Do you recommend putting in artificial turf to save water?
Replacing your lawn is a big step. Synthetic turf is one option for lawn replacement. It can be great for areas that are high traffic, don’t get a lot of sun and grass or plants have trouble growing, or that doesn’t get easy water like a parking strip.

There are a few things to consider that might make artificial turf less ideal for your landscape. If placed over a large area, synthetic turf can create a heat island, while mulch and plants help retain soil moisture. We often recommend using mulch and low water use plants so that you can help avoid these heat islands and maintain an environment that is closer to nature.

Using artificial turf is a personal preference. If you would like to learn more about mulch and low water use plants, please get in touch with us. We have landscape design consultations and you can see plants for yourself in our Garden.

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1. Does CBWCD provide rebates for artificial turf or other turf removal?
2. Do you recommend putting in artificial turf to save water?
3. How do I get started trading my thirsty lawn for a more drought-tolerant landscape?
4. How do I kill existing turf to be replaced by drought tolerant plant materials?
5. Do I have to plant all California natives in order to save water?
6. Do California native plants require extensive soil amendments and fertilizers?
7. Are all California native plants drought tolerant?
8. What types of irrigation do drought tolerant landscapes require?
9. Can I water plants with water from the washer?