Home improvement projects can often be at odds with the local Homeowners Association, so it’s important to know what’s allowed and what is not.

HOAs establish neighborhood rules through CC&Rs – Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions. These rules are meant to maintain consistency in the upkeep and aesthetic of the community. But the restrictions can often seem, well, restrictive.

As far as artificial grass installation goes, some places have it better than others. In the state of California, water conservation efforts have made it illegal for HOAs to prevent homeowners from installing artificial grass. So, that’s good news for all you Californians interested in artificial lawns.

For our other states with Purchase Green stores, it’s best to check with your HOA to see if replacing your real lawn with an artificial lawn is allowed. Regulations vary state-to-state, city-to-city, HOA-to-HOA.

And if your HOA does allow artificial grass, hooray! We would love to help you find the perfect artificial grass that fits within any restrictions set in place. Helping you find the most natural-looking, durable grass is our pleasure. Reach out to your local Purchase Green store or contact us here to get in touch with a PG rep. We’re always happy, helpful, and happy to help!

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Here’s a quick video about HOAs and artificial grass: