This article was written by Eddie Sanchez, owner of Faux Lawns of Texas.

Whether we like it or not, climate change issues are here to stay. With Mother Earth continuing to warm, natural disasters and other serious concerns are unfortunately going to be making the news for a long time to come.

Many areas of the world are experiencing more intense than usual storms, while others are dealing with drought-like conditions. This includes many areas of the western United States, where reservoirs are drying up and officials are getting more concerned by the day.

When droughts occur, one of the first ways that local and state officials address the situation is by curbing water use, particularly when it comes to outdoor activities like washing cars and watering lawns.

But with artificial grass, you don’t have to worry about such things as your beautiful, lush lawn is going to remain just as it is for as long as it’s a part of your property.

It’s estimated that 1,000-square-feet of natural grass needs more than 30,000 gallons of water every year to keep it looking its best. And that’s not taking into account the fact that many homeowners give their lawns much more water than they really need to.

Not needing water is one of the biggest benefits of artificial lawns, which also makes them drought resistant. So when your town or city imposes water restrictions due to drought conditions, your lawn will be the envy of the neighborhood.

Artificial grass will maintain its vibrant color regardless of what Mother Nature has in mind for you and your friends and neighbors. It’s maintenance-free for a reason, and part of this particular benefit is not having to hook up the water hose or sprinklers regularly.

Droughts cause many problems for local jurisdictions and some of them are inevitably going to need to be dealt with. But if you have an artificial lawn at your property, keeping your grass looking good won’t be one of them.

Your lawn will continue to look perfectly manicured, while your neighbors are either

1) stressing about the appearance of their lawns due to the lack of water or

2) breaking the law by watering their lawns in defiance of local mandates.

But in addition to keeping your lawn looking fantastic, you’ll also have the added benefit of helping the environment. You’ll be saving water, keeping harmful chemicals out of local aquifers and doing your own small part for the future betterment of the Earth.

The bottom line is that installing an artificial lawn on your property is an environmentally friendly option that will free up time normally spent on maintenance and upkeep of your yard and will also keep you from having to worry about drought-related mandates and legislation.

So get outside and enjoy your lawn any time of the year. You’re doing your part for the environment, while also reaping the benefits of a beautiful, maintenance-free lawn in your backyard.

Look into installing an artificial lawn today by reading articles on the Internet, visiting your favorite home improvement store or talking to friends and neighbors who have made the decision to adorn their property with artificial grass. There are many style of artificial grass to choose from, here is an example of sample artificial turf.

You may be surprised by the benefits of taking this step in your backyard. And when the time comes, choose a reputable company to visit your property for an estimate on converting your yard to an artificial lawn.

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