Friday, October 26, 2012

When is the right time to fake it.....?


Should we start now before the water crisis worsens and if we do what will the environmental consequences be, because there will always be consequences! A few days ago when I was in Mount Lawley with my friend, I was so busy looking for something interesting for the blog that I nearly missed something interesting! It's not often you spot a van covered in fake turf waiting at the traffic lights and if it hadn't been for my eagle eyed friend I would have missed it! I'm guessing the last bit of the wordage on the side of the van would be 'bill' and on googling the website I was flabbergasted (?) to see that just like the real thing, there are many different types of artificial lawn. Funny thing is, only a short while ago I was listening to a debate on the pros and cons and this summary by Billy Goodnick sums it up nicely for me..I do have buffalo grass which is one of the best in tough conditions, but I would rather pave or find any other way than lay something that might entice me into 'putting' a few holes every time I step out onto it!! What say you on the subject of faking it?  TGIF, have a good one, take care.....I'm not going to say 'stay safe' because apparently there are some of you (no names mentioned, Steffe) that like to live a little more on the edge haha!

30 comments:

  1. Originell ist es ja schon...

    Lieben Gruß
    CL

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  2. I'm with you - better no stuff than fake stuff. In anything.

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  3. People there are very creative! :)
    Léia

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  4. I'm with you and Paul -- better none than fake and, yes, in anything! Hope you have a great weekend, stay out of trouble, but have fun!!

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  5. Forget the fake turf; forget the fake anything. There are creative ways to cover one's lawn and many people are actually doing it to save water, eliminate fertilizers, etc. I'm not opposed to real grass but wish there was another way around it. One that I can live with.

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  6. It's not something that I've thought about but I think I would find some drought resistant plants preferable!

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  7. The lawn petticoats we used to wear were nothing like that!

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  8. great photos find you! Xeriscaping can be beautiful. Can't WAIT to see what you are up to tomorrow, dear



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  9. I kind of like that design on the truck:) Great way to keep the water bills down:) My friends have this type of "grass" in the backyard and they love it:) Have a good weekend!!!

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  10. We have a strip about one metre by ten metres in front of our building. It was installed perhaps four years ago and although it doesn't really get foot traffic it looks just as it did when it was laid. When it was first laid, many people stopped to feel it to check if it was real or not. I know it cost a lot of money and there was considerable work done to the bedding before it went down. While I am not sure it would be for me, it is certainly an option.

    But isn't another desal plant being built? Won't they generate enough water for Perth? You really can't beat the real thing. Our desal plant is huge, but we don't need the water now with storages at around 80%.

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  11. Great mean to measure time and life. Rained lately a bit. Yet, still about 20C during midday. Please have a good Friday.

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  12. I don't know what the proposals are for WA. Do they want people to put in artificial lawns? We get our water from the Missouri and Mississippi rivers so there are no supply issues - so far.

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  13. Funny way to send a message to people! i like it!

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  14. No particular opinion on this, probably because my mind isn't quite awake yet but this certainly is fun!

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  15. Even here in the desert, I don't see artificial grass around that much. We have a combination of what is called desert landscape and small patches of grass. Very, very few businesses put grass in for their landscape needs. Most have some time of desert garden landscape.

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  16. check out the water tank project over at FB ..

    love that truck and its turf ... as a city mouse i am not sure if i could tell real from fake unless it was the stuff you, well not you personally, smoke

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  17. ...but it's so exciting on the edge. Really!

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  18. love the photo, but I don't like artificial lawn he he...

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  19. I don't really see a need for everyone to have immaculate lawns - fake or not - when there is so much creative landscaping that can be done. i don't like paving, though as the rainfall needs to go into the earth.

    But I do like that truck :)

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  20. Nice catch! I'm not a fan of artificial turf... I love it when people work to incorporate their natural surroundings into the landscaping. :)

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  21. C'est l'époque de l'écologie et des jardins suspendus. Mais est-ce vraiment beau?
    Bon week-end, Gracie!

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  22. I have heard that there are some varieties of artificial turf that work well, but they don't interest me. Some people here make lawns of rocks, which is OK, but weeds still pop up. I think, however, that in the future, scarcity of water will make a traditional lawn difficult to sustain.

    Fantastic vehicle. Great advertising stunt!

    No Frankenstorm here - it passed by us. We're in the middle of the state and got some wind but that was about all. But the people further north are gonna have their hands full!

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  23. Unique and easy to remember.

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  25. Better to plant something that doesn't need a lot of water, or go with rock gardens instead.

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