A little dry?


Is your once beautiful front lawn now just a sea of dead grass and weeds from dehydration?  You are not alone!  The California drought has been a killer on our once green state.  But how can you  have a nice looking yard without getting fined from the water company and the State?

I’m sure you have heard a lot about “lawn painting” by now.  Real Estate Agents have been using this method for a few years now to try to spruce up foreclosed homes.  The result is good, but temporary.  What are your other options?

Alfresco-copyWhen it comes to brown spots and dead grass, artificial grass is the most ideal solution to any lawn, especially over grass paint. Grass paint, a short-term solution, may seem appealing because of its quick gratification and fast results, however, such results do not last. synthetic grass, on the other hand, is the long-term lawn solution that prevents discoloration and dead spots. Though the initial investment may be significantly more than that of painted grass, its overall return on investment is relatively short and can thus help you to accrue valuable savings over the years. artificial turf also yields many more benefits, including being eco-friendly. In dealing with concerns such as dry and dead grass, it is ideal to fully consider the long lasting solution as opposed to a simple quick fix.

Extreme weather climates, overwatering, pet damage, and lack of maintenance time are all contributors to the unsightly yards we all cringe at the sight of. Brown spots, weeds, and barren areas are a common concern for many households. Therefore, for a fast, easy, and relatively cheap option, some people look into the use of grass paint. It is designed to simply spray green coloring on discolored or dead areas, giving a pseudo healthy appearance. Many grass paint products, as well as their retailers commonly advertise it as nontoxic and free of noxious chemicals. However, many grass paint products pose risks involved with eye contact and irritation, as well as strong staining properties that can ruin clothes and other surfaces that it comes into contact with. Though grass paint can help with color, it does not add lushness or texture to a dead or dry area. Thus, appearance is not as realistic with grass paint.painting

Synthetic turf, on the other hand, completely replaces a natural grass yard with a realistic, lush, and healthy looking surface that is realistic and long lasting. Since artificial grass is completely synthetic, it does not depend on water for maintenance, and thus looks lush and green with completely minimal upkeep. Factors mentioned above, including extreme weather conditions and pet damage pose no threat whatsoever on synthetic grass. It is designed for complete durability and long lasting beautiful aesthetics that stay that way for several years. Artificial grass’ unique yarn composition and infill system make it both strong and comfortable for all members of the family, including small children and pets. Throughout the years, technological improvements in synthetic turf have allowed it to look and feel more and more like real grass. Thus, the lines between a real yard and artificial yard have been blurred with innovation.

The wide range in adaptability of artificial grass to any home or environment makes it ideal for all households. It is completely nontoxic and non-staining, unlike grass paint. With the amount of money saved on maintenance, water, and energy costs, artificial grass’ return on investment makes it worth it. When concerned with dark spots, discoloration, and dead grass, artificial turf is the best solution because of its durability lasting vibrant color, and healthy lushness unmatchable by grass paint.

drought-tolerant-front-yard-0110-mAnd the last option is going totally drought tolerate plants.  Use decorative rocks, sturdy green plants and you are almost water free!

If you are ready to tackle the front yard and need some help call me!  I have a list of reputable landscapers ready to help you.  Oh, and if you need help financing the new yard, call me.  Let’s talk refinance!


Please call or email me with any questions… I specialize in finding you the right loan that meets your specific needs and financial goals.  Please email me today Kathleen@BeckHomeLoanPro.com or call 916-722-0395 to get started on your dream of home ownership.



Kathleen Beck A person you can count on.

West Coast Mortgage Group
2716 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95818

NMLS#243181, BRE#01058848.

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