December 22, 2021

Discover why turf makes sense in areas that have a limited water supply.

Interested in a water-wise grass alternative? Look no further! Artificial turf gives you drought-tolerant grass that looks great year round. Now, let’s think about the effort that necessary in maintaining an organic lawn.


It’s easy to see that one of the neediest plants is grass. Grass is very sensitive and must have a tremendous amount of upkeep, especially in drought-prone areas.

Significant Water Use

The EPA estimates that about one third of all public water usage goes to watering grass. Wow! Watering a lawn in the east, won’t be as important as in the west to keep it alive. That’s because of differences in climate. Humidity levels are usually higher in the east thus slowing down evaporation. Meanwhile, the western region of North America receives much less rainfall resulting in lower relative humidity, resulting in crispier lawns.

Toxic Chemicals

Most lawn owners also use herbicides, fertilizers, and pesticides to keep weeds and pests under control. But these chemicals come with heavy consequences. They are not only expensive, but they are dangerous to people, pets, and the environment. Toxins can leech into waterways and even in our foo sources through rainwater runoff. These poisons wash off lawns into storm sewers and eventually flow into streams, creeks, rivers, and water basins.

Save Time

No matter which approach you take to keeping your lawn manicured, it takes away the most precious resource we have — time. The average American homeowner spends about 70 hours per year on lawn and garden care, according to the American Time Use Survey.


Get used to water-efficient landscaping and sustainable lawns with artificial grass. Here are just a few reasons why you should install drought-resilient artificial turf.

Water Conservation

Drought-resistant and water-wise grass landscaping saves an immense amount of water. It’s even more true in areas where water is limited and metered. The EPA states the typical American family uses 320 gallons of water a day, and about 30% dedicated to outdoor uses. Nationwide, landscape irrigation is believed to account for approximately 1/3 of all residential water use which totals almost 9 billion gallons a day. With water scarcity becoming a bigger and bigger problem, it is critical to conserve where we can.

Reduce Pollution

With artificial grass, you will be able to feature an eco-friendly landscape design that doesn’t require any weed-killing chemicals, fertilizers, and poisonous products to take care of pests. This cuts down on water pollution and you will save money in the long run. As a bonus, you’ll cut your carbon emissions by eliminating the need to run gas-powered lawn mowers and trimmers.

Less Work

Our motto is less work, more play! By choosing artificial grass, you’ll have so much time back that used to go into maintaining your lawn. For most artificial grass installations, clearing leaves and pet debris only requires a leaf blower and a water hose. If you choose the HydroChill option, you will sometimes add water to your lawn, but hardly as much as you’d need to keep natural grass green.


Are you ready to enjoy a drought-proof lawn? Southwest Greens of Metro New York has a solution for you. Every project is custom designed, and installed by professionals, so you will never need to do any of the heavy lifting. Visit our gallery of synthetic lawns for inspiration and contact Southwest Greens of Metro New York today to get started.