A Simple Solution to Water Shortages

The world is running out of fresh water and population growth remains on an exponential trajectory. Regions around the globe have been suffering though droughts for a number of years now but in 2014 they reached a catastrophic level.

Both the USA and Australia are reporting record droughts with California and Queensland being hit the hardest.  The drought in California has caused the sate to lose 63 trillion gallons of water and 80% of Queensland is suffering through severe droughts.


Despite our depleting water resources one of the largest allocations of fresh water is for watering lawns and other landscaping activities.  Recently California passed laws that levy fines on people who water their lawns and this has caused outrage as it has damaged the aesthetics of peoples property.  However, there is another way to get a great looking lawn without using a drop of water.


Artificial grass is the future of outdoor landscaping as conventional lawns are becoming socially and environmentally unacceptable given water shortages across the world. In the USA 9 Billion gallons are used everyday simply for watering lawns.

This waste could be entirely eliminated through artificial grass as it requires absolutely no water. Furthermore, artificial grass can be customized very easily to fit any environment.  This means artificial grass can be used to increase drainage which in turn means more water will be sent back into the municipal systems rather than going to waste.  The environmental and water benefits of artificial grass are massive and will be the future of our new environmentally friendly suburban yards.


Shanghai Metal Corporation is committed to sustainable growth that improves the quality of life for everyone, now and for generations to come.  Artificial grass is part of that plan as water conservation is too important of an issue for us to ignore.


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Jordan S.//SMC Editor









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Advantages of Artificial Grass

Artificial lawns have been used regularly in sports arenas since the 1970’s and it has been a hype in private use for over a decade. Artificial lawn comes with many benefits including the easiness of maintenance. In fact, you do not need to water or mow it at any time. This is not only convenient for the users but also great for the environment.

turf9Artificial grass lawn

As already mentioned, maintaining a natural lawn requires a heavy load of watering, especially if it seldom rains in your area. According to slate.com’s article an average American uses 21,600 gallons of drinkable water annually on watering lawns. Think of how much money you can save. Watering your lawn also depends on the soil in terms of how much water a genuine lawn requires. For instance, sandy soils drain really quickly. As a result, it adds up to user’s water bill.

turf10A user-friendly solution for your garden.

In addition, a genuine lawn needs to be fertilized frequently. The fossil fuel that is the equivalent of a barrel of oil goes into manufacturing 560 pounds of such fertilizer, so our collective lawn habit is costing us more than 11.8 million barrels of oil annually. We also use 70 million pounds of pesticides and herbicides on our lawns every year.  Moreover, the gas-powered mowers are hazardous both to people’s eardrums and the climate. According to an article in Science Daily, an hour of grass cutting equals to 100 Miles worth of auto pollution.

Shanghai Metal Corporation proudly offers artificial lawn solutions with various colours and different dimensions. For information on our artificial grass, please have a look at our web page.

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References: Slate.com, Science Daily, The Wall Street Journal, Sunset.com, realestate.msn.com,

Tuomas P.// SMC Editor