Synthetic grass has become more and more common over the past few decades. Though many assume that this is primarily for sports fields, an increasing number of homeowners are discovering the beauty and ease of installing artificial turf on their property. Imagine designing the lawn of your dreams, exactly as beautiful as you imagine it, and having it stay that way all year long! And with many retailers out there, this is an incredible way to achieve just that. Read for more in-depth benefits.
1. Very Little Upkeep
One of the constant struggles of owning a home is keeping the lawn looking fresh. The traditional variant requires regular watering, fertilizer, mowing, and more, and that’s not even considering the patches that need to be filled in during streaks of dry weather. With synthetic grass, all of the above work becomes unnecessary. Oftentimes, infill material is used to take the place of the natural soil, which means that even dirt becomes much less of an issue than normal. The only upkeep needed is the occasional cleanup of tracked dirt and dust, easily accomplished with a hose and a small amount of time. In rainy regions, even this unnecessary.
2. Forever Green
Especially in temperate climates, a traditional lawn is exposed to extremes in temperature, from the burning during dry spells to eventually dying for the winter. Synthetic grass, on the other hand, remains mostly unaffected by the snow and the heat. This means that your lawn will stay beautiful, just the way homeowners like it, all year long, with very little effort on the part of the owners!
There’s a good reason why artificial turf has been increasingly used for homes, sports fields, and parks alike. That’s because it is highly customizable in every aspect. Retailers will generally allow for custom length, material, color, and other factors. Temperature-controlled materials are often available for athletic fields and other places that see heavy physical contact. All of this means that anybody can create a distinctive style; the inclined homeowner could even turn the backyard into a golf green.
4. Environmentally Friendly
Consumer concern about environmental damage is completely valid, and manufacturers are paying attention, changing their production processes to leave minimal impact on the surrounding area. At present, commonly used materials in synthetic grass and infill include recycled rubber, organic compounds such as cork and fiber, and sand. All have been demonstrated to have little to no impact on the environment. On top of such practices, artificial turf drastically reduces water usage – in 2010, between four and eight billion gallons of water were saved by sports fields using alternative materials. It also reduces emissions from lawnmowers, and cuts down on the grass clippings, which make up the third largest component of landfill waste.