December 22, 2021

Learn why turf is the right choice in areas that have a limited water supply.

Looking for a water-wise grass alternative? Look no further! Artificial turf gives you drought-tolerant grass that looks great all year. Now, let’s learn just how much goes into maintaining an organic lawn.


It’s easy to see that grass is needy. Grass is quite sensitive and must have a lot of upkeep, especially in drought-prone areas.

Significant Water Use

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that watering grass accounts for about one third of all public water usage. Wow! Watering a lawn in the east, is likely not as important as in the west to keep it alive. This is because of the very different climate. For example, humidity levels tend to be higher in the east which slows down the evaporation process. Meanwhile, the west receives a lot less rainfall resulting in lower humidity, resulting in crispier lawns.

Toxic Chemicals

Most lawn owners also use herbicides, fertilizers, and pesticides to keep weeds and pests from ruining their lawn. But these poisons come with a cost. Not only are they expensive, they also are dangerous to people, pets, and the environment. The chemicals can seep into waterways and in our foo sources through rainwater runoff. These poisons wash off lawns into storm sewers which flow into streams, creeks, rivers, and water basins.

Save Time

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


Say hello to water-efficient landscaping and sustainable lawns by selecting artificial grass. Here are a few of the reasons you should install drought-resilient artificial turf.

Water Conservation

Drought-resistant and water-wise grass landscaping helps save an immense amount of water. It’s particularly true in areas where water is limited and metered. The EPA states the average American family will use 320 gallons of water each day, and about 30% dedicated to outdoor uses. Across the country, landscape irrigation is estimated to account for nearly 1/3 of all residential water use, totaling about 9 billion gallons/day. With water scarcity becoming a bigger and bigger problem, it is crucial that we conserve wherever we can.

Reduce Pollution

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

Less Work

Less work, more play. That’s our motto! With artificial grass, you will regain so much time that you used to spend by maintaining your lawn. For most artificial grass installations, using a leaf blower and water hose to clear leaves and pet debris is enough to clean the surface . If you opt for the HydroChill option, you’ll sometimes have to add water to your lawn, but not nearly as much as you would need to keep natural grass green.


Are you ready to enjoy a drought-proof lawn? Southwest Greens of Michigan has an answer for you. All of our projects are custom designed, and professionally installed, so you won’t ever have to do any of the heavy lifting. Check out our gallery of synthetic lawns for inspiration and contact Southwest Greens of Michigan today to get started.