The desert is a harsh place where there just isn’t enough water to sustain much life. Just one simple look at our landscape shows you how bad the situation is with regards to natural rainfall. All of the plants that you’ll see in the desert have the same kind of look, been lower the ground and not overly green. This is because they’ve adapted to the lack of rainfall in a way that grasses have not. One of the biggest mistakes that people have made in Las Vegas is to attempt to transition the landscape into something that it cannot be in a natural state. By bringing in grass that needs lots of water in order to survive, the only thing that we can do is to provide artificial watering systems that will keep it alive. While there’s nothing wrong with this, problems do arise whenever the water that is being used on plants is potentially running out for people. Whenever you face a situation where a resource is running low, the first thing that you need to do is stop the wasting of that resource. In Las Vegas, unfortunately water is not unlimited, and during drought times we must cut back on the amount of water that is wasted. Having grass lawns is one of the biggest wasters of water in the Las Vegas area. We must get rid of this idea that in order to have a beautiful landscape, you have to have lush and green grass. Desert landscaping can be just as beautiful and not waste the water like grass does.
If you absolutely must have a ground covering that looks like grass, is best to look into synthetic turf solutions as opposed to installing real sod. This is because as the water crisis becomes more clear, ultimately we’re going to have to watch that grass die because we need the water for people and animals. Even though we may have the ability to afford it, sometimes we must make sacrifices specifically because others will suffer if we do not. We also must do this as a collective society, and not make any exceptions for some and not for others. If some are allowed to waste water, they eventually everyone will and we will have a dangerous situation. This is why installing synthetic turf will allow you to have the same clean and lush and look without wasting the water that we need. Installing this kind of synthetic turf will allow you to improve the look and value of your home while also saving money every month that would be allocated towards water bills and landscaping. We will also conserve water so that there is no need to worry about running out during a desperate time. Only two acting together are we going to avoid a potential crisis situation. This means that when you finally see your grass die, you should not try to restore it. Instead, invest that money into artificial turf.