According to KCRA, Bureau of Land Management crews have begun welding together pieces of 18-inch diameter pipe and using machines to snake the pipe down the face of Folsom Dam and into Folsom Lake, a key state reservoir that provides drinking water to thousands in the Sacramento region. Folsom Lake is nearing historic low water levels as a result of the ongoing drought in California. (more…)
Artificial Grass Information & Blog
The Purchase Green Blog shares our artificial grass information such as artificial grass installation, what is the best artificial grass, where to buy artificial grass, DIY artificial grass projects, events & more!
By Chad Vander Veen
Purchase Green Marketing and Communications Manager
Artificial grass is awesome! We certainly think so and the customers we help everyday seem to agree! But like anything that is in such high demand, there are a lot people asking good questions. Whether on social media or in the news, people are curious about artificial grass. One of the questions we often hear is about crumb rubber – specifically people want to know what it is and whether it’s safe. (more…)
The industry’s leading artificial grass company to add locations in San Clemente and San Diego.
SAN DIMAS, CALIF., August 18, 2015 — Purchase Green, the premier supplier of artificial grass, announced it will be expanding to 12 locations. Two new stores will be opening in September in San Clemente, Calif., and in San Diego, enabling even more homeowners to have a beautiful, lush green lawn that can save homeowners over 700,000 gallons of water in its useful lifetime. (more…)
So a little while ago you were considering artificial grass to beautify you home – easy decision, right?
No water, no maintenance (well, a tiny bit) and it looks great all year round. It even pays for itself in a few years and then…well the savings really start piling up after that. You’ll save water and help contribute to combating the drought. An easy decision. But now you’re off to your local Purchase Green store and, wham, 27 varieties of grass to choose from. How do you decide? (more…)
If you’ve been considering artificial grass but haven’t committed to the idea, you’re not alone. Many people today are giving serious thought to artificial grass as a means to save money, save water and minimize the environmental toll of traditional lawns. If you’re on the fence, take a quick look at the Top 7 Reasons to Make the Switch to artificial grass.
1. Artificial Grass Pays for Itself: When considering savings on landscape irrigation and landscape maintenance, the typical artificial grass installation pays for itself within 3 to 5 years when compared to a natural lawn. (more…)
The city of Westlake Village, which sits between Los Angeles County and Ventura County, recently approved a new ordinance that regulates the type of artificial grass property owners can install, sets minimum standards and provides guidance to property owners as to permissible materials.
The ordinance, approved by the Westlake Village city council, goes into effect in September and is intended to promote water conservation while maintaining a high appearance standard. (more…)
In our current environmental and economic climate, making the transition to turf is a responsible, attractive, and just plain smart bet, but if you live in California the pot just got a little sweeter thanks to expansions in California American Water’s rebate policy. (more…)
No one in California is a stranger to the fact that the state is in the midst of the worst drought on record. Recently, the California Department of Water Resources released a video that adds significant visual punch to the reality of the water shortage. The video features aerial imagery of three strategic state reservoirs – Folsom, Shasta and Oroville – and serves as a powerful reminder of the crisis in the Golden State. (more…)
As the drought in California continues, some old ideas about water are getting a much needed second-look. In particular, some lawmakers are working to modernize existing laws governing artificial grass. California Assembly member Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) has been working legislation to promote water-saving solutions through state government for several years. Gatto’s most recent effort, Assembly Bill 1194, recently reached an important milestone on its path to becoming law when it was passed by a 9-0 vote by the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water.
In many jurisdictions in California, it used to be that installing artificial grass was strongly discouraged, if not outright forbidden. Municipal code, HOAs and other means of oversight have for years prevented some Californians from installing artificial grass. If passed, AB 1194 would prohibit a city, including a charter city, county, and city and county, from enacting or enforcing any ordinance or regulation that prohibits the installation of synthetic grass or artificial turf on residential property.
Today, as property owners, 55 million homeowners invest in residential developments that are guided and governed by the rules and regulations of city, county, community, co-op or homeowner associations.
These governing bodies help to ensure, for the good of the whole community, that the development and overall look and feel of the property matures gracefully and grows in value, with time, protecting your investment. (more…)