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As California’s drought continues, residents are doing their part, sometimes creatively, to conserve water. Gov. Jerry Brown recently admitted to skipping showers to cut down on his water use, but addressing California’s water crisis will take more than that. (more…)
Burbank Water and Power recently expanded its “Go Native” program, offering Burbank residents up to a $3 per square foot rebate when they convert their lawns to synthetic grass. The expanded rebate coupled with the low maintenance of artificial grass and the ongoing California drought make this summer a great time to convert your lawn. (more…)
As the California drought continues its onslaught on the state’s water supply, the discussion surrounding what to do about it is shifting from a singular focus over what needs to happen right now to an added concern regarding the state’s long-term sustainability and water needs.
What if rain and snowfall never return to pre-drought levels? What if the drought is California’s new status quo?
Gold Out of Straw
When the unlucky heroine of a classic fairy tale is forced to spin straw into gold due to a careless lie her father tells the king, it is only through the magical, overnight, straw-spinning abilities of the little imp, Rumplestiltskin, that she is able to satisfy the king and save her own skin.
And while you may be wondering what danger, royalty, and deadlines have to do with artificial grass remnants, it turns out they–like the straw in the story– can be “spun” into a wide variety of useful applications and require no more magic than a handful of tools and some free time.
After an arduous process of revision and consideration, the Water Resources Control Board of California is rolling out emergency regulations to meet Governor Jerry Brown’s mandatory 25% decrease in water usage.
There once was a gardener whose time and energy were in increasingly short supply. Long days in the office, coupled with a lengthy commute found her weary and worn at the end of each day.
While she longed to till up a bit of the earth around her home to make way for plants whose yield would mean salads, stews and cobblers, she found her free time taken up instead with the diligent maintenance of her lawn. She longed to sink her trowel into rich, black soil on a quest for healthy plants. She daydreamed of tender pea tendrils, canary yellow squash blossoms and fat, juicy tomatoes nestled among climbing vines.
The first step in creating an elegant, drought-resistant lawn is selecting the right turf for your application. After that, it’s time to decide which installation method to go with. While some homeowners choose to go the DIY route and install their own lawns, many people opt to go the route of hiring a professional installer. (more…)
California is in the middle of a water crisis. NASA’s top water scientists, Jay Famiglietti, announced that California has a single year’s supply of water left in its reservoirs. While California’s lawmakers aren’t new to the experience of drought – in 1977 a similar water shortage struck the state – unlike previous crises, the present shortage is not deemed as the result of cyclical climate patterns. The drought duration and long-term effects are uncertain, Governor Jerry Brown is cracking down on water usage statewide, and meanwhile, water-saving products and lifestyles among Californians continue to gain popularity. (more…)
There’s no doubt about it, the artificial grass ship has sailed. Homeowners are rapidly warming up to the idea synthetic lawns both because of its investment wise components and its environment wise components. A surprising trend is beginning to surface, too – a growing awareness that there is a touch of the unnatural in natural lawns (queue the Dr. Evil pinky finger with the word *unnatural*):
Fading are the days when you could tell the difference between synthetic grass and natural grass. Today, artificial turf can be just as beautiful as a natural lawn, but a more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly investment. It’s more versatile, too, providing for a variety of breeds unattainable with a natural lawn: (more…)