Las Vegas is in the middle of the desert. The reason that the city was born the first place is because it was a perfect stopover for people traveling across the desert. Before there was air travel, anyone who wanted to get to California from the East Coast need to travel across the desert. This was a difficult and long trip that was quite dangerous if you ran short on supplies. This is why at just about the halfway point across the desert, a place was needed where travelers could restock and rest before continuing their journey. Las Vegas became that place, and after a while it became a destination onto itself as well as being a stopover. People became enthralled by the fact that in the middle of the desert a place could exist that was not only comfortable, it was also luxurious. This was mainly due to gambling revenues that came into the city, as well as the fact that the casinos themselves fashioned their brands as an oasis in the desert. It became a kind of legend that you come across the desert and then find this luxurious and lush place. After a while, people began to take the same attitude with their homes. They began to try and create a lush atmosphere otherwise could not exist in the desert if it was not for human interaction. They began to install plants and other things could not survive in the desert if we had not created an artificial environment to sustain them. Grass is a perfect example of this kind of attitude. There is no way the grass could exist naturally in the desert, but just a simple drive through Las Vegas shows acres of grass around people’s homes. Unfortunately, this is a mistake that must be corrected.
Having grass around your home as a purely decorative element is wasteful. Water is always at a premium in the desert, and for the last number of years we have faced drought conditions where our reservoirs are getting dangerously low. This means that we must participate as a collective society to save water. There are many people who have no other source of water aside from the public drinking supply, and it is unfair for us to potentially waste that water on pure decoration. This is why the government forces us to conserve through different types of programs. These can range from fines that are levied upon those the waste water right up to rebates for water conservation practices. One of the most logical things that people can do in Las Vegas to conserve water and still have their home look beautiful is to install artificial turf. This is a means of simulating of the look of real grass without needing to waste our precious water resources to keep it alive. Synthetic turf isn’t alive in the first place and there are doesn’t need a drop of water to maintain its look. Be a good member of Las Vegas society, don’t waste water.