California drought worsening: New water restrictions carry penalty of up to $500

As California imposed its first-ever statewide rules to
punish water wasters, a new survey showed why state officials say the drastic
measures are needed: Californians actually increased their water use amid the
worst drought in decades.
The new rules, approved by the State Water Resources
Control Board on a 4-0 vote, impose new restrictions on outdoor water use
starting Aug. 1 that could result in fines of up to $500 per violation.
Gov. Jerry Brown in January asked Californians to slash
their water use by 20 percent. But a new state survey released Tuesday showed
that water use in May rose by 1 percent this year, compared with a 2011-2013
May average.
The survey of 267 water providers by the water board
found that water consumption in the Bay Area dropped 5 percent. But in coastal
California, south of Santa Barbara, consumption rose 8 percent.
"California is in the worst drought we've seen in
our grandparents' generation or beyond," said Felicia Marcus, the water
board's chairwoman. "Fields are going fallow. Thousands of people are
going to be out of work. There are communities that are out of water -- they're
bathing out of buckets and water trucks are coming in to help them.
"But many parts of California don't seem to realize
how bad it is," she said, "because they are so far away from their
source of water. We are all in this together, and this is not a time to waste
The new rules ban washing cars without a nozzle on a hose;
watering driveways or sidewalks; using potable water in ornamental fountains;
and over-watering landscaping so that water runs off into roads and adjacent
properties. Recycled water is exempt.
Under the new statewide rules, any agency that does not
impose mandatory conservation measures could be subject to state fines of up to
$10,000 a day. But it remained unclear Tuesday whether local agencies will be
able to keep in place rules that don't include enforcement or penalties.

More than 60 percent of a regular
residential home's water usage goes to lawns, in order to fight the drought
effectively, changing real lawns to artificial grass or other low water
requiring plantation becomes almost imminent. Synthetic grass company,Global
Syn-Turf, Inc. offers more than 50 different type of artificial grass products
with distribution centers throughout California: From Sacramento to Fresno to
San Francisco Bay Area to Greater Los Angeles, you will be able to find their
wonderful product to fit your preference. ...
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Florida and Phoenix Jump Head First into the Amazing World of Synthetic Grass!

From Florida to Phoenix fake turf decor is "all-the-rage"! If you have been thinking of redecorating why not start off with small accents! Immerse yourself into a creative project... Searching for the right idea? Look no further... synthetic turf to the rescue! There are so many practical applications for synthetic turf we thought that maybe you would be interested in a few unconventional applications designed to get your creative juices flowing!! We all know that a fake sod is perfect for ground cover, but artificial grass can be a beautiful accent to just about any new project you may have in mind. From patios to walls, let this be your reminder that everything does not always have to stem from its practical or "standard" use.

1. Patio or deck areas: This one is a great example! Create a tranquil sanctuary every time you enter your back yard by using fake grass as accent pieces designed to inspire and sooth. These additions are a great and inexpensive way to jazz up your humdrum outdoor areas. Start by using the gorgeous stuff as a cushion cover or maybe a stool to begin, and before you know it, your back yard will be a place where everyone will want to gather and contemplate their creative aspirations.

2. Indoor applications: Do you have a small area in your home that needs a boost? How about applying synthetic sod to bring it to life? Start by cutting an important piece big enough for one of the primary walls. Use heavy duty spray glue to attach and kick up your heals, the synthetic stuff will almost immediately begin its inspirational song with its calm and peaceful look and feel.

3. Unconventional floor is covering: Spice things up with a splash of texture and style. Cut a remnant of artificial grass to create a rug, or maybe a recover your wooden baseboards. The is a quick, easy tip to create an awe-inspiring dream for nature lovers.

and finally

4. Get wild!! From cars to cup holders the options are limitless. Let your inner voice tell you what needs synthetic grass to bring it to life. You will be surprised by what you can come up with.

When when your "Picasso" is complete...don't forget about us! Send us a photo of your MASTERPIECE! We can't wait to see what you come up with! ...
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Tools You Need to Install and Maintain Artificial Grass

Artificial grass accessories are often overlooked,
when in reality some of the accessories are very useful. Some of the
accessories include the easy seam machine, Zeo-Organic fill, and the turf

The EasySeam machine is a handheld electric tool that melts adhesive
using a pre-programmed heating cycle.EasySeam doesn't get hot and there is no grass damage from the heat. It never touches the adhesive, therefore never makes a mess. It provides
a consistent low-profile seam. Overall, it's very easy and convenient to use.

The Zeo-Organic fill is a safer alternative to silica sand. It traps and
controls odor and absorbs moisture very quickly. ZeoFill is designed to
eliminate odors from pets by not allowing ammonium to convert into the gas
which is the primary odor-causing agent in pet urine.

The Turf Groom has a flat
head and a polished pine handle. No frills, just an excellent and durable rake.
It eases the cleaning of your artificial lawn. Nylon tines help maintain the
turf without damaging it. Extend your lawn life and your investment. You can
use these rake to spread an infill, to clean up your lawns, or just to fluff up
the blades of turf. This is a "must have" tool for every artificial
lawn owner.
course we haven't covered all of the accessories! These are only three examples
of many that are available on the market. You can find all of them right here
under our accessories tab. AllGreen Grass, as always guarantees competitive
pricing for both artificial grass and accessories. ...
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