As a homeowner, it is important to be proud of your home and that includes your lawn. The yard is what gives the first impression to visitors and completes the overall look of a house. A lawn should be aesthetically pleasing and a place for family and friends to relax. Though the price of artificial grass may seem steep, it pays off in low maintenance and is a minimal time commitment. If that hasn’t convinced you, here’s four reasons as to why it trumps real grass.
- Once installed, artificial grass does not need to be watered or mowed. Yep, you read that right! The dreadful mowing days are long gone. It is cost effective and less to keep up with, yet your yard is green all year round.
- As mentioned before, the cost of the grass may seem expensive at first, but purchasing fertilizers and other various grass treatments are no longer necessary. This also cuts out the price of a yard service and/or lawn mower and gasoline.
- Artificial grass requires little attention for a long life. It is very low maintenance and is guaranteed to last. Your yard is one less worry to deal with because it will maintain itself.
- Lastly, artificial grass is clearly environmental friendly due to the fact that it conserves water, reduces the use of harmful chemicals by eliminating fertilizers, and not mowing reduces the use of fossil fuels.
Along with those four advantages, artificial grass basically manages itself, only needing to be watered when the turf becomes too hot. Other than that, it takes care of itself and even filters hose and rain water on its own.
Another appealing factor about artificial grass is that it has an 8-15 year warranty. Compared to the amount of money necessary to spend on real grass in that time frame, artificial grass pays off because the upfront cost is equivalent to what is required to spend on real grass.
Do you have kids or pets who play in the yard often? With artificial grass you don’t have to worry about children or pets damaging the yard anymore. The grass is designed to survive heavy usage. Even though it is much more durable than grass, it looks, feels and reacts like real grass does. This also means that the grass can endure heavy yard work, activity and pools.
Lawn substitute also allows the percolation of water. The water easily seeps through the grass and travels underground. This is another way artificial grass is environmentally friendly. Also, the rainwater is great for the turf because it cools it down, especially on those hot summer days.
The grass is designed to withstand the heaviest of downpours and the driest of droughts while appearing freshly cut and green. No matter what type of weather a yard endures, artificial grass is made to be able to resist the most severe climates.