December 22, 2021

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

Looking for a water-wise grass alternative? You’ve got it! Artificial turf gives you drought-tolerant grass that continues to look amazing all year. Now, let’s learn the effort that is involved with maintaining a natural lawn.


It’s easy to argue that grass is needy. Grass is incredibly sensitive and needs a lot of upkeep, especially if you live in areas prone to drought.

Significant Water Use

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that about one third of all public water usage goes to watering grass. Wow! Watering a lawn in the east, is likely not as necessary as in the west to keep the grass alive. This is because of differences in climate. One reason is humidity levels are higher in the east which slows down evaporation. Meanwhile, the western region of the US receives far less rainfall resulting in lower humidity levels and crispier lawns.

Toxic Chemicals

Most lawn owners also use pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers to keep bugs and weeds under control. But these toxins come with a cost. Not only are they expensive, but they are dangerous to people, pets, and the environment. The toxins can leech into waterways and in our foo through stormwater runoff. All of these poisons wash off lawns into storm sewers ending up in 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 we have — time. The typical homeowner 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 with artificial grass. Here are just a few reasons to install drought-resilient artificial turf.

Water Conservation

Drought-resistant and water-wise grass landscaping helps save an huge amount of water. This is especially true in areas where water is limited and metered. According to the Environmental Protection Agency the typical American family will go through 320 gallons of water every day, and about 30% used outdoors. Coast to coast, landscape irrigation is estimated to account for almost one-third of all residential water use which adds up to about 9 billion gallons a day. With water scarcity becoming more and more prevalent, it is crucial that we conserve everywhere we can.

Reduce Pollution

With artificial grass, you will be able to highlight an eco-friendly landscape design with no application of weed-killing chemicals, fertilizers, or poisonous products to address pests. This helps prevent water pollution and you will save money long-term. Even better, you’ll lower your carbon emissions by never needing to run gasoline-powered lawnmowers and trimmers.

Less Work

Our motto is less work and more play! With artificial grass, you will gain so much time back that you no longer spend maintaining your lawn. For most artificial grass installations, clearing leaves and pet debris only requires a leaf blower and a water hose. If you select our HydroChill option, you’ll sometimes have to add water to your lawn, but hardly as much as you would have to use keeping natural grass green.


Ready for a drought-proof lawn? Southwest Greens Flagstaff has an answer for you. Every installation is custom designed, and installed by professionals, so you’ll never have to do any of the heavy lifting. Visit our gallery of synthetic lawns for inspiration and contact Southwest Greens Flagstaff today to get started.