How to keep your lawn green and pristine with artificial turf
As a summer-time drought reaches its pinnacle, many home owners long for a lush, green, well-manicured lawn. Continuous grooming, endless watering, ongoing maintenance and cooperative weather the perfect lawn can seem as likely as rain is in a desert. However, a pristine lawn year round is possible thanks to artificial grass. But did you know that artificial turf has much more to offer than just an ever-green yard? Artificial turf has come a long way in terms of style and elegance and it’s no longer reserved for just football fields or golf greens. These days synthetic grass can transform yards and beautify difficult-to-maintain natural grass into a work of art. Artificial grass can also be a creative way to transform your yard into an inviting outdoor space.
To the naked eye, each blade of artificial grass looks and feels entirely like real grass. But within the fibers are attributes that prohibit bacteria and mildew growth. The antimicrobial property of synthetic grass makes it perfect for a play ground, outdoor party space or a pet-friendly play area. In fact, clean up couldn’t be easier – simply spray it with water and let it drain. Additionally, both moms and dads will appreciate that wrestling in the backyard no longer means grass stain removal from clothing!
Protecting the planet is all the rage these days and having a green yard doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice Mother Earth. Artificial turf reduces the carbon footprint because there’s no grass to mow and no need for machines or gasoline that lead to pollution. If environmental toxins are a concern, there is no need for harsh chemicals such as fertilizers or weed killers to keep the yard green and synthetic grass is 100% drought proof. But it’s not just what artificial turf can do to keep the earth healthy, it’s what turf can do to reduce landfill waste that makes it an attractive option to seeded or sod lawns. Since most turf is created from recycled tires, this means that old tires gain new life as green, earth-friendly spaces. While the initial cost of artificial turf installation is initially greater than natural grass, the low-maintenance nature of synthetic grass has been shown to reduce the long term costs associated with lawn upkeep. There’s no longer a need for constant watering (or a high water bill), fertilizing, weed elimination or general upkeep. Instead, artificial grass offers a pristine lawn, without all the costs associated with natural grass.