December 22, 2021

Find out why turf is the smart choice in areas that have a limited water supply.

Interested in a water-wise grass alternative? Look no further! Synthetic turf can give you drought-tolerant grass that continues to look amazing all year long. Let’s learn everything that is involved with maintaining a regular lawn.


It’s easy to argue that grass is needy. Grass is quite sensitive and requires a lot of upkeep, especially if you live where drought is common.

Significant Water Use

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that watering grass accounts for about one third of all public water usage. That’s a lot! Watering a lawn in the east is likely not as necessary to keep it alive as it is in the west. This is because the climate is so different. Humidity levels tend to be higher in the east and slow down evaporation. Meanwhile, the west receives far less rainfall and has lower humidity levels and crispier lawns.

Toxic Chemicals

Many lawn owners also use pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers to keep weeds and bugs at bay. But these chemicals come with a cost. They are not only expensive, they are also dangerous to people, pets, and the environment. Toxins can get into waterways and end up in our foo through stormwater runoff. All of these poisons wash off lawns into storm sewers and eventually flow into streams, creeks, rivers, and water basins.

Save Time

No matter what method you use to keep your lawn manicured, it takes away the most precious resource you have — time. The typical homeowner spends about 70 hours a year on lawn and garden care, according to the American Time Use Survey.


Welcome water-efficient landscaping and sustainable lawns with artificial grass. Here are some reasons to install drought-resilient artificial turf.

Water Conservation

Drought-resistant and water-wise grass landscaping will help you save an huge amount of water. This is especially true for limited water areas where the water ismetered. According to the EPA, the average American family will go through 320 gallons of water per day, with 30% devoted to outdoor uses. Nationwide, landscape irrigation is believed to account for approximately 1/3 of all residential water use which adds up to about 9 billion gallons/day. With water scarcity becoming a bigger and bigger problem, it is vital to conserve wherever possible.

Reduce Pollution

With artificial grass, you can highlight an eco-friendly landscape design where you won’t need to applyrequiring no weed-killing chemicals, fertilizers, or toxic products to repel pests. This cuts down on water pollution and you will save money long-term. Even better, you will cut your carbon emissions by never needing to operate gas-powered lawnmowers and trimmers.

Less Work

Our motto is less work, more play! When you install artificial grass, you’ll have so much time back that you used to spend by maintaining your lawn. For most artificial grass installations, a leaf blower and water hose is enough to clean the surface . If you choose the HydroChill option, you will sometimes have to add water to your lawn, but not nearly as much as you would have to for keeping natural grass green.


Ready for a drought-proof lawn? Southwest Greens of Eastern Washington has an answer for you. All of our projects are custom designed, and installed by professionals, so you won’t ever have to do any of the heavy lifting. Visit our gallery of synthetic lawns for inspiration and contact Southwest Greens of Eastern Washington today to get started.