…up gallons and gallons of water. You may have seen our previous article in the “Water-Wise Gardening” category. We are not fans of vast expanses of grass unless it serves a useful purpose. Kids and animals can be the argument for a big lawn. Allergies can be a deal breaker. But, is there a compromise? Artificial grass has been around for quite a while. However, it was so cheesy, you could spot from a mileaway. Fake lawn, great… But there are now some pretty impressive options. Once again, at the AltBuild Show was a compelling product:http://www.aglgrassbykiktavi.com/This is an artificial lawn that does everything you want a lawn to do. It looks great, even up close, it’s good for kids and animals (even as the animal restroom), and more. No mowing, no watering, no weeding, no fertilizer (and so no toxic footprint), made with 100% recycled materials. Is it cheap? No. But do the math. Figure in all the costs of lawn maintenance (and don’t forget that lawn accounts for 32% of outside water use). The payback could make up for the cost fairly quickly. Check it out, but always compare to other vendors and their products. This one isn’t the only game in town, but it is a quality product. We’d like to hear about others you find.
Filed under: water-wise gardening on May 18th, 2008