The Advantages of a Synthetic Grass Installation in Your Backyard

Maintaining a healthy-looking, lush and green lawn can prove a difficult (and fairly pricey) task, especially in areas of the country that suffer from water-usage restrictions. To combat this, homeowners install a sophisticated grass sprinkler system with timer mechanisms. Unbeknownst to them, this can create skyrocketing utility bills if programmed incorrectly. Owners of gardens filled with natural grass have to endure countless hours of backbreaking work in order to reap the rewards of a full and verdant lawn area. In other parts of the world, many people do not live in a naturally suitable climate that encourages the development of real grass, and synthetic turf is their only suitable option.

Since its early manufacture almost five decades ago (under the “AstroTurf” name), technological advancements in artificial lawn production have meant that it can now resemble the look and feel of natural grass. One of its many eco-friendly benefits is the fact that there is no need for habitual maintenance work. Synthetics require no tiresome mowing and virtually no watering. Almost 70 percent of water usage by U.S. households is for recreational outside purposes. By eliminating watering requirements, fake grass dramatically reduces water bills. Therefore, it can diminish your impact on the environment by encouraging water conservation.

Artificial lawns are also environmentally friendly because they completely eradicate the proliferation of harmful chemical insecticides, fungicides, pesticides and fertilizers, as well as being 100 percent recyclable. Switching to a synthetic product eliminates the need for lawnmowers that emit unnecessary amounts of CO2. Artificial turf lasts for over a decade, will raise the value of your property, and gives you an approximate return on investment within as little as five years. In fact, its presence is held in high esteem by potential renters and homeowners because, just like with solar panels, its eco-friendly properties will raise the value of the land.

Synthetic grass needs no expensive irrigation system put in place, and it will always stay looking as jade as the day it was first installed, even when the summer temperatures start to climb. Because the blades of grass are resistant to UV rays, the entire turf area can comfortably manage any severe variation in temperature and humidity. The drainage process echoes that of real grass by incorporating a layer of perforated holes that drain the water into a porous sand and rock section underneath the turf, meaning that it will drain swiftly after heavy rain.