Had a walk around the spring home and garden show at the Mac Park sports and events centre today. Lots of interesting and good booths. One that particularly jumped out, given our community conversation on water metres and pesticide use, was a company called Synlawn.
These folks offer all sorts of artificial grass. Initially, this sounded quite icky and wrong to me, but after giving some of their samples the feel test, I think this stuff feels pretty much like the real thing.
Apparently, about 3 times more to install, but over times, a money saver. No water, pesticides, OR MOWING needed. I know how much most folks love mowing.
These types of products might offer a good meeting point between those who want green lawns and more money in their pocket, and those who want to reduce water and pesticide use. Even more beneficial perhaps for those struggling with all these concerns all at once.