If you’re anything like me, all of us want pristine lawns with little upkeep. But is it really available to “have our cake and it eat too” when it comes to choosing between natural and synthetic grass? Below are some top reasons as to why artificial grass may be right for you:
- It saves water: According to the Southern Nevada Water Authority, a homeowner can save on average around 55 gallons of water per year. This is crucial for areas of the United States that are prone to drought for extended time periods. Homeowners can be assured that their lawns would stay green even with water restrictions in their local area. Artificial grass also does not absorb water, unlike its counterpart. What it does is simply drain it through the surface or along the ground into storm sewers, thus enabling an infrastructure that can be made to harvest the water runoff.
- It’s easy to maintain: Synthetic grass is surprisingly easy to keep clean and odor-free. All that would be needed is the occasional brushing and/or raking to keep your turf clear of leaves and other debris. For any pets that would urinate, etc., a good hosing down with a mixture of water plus vinegar and an enzyme cleaner would prevent your lawn from having a bad smell. Having debris and pet excrement on the lawn would not break down the composition of the artificial turf, however, keeping your lawn clean would be more pleasing aesthetically.
- Synthetic grass can be environmentally friendly: A big argument in using artificial grass is reducing one’s carbon footprint, especially in regard to carbon emissions involved in mowing and using any additional lawn maintenance equipment. According to Bio-friendly Planet Magazine, the residue in water runoff from excessive use of pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides by landowners can effect local bodies of water. Once these harsh chemicals reach local waters, they can damage marine and animal wildlife by also causing excessive algae growth, killing fish and vegetation in the process. The strong points for the installation of artificial grass are clear. We can all do our part to protect the environment and ensure our world for future generations to enjoy. If you have any other questions and are in the San Diego Area you can contact your local Artificial Turf Company, and if you are ready to install contact a company that does San Diego Turf Installation.