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…)
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!
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…)
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.
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.