One of the biggest advantages to using artificial turf in your landscape plan is that water conservation is really a built-in attribute.
Water conservation and fake grass are a natural pairing.
Not only do you save the water you don’t have to sprinkle on the lawn to make it grow and thrive, you can also divert runoff and rainwater much more easily because those sources aren’t being absorbed into the Earth.
In fact, collecting rainwater is an initiative of the governing body of artificial turf installer, ASGI. Here is a recent press release from their site concerning this issue (http://www.asgi.us/rainwater-harvesting-2010.html).
So, as you consider artificial turf in your landscaping plans, remember the water conservation value of fake grass.