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