Yard of the Month goes to 1026 Omar St. This is a new house, with new neighbors, and a new kind of lawn that is gaining popularity in the Woodland Heights, artificial grass. The Woodland Heights has always been a diverse neighborhood where we celebrate and embrace different ideas. On my street alone, Omar, there are now 3 houses with front lawns made up of artificial turf. While most yards are looking pretty sad in our neighborhood after 2 hard freezes this month, 1026 Omar looks vibrant.
Artificial grass has been growing in popularity because it doesn’t have to be mowed, and has the eco-friendly quality of not needing fertilizer or water. Lawns use 1/3 of all residential water consumption. Some of the new artificial grasses are even partially manufactured out of recycled materials.