HOA changes in landscaping policies begin this fall

I read that as the Texas drought wore on, an Austin-area homeowners association made a big change to its landscaping policies. No longer would homeowners be required to have grass covering most of the front yard. Instead, they could request permission to cover the yard with drought-resistant plants or artificial turf, which is known as xeriscaping.

There are so many people moving to Texas and there is only going to be so much water available. A rising number of homeowner groups are easing requirements for installing artificial turf, and now two Texas lawmakers have ensured that the trend goes statewide in September. Two bills, Senate Bill 198 and House Bill 449, by Sen. Kirk Watson and Rep. Dawnna Dukes, prevent HOAs from restricting xeriscaping. A nationwide movement in this direction is highly possible.

This is exciting news. Outdoor watering accounts for an average of 50 to 80 percent of a home’s water use, according to the Texas Water Development Board. Clearly, artificial turf from Synthetic Grass Pros is the solution of having a beautiful, green yard and saving up to 80 percent of a home’s water usage.

Saving money and improving the environment are important to all of us – whether we are in a drought area or not. Give the folks at Synthetic Grass Pros a call and let them show you the many kinds of modern, beautiful artificial turf. The Grass Queen