By Denise Valenzuela
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The term celebrity trend typically conjures up images of private airplanes, $2,500 shoes or the latest issue of the Inquirer. But the latest celeb must-have is actually not something that we wear or consume it coming right out of their backyards. A growing number of celebrities like Jessica Alba, Kristen Bell and David Basche are going green by turning to synthetic turf for their landscape needs.
synthetic grass for Jessica Alba’s backyard doggie oasis utilizes synthetic grass and was dreamed up by said Kari Whitman who says she uses turf for clients’ homes as often as possible. The eco-friendly synthetic turf looks so realistic and stands up to pet messes, wear and tear and it eliminates the need for pesticides and fertilizers, making celebrities yards healthier for humans and your pets. Plus it saves water and some cities will even give you a rebate on your utility bill especially in LA!
Synthetic turf is also used in landmarks and pop culture icons landscapes while saving water. Take for example the”grotto” – you know the place where you see legendary parties go down on TV – the synthetic grass at the Playboy Mansion looks serene. The Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden at Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival featured a lush, realistic synthetic grass lawn, which was accessible for wheelchairs and walking braces, and easily withstood the event’s heavy foot traffic. Disney World and Disneyland also feature synthetic turf in designated areas throughout their resorts.
Synthetic turf for landscape and recreation is one of the fastest growing segments of the market. Because it can be installed in places where grass can’t grow or be effectively maintained, its numerous applications include residential, commercial and municipal landscape; airport grounds; pet parks; playgrounds and rooftops. The Southern Nevada Water Authority estimates that every square foot of natural grass replaced saves 55 gallons of water per year.