Eco-friendly Landscaping In Southern California

Southern California is known worldwide for our perfect weather. It is genuinely shocking when we have weather patterns that take us outside of the seventies, and ample sunshine goes hand in hand with the outdoor lifestyle that southern California has come to be known by. We spend a great deal of time outside of our homes, either in parks, at the beach or in our yards. This is probably why having a nice place to call our own has become so important to us, and is why people immediately notice the amount of well-manicured lawns in places like Anaheim and Orange County. Once they had invented sprinklers, we had everything that we needed to grow a perfect lawn and enjoy our landscaping. The problems happen when even though you can do something, you suddenly can't do it. By this we are talking about the fact that we may have the weather and the money to pay for the sprinklers, but we sometimes run short on the water.

Southern California is in a drought, and we have been for the last few years. We have not been getting enough rainfall to fill up the reserves enough to assure that all citizens have access to drinking water, and because of that we are under watering restrictions for our landscaping. When it gets hot in the summertime, our lawns need more water in order to not get brown and die. But when there is a drought, we need to conserve that water for people and animals, so even if you can afford it you are not allowed to waste water on your lawn. Over the past two years many residents have seen their lawns die, and now over the winter they need to make a choice to either restore them and hope that the drought ends, or make a better choice.

Many residents of Anaheim and Orange County are choosing to remove their grass and to replace it with synthetic turf. Fake grass looks and feels just like real grass, only it is made out of plastic so it does not need to be watered in order to look good. This solves the issues of wasting water, and keeps our properties looking great. It also provides a perfect play area for children and pets, as well as a perfect ground covering for the areas where we spend time. These eco-friendly solutions may seem extreme, and when the drought is no longer happening may seem a little hollow, but when the water gets short again it will pay off. Are you going to throw your money away again trying to restore grass that just might die next summer, or are you going to be smarter this year and install artificial turf?