Every homeowner dreams of having a beautiful home inside and out. Lush green lawns, colorful flowerbeds, lush trees; a home paradise. For some, the climate and seasonal conditions don’t exactly allow for lush green grass, or the soil conditions just aren’t right for grass, this is where artificial turf can be the biggest ally.
What is Artificial Turf?
Firstly, let’s go over what artificial turf IS. It’s fake grass, plain and simple, just like what you see at a mini-golf course. Depending on the manufacturing company, it can be made from infill (crumb rubber), recycled plastics, coconut fibers, cork husks, and other materials.
Why use Artificial Turf?
Using artificial turf can be beneficial for many reasons, and can be necessary for several circumstances.
Drought-Proof: No need to water this grass! This makes it perfect for areas that suffer from droughts and have high prices and limits on water usage.
Lower Maintenance: No need to buy an expensive lawn mower and fuel for it to cut the grass every week. This means you spend less time and money on maintaining a beautiful lawn, allowing you to focus on spending time with family and friends and enjoying your outside space more. If you have dogs, you can simply rinse away their waste residue quickly. Maintenance is easy: Spray it down once a week, and brush with a shop broom once a month.
No more Weeds and Pests: Natural grass provides a food source for pests like grubs, and soil for pesky weeds. The base layer of artificial turf blocks weeds and is unattractive to grubs and other pests that thrive in natural grass.
Long-life Span: Artificial turf and grass have an average life span of 10-15 years, so you won’t need to replace them very often. Add in the lack of maintenance costs as with natural grass, and you’ll see you’re saving a lot of money every year. Performing the simple maintenance needs of artificial turf gives it the best lifespan, while still costing less time, energy, and money than natural grass lawns.
No more puddles or mud: Heavy rainfall tends to cause puddles and mud when mixed with dogs and kids- you end up with a mess in your home. Yard flooding can also kill grass, but since this is artificial, you don’t have to worry about dead patches of grass that got flooded or a muddy dog shaking dirty water all over your home. Many artificial turf and grasses have built-in drainage systems to prevent water from pooling up.
Less Ground & Air Polloution: By removing the need for pesticides, fertilizers, weedkillers, and other chemicals to maintain healthy natural grass lawn, you drastically reduce ground pollution and help the enviroment, as well as save money and time. The lack of a lawn mower decreases air pollution, as a lawnmower can produce as much CO2 in one hour as a 100-mile car trip.
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