Wednesday, 06 January 2010 15:46
NewGrass- Water Conservation & Reduced Lawn Care EmissionsWritten by Jason Fitzgerald
I never thought I would be writing about artificial grass being a better choice for the environment. But there is clear research that if you live in a dry climate or somewhere that needs to conserve water, artificial grass like NewGrass can be the better choice for you. The artificial stuff needs no gas-powered lawnmowers or weedwackers and requires no fertilizer and water! That can equate to a lot of savings as some estimates put the water usage of real lawns upwards of 20,000 or more gallons of water a year! In fact, a study by Sweden's Stockholm University found that an hour's worth of mowing resulted in about the same amount of emissions as driving a car 93 miles. The carbon sequestration abilities of real grass is probably negated by the mowing and fertilizers used to maintain it. Fertilizers not only pollute waterways, but require a lot of energy to produce. In light of this information, it's important to take stock of your lawn care habits and the climate of your area. If you tend to mow your lawn frequently, use fertilizer, water it daily, and think water conservation is important in your region, then perhaps NewGrass is right for your situation. It's probably not only good for the climate, but it's an investment that will start saving you money in reduced maintenance and water costs. NewGrass is a company committed to providing an alternative when a real lawn is not viable. Moreover, their partnership with Carbonfund.org is offsetting the carbon emissions from their offices, travel, and employee commuting. Interested in learning more? To learn more, you can visit the NewGrass website.
Published in carbonfree blog