December 22, 2021

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

Looking for a water-wise grass alternative? You’ve found it! Artificial turf can give you drought-tolerant grass that stays green year round. Let’s find out everything that necessary in maintaining a natural lawn.


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

Significant Water Use

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that about one third of all public water usage goes to watering grass. That’s a lot of water! Watering a lawn in the east, may not be as vital as in the west to keep the grass alive. That’s because the climate is so different. For example, humidity levels tend to be higher in the east which slows down water evaporating. Meanwhile, the western region of the US receives far less rainfall and has lower humidity and crispier lawns.

Toxic Chemicals

A majority of lawn owners also use pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers to keep bugs and weeds at bay. 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 seep into waterways and in our foo supply through rainwater runoff. All of these chemicals wash off lawns into storm sewers which flow into streams, creeks, rivers, and water basins.

Save Time

No matter how you keep your lawn trimmed, it uses the most precious resource we have — time. The average 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 by selecting artificial grass. Here are just a few reasons you should make the switch to drought-resilient artificial turf.

Water Conservation

Drought-resistant and water-wise grass landscaping lets you save an immense amount of water. It is notably true for limited water areas where the water ismetered. The EPA states the typical American family will go through 320 gallons of water each day, about 30% dedicated to outdoor uses. Coast to coast, landscape irrigation is estimated to account for nearly a third of all residential water use, totaling nearly 9 billion gallons every day. With water scarcity becoming a bigger and bigger issue, it is critical to conserve where possible.

Reduce Pollution

With artificial grass, you’ll be able to highlight an eco-friendly landscape design with no weed-killing chemicals, fertilizers, and poisonous products to address pests. This cuts down on water pollution and you’ll save money long-term. As a bonus, you’ll reduce your carbon emissions by never needing to use gasoline-powered lawn mowers or trimmers.

Less Work

Our motto is less work, more play! By choosing artificial grass, you will gain so much time back that you used to spend by maintaining your lawn. For most artificial grass projects, using a leaf blower and water hose to clear leaves and pet debris is enough to clean the surface . If you opt for our HydroChill option, you will sometimes have to add water to your lawn, but hardly as much as you’d have to use to keep natural grass green.


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