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Real Grass vs. Artificial Grass – Maintenance

By July 8, 2022September 20th, 2022No Comments
Maintaining your lawn in Las Vegas can be tough. Let’s face it; real grass is not natural to the desert. If you’re not planting native plants, like cactus, which store water within the plant itself, you will be tied to watering whatever you plant morning, noon, and night. With summer watering restrictions in place from the Southern Nevada Water Authority, this means no landscape irrigation between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm – and no watering at all on Sundays. That’s because every drop of water is precious under desert conditions.

Now imagine if all you had to do was walk out onto your lush expanse of green lawn, sit down in a lawn chair, and read the paper. That illustrates the difference between the sweaty toil of trying to maintain real grass in the desert versus maintaining artificial grass around your home.

Real Grass or Artificial Grass?

When you turn on the tap in your home, you may not think about the drought – but you should. The Colorado River, which flows into Lake Mead, is where our drinking water comes from. It is experiencing the worst drought in recorded history. In fact, the Southern Nevada Water Authority says Lake Mead has dropped 130 feet since the drought began in January 2000.

The drought has an obvious impact on anything you plant outside, from grass to the greenery around your home. While planting real grass and growing a lawn may be a labor of love, it is very laborious. A Southern Nevada resident’s lawn takes about two inches of watering a week. There’s fertilizing and spray for bugs, and each time you do this you introduce chemicals into an already harsh landscape. While mowing may be a chore you hire out to a landscaping company, keep in mind someone is going to be sweating it out over that grass for years to come.

Now compare this toil to the benefits of artificial grass. Fake turf is a real investment in your property. It provides you with the green expanse you’ve been seeking, combined with an environmentally friendly approach to maintaining the curb appeal of your home. You’ll save money not only on water but maintenance of the lawn. You won’t need to hire someone to fertilize and mow your lawn ever again because artificial turf is virtually maintenance-free. Your children and pets will be able to run and play on the grass, and you won’t have to worry about their feet tearing up the soil you have so carefully maintained.

Artificial Grass – Curb Appeal and Salability in Las Vegas

If you’re thinking about selling your home in Las Vegas, here is our best tip yet – adding artificial turf to your home will increase your curb appeal. How many potential homeowners do you really think will want to work as hard as you have to maintain a lawn in the desert heat? Adding a low-maintenance, environmentally friendly artificial grass lawn to your yard will help the salability of your home.

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