You have hear the expression before if you live in Las Vegas, that “its a desert out there, conserve water.” The reason that it is so necessary to keep this expression in our minds is because there is a limited supply of water in the desert, and it is getting more limited all the time. If you have been to Lake Mead over the past few years, you will notice that there are white lines on the rocks that look like a bathtub ring. This is the level that the water was at in years past, and illustrates how quickly we lose water in reserve. Even though Lake Mead looks huge, you must realize that it serves water for millions of people and animals, and is critical for our survival as a community. If we run out, there simply is no more. This brings up the critical aspect of the advertising campaign that keeps us aware of our climate, that just because water is available doesn’t mean that it always will be. Just because you can afford to pay your water bills does not mean that you should waste water. One of the biggest wastes of water in the desert is the maintenance on a lawn. Grass is not natural for our type of environment, and will need upwards of 55 gallons of water every year just to stay alive per square foot. This is 55 gallons of water that could be used to provide people and animals with drinking water in an emergency.
If you have a grass lawn in Las Vegas, you are implored by the community to rethink your choice. You have attempted to construct an environment that cannot survive without artificial water supplies, which are in short supply. If you are wasting water in order to simply keep a lawn alive for looks, you are not helping our community. If you absolutely must see green when you look out your window, why not try artificial turf instead? This synthetic plastic product perfectly mimics real grass in its look and feel, and if installed by a professional using a weed barrier and compacted underfill material, it will be a safe and stable cushioned surface for children and pets. It will achieve the look that you are seeking only without using water to do so, and you will save on both your watering bills and your landscaping bills every month if you have it installed. If you are open to other considerations, xeriscaping and desert landscaping are perfect for our climate as well, as they use beautiful elements from the desert in order to create a unique and dramatic landscape without the use of water.
If you are ready to consider removing your grass and replacing it with artificial turf, call Desert Greenscapes today in order to receive a free estimate on your job. We can also help you with the government programs that will rebate your installation up to 2 dollars per square foot, making it both affordable and beautiful at the same time.