THE BENEFITS OF ARTIFICIAL GRASS
1. Lawn Health
One of the most popular pain points artificial grass relieves is the constant attention natural lawn requires. A natural lawn is susceptible to diseases, like Rhizoctonia, which will require time, money, and attention from you in effort to fight it off and maintain the health
and appearance of your lawn. This particular disease is just one of many types of fungus your lawn may encounter depending on the climate of your area and how you maintain your lawn.
Lawn maintenance isn’t as simple as it appears, as the mow height, how much you water, and how much you feed your lawn will determine whether or not your lawn attracts disease. If you find a brown patch in your lawn it may already have this disease. In this case, you would need to fight the disease with your choice of fungicides.
Who wants to do that?
Artificial grass aren’t susceptible to these diseases, which ensures your lawn will look great with minimal maintenance.
2. Weeds & Pests
There’s a good chance you’ve seen a commercial or two promoting products developed to eliminate weeds and pests from destroying your natural lawn. This is another popular pain point artificial lawn resolves, as artificial grass involves a weed-proof foundation and doesn’t attract pests that natural grass attracts.
Natural grass provides weeds the soil needed to grow, artificial grass doesn’t. Natural grass attracts grubs and other insects that thrive in natural soil. Insects attract other insects and in some cases larger pests, like racoons, gophers, and snakes. Synthetic turf doesn’t involve this natural foundation needed for either weeds or pests to thrive, so it’s one less problem you have on your hands. Less problems equals less time spent on maintenance.
3. Mud and Puddles
Even if you live in an increasingly arid area, like Southern California, your lawn may develop mud and puddles after running your sprinkler system. If you happen to have a dog, this can pose a problem of tracking in mud into the house. Okay, maybe it’s cute the first time … but that fades the longer you spend cleaning the mud and dirt from your house. When it does rain, natural lawn has a tendency to flood. When this happens, it affects the health of your lawn. If you’re like most in drought-stricken areas, you need rain right now … but too much water can actually kill your lawn. At this point it’s a problem of abundance for most, but it’s still something to consider. Because artificial turf doesn’t require water, you don’t need to worry about the generation of mud. If you go with, GreenLiving artificial lawn products you won’t have to worry about flooding as most will have drainage built in.
4. Stop Buying Fertilizer
When you replace your lawn with artificial grass, you have an evergreen landscaping cover. This means it will remain lush and green with minimal maintenance. This means you no longer have to spend money on expensive fertilizers year
after year. That money saved will add up, which you can allocate elsewhere.
5. No Need for Pesticides
Similar to fertilizer, there’s no need for pesticides when you have fake grass. It doesn’t attract outside pests that have a negative impact on your lawn. This, too, will save you money year after year, as well as avoid negative health impacts of applying poisons to your lawn.
This is, after all, where your children, pests, and guests spend time.
6. Avoid Water Restriction Fines
With the ongoing drought reaching five-years old this year, there’s no clear indication the water restrictions will subside. In fact, Gov. Jerry Brown recently announced a plan to make the water restrictions permanent in California. If you were letting your lawn go brown until
the drought lifts, you may want to reconsider. Maintaining a natural lawn requires water, no matter how you look at it – water is
more expensive than ever, and may actually result in fines if you accidentally use too much at your household.
Artificial lawn can help avoid this risk altogether, as it doesn’t need water to thrive.
7. Reduce Weekend Maintenance
Some people enjoy getting out in their backyard and maintaining their lawn. For the rest us, we’d rather use the lawn to host a barbeque or fourth of July party. If you’re tired of the time you spend maintaining your lawn, you may find that a fake lawn relieves you of the time and attention it needs to look presentable. This is especially true for front lawns, where HOAs and neighbors be upset by the unhealthy appearance of your natural lawn. With governments backing water conservation efforts, homeowners can now install artificial lawn in places
previously not allowed just a few years ago.
8. Better Life Expectancy
If you have a natural lawn, there’s a good chance you’ll need to replace it every few years or so. Because artificial lawn isn’t a living landscaping solution, it doesn’t die. This means you can go years upon years without replacing it. Higher quality artificial grass will last anywhere from 12 – 15 years.
9. Eliminate Air Pollution from Gas-powered Lawn Mowers
Gas-powered gardening equipment, including mowers, edgers, and blowers, produce a disturbing amount of pollution. With millions of people mowing their lawns every weekend, it’s worth mentioning here as we push our climate to change. Spending an hour behind a roaring lawn mower can spew nearly the same amount of oily pollution into the air as a 100-mile car trip, according to a Swedish
10. Reduce Ground Pollution
Fertilizers and pesticides may be used to maintain the health of natural lawn, but they also pollute the environment and pose dangerous threats to your family and pets. Fake grass doesn’t require these chemicals in order to thrive, which eliminates the consequences of polluting the environment and poisoning those who come in contact shortly after natural grass treatment.
11. Conserve Water
Artificial turf doesn’t require water, other than an occasional rinse if you have pets. This allows you to reduce your water usage, avoid excessive water use fines, and save money month after month.