Living in a modern society doesn't mean endless resources. As modern citizens, we should develop a way of thinking and act for a sustainable future. The use of water should be included in these plans as well. As you already know, the Planet is suffering because of gas emissions, and as temperatures are rising, above average values, the levels of water are diminishing. It is why some areas, which never had water supply issues in the past, now face periods of drought. It is up to us to make the changes that will ensure enough and clean water for the generations to come.
A smart usage of water does not only mean lower bills, but will also ensure sufficient water supplies to pass drought periods, if they come. The things we can do to contribute to this change is the way we manage our household. There are many aspects we can avoid or improve, in order to minimize water consumption. Take turf for instance. It is great to have it around the house, but it needs a lot of time and resources to maintain the green aspect of it. And even in the months when rains are scarce, you will need to water it if you want to keep its aesthetic character. The larger the area of turf is, the more water you will need for maintenance. By simply not watering the lawn will bring significant changes to your bills. You will have a good amount of money which you can save, each month, which is money that can avoid being spent.
There is a solution to keep your lawn green and to avoid spending your money on water. Today, there are excellent alternatives to natural turf, and that is the artificial grass or artificial turf. It is soft, with a pleasant green color, and it replicates all the details of a real grass. And the best part of the synthetic grass is that it does not need any maintenance or watering. Quality products look so good that it will be very hard to tell that it is fake grass. Before picturing it as a hard plastic mass, you should see for real how artificial turf looks like. You might be surprised of its aesthetic aspect and the fact that is very soft to touch. Your water bill will drastically chance, giving you some spare money, which you can save or use to something else. And you will also help saving water, by having a responsible behavior towards sustainable development....
Why is fake grass still illegal in certain California cities? In Sacramento for instance fake grass is prohibited in front lawns and has been so since 1984 when fake grass hadn't progressed to the point it has now. Back then, it looked tacky, but now it's virtually indistinguishable from real grass. It even has the brown thatching underneath the fibers. But now Sacramento's ban is no longer enforced.
Sacramento District 4 Director Consuelo Hernandez has stated that "Currently artificial turf is prohibited by ordinance, however, given the current drought situation, it's not being actively enforced. Residents are not required to have live turf in their front yard under city code, but if they want to deviate they can put in half concrete or rock or paver-type materials and half live vegetation such as shrubs, plants, trees. Again, if they install artificial turf in the front yard, which at this point there have only been a few homes doing this the last couple years, code is not being enforced."
Further, Sacramento City Council Member Steven says that he's actively trying to get fake grass legalized for front yards too.
Just one more indication that fake grass will soon be accepted not only by city officials, but by popular opinion as well....