more time outside can have a direct connection to one’s emotional aptitude and mental wellness. In fact, spending more time outside is the only natural way to receive Vitamin D, which is necessary for our nervous systems, and can cause major problems if left deficient. 

And what about those outdoor grilling lovers? So many people enjoy a good backyard barbecue but lack the surroundings for typical enjoyment. Why not choose to make your yard a place you can truly relax in and get back to nature?

This got us to thinking and we began researching the benefits of landscaping in San Diego. We came across five great ones that you can read about below and we found the business that is making waves in the industry.

Our featured company might just be the fix that you and your yard need, providing customized landscaping options to create the oasis of your dreams. Studies have shown that having your yard landscaped can provide many benefits, such as the following:

  • Making memories in a private outdoor space: Having a relaxing place to rest and catch up with your relatives in the outdoors can actually increase the amount of time the whole family spends outside.
  • People love a good outdoor venue: It is a fact that when you have a nice yard more of your friends will want to occupy that space with you because of how comforting and relaxing the feel is. This translates to you becoming the coolest neighbor around. After all, everyone loves the ‘hostess with the most-est.’
  • Property values: By taking the time to have your yard professionally landscaped you can actually increase the value of your home and property. Which means your initial investment can actually pay for itself even after leaving you feeling healthier, happier, and more at peace.
  • Positive effect on the outdoor environment: Usually, landscaping is done with such finesse that it increases the likelihood of other woodland creatures coming to enjoy your outdoor space, as well. This means more birds if you happen to be a bird watcher, or possibly squirrels, chipmunks and other smaller creatures. When land is prepared for its climate it can reduce stormwater drainage and runoff or other natural erosion that could lead to additional, costly repairs down the road. Mulching, and laying sod can also prevent flooding when those spring downpours that April brings finally begin.
  • Ability to enjoy yourself without judgment: So, what if you enjoy that cold brewski at noon, if the sun is shining you should be able to right? Of course, and with a well-manicured back yard you’ll be able to do so at any time of the day without facing scrutiny from onlookers. What about old Rover? Taking your dog to the park may be a good day adventure, but what if you want to enjoy some fetch without having to walk too far or make a dreaded commute through traffic just to have to leash your dog once you get there?

To accomplish all of this it takes a top-notch landscaping company. San Diego is full of imitators, but luckily for you, we have found the very best. If you would like to transform your ordinary backyard into the envy of all of your neighbors then you need to get in contact with:

Torrey Pines Landscape Co.

(858) 454-1433