We feel it’s safe to assume that everyone loves to see a nice, well-maintained lawn. The greenery is soothing and there’s just something about a nice, fine-cut grass that is appealing to us. However, achieving that with real grass can be very difficult sometimes. Not everyone lives in optimal conditions for grass growth.
Even If the climate is right, you could have a lot of shade in your yard, from nearby objects such as houses or even tall trees or fences. All of these affect the way the grass grows. Even if you’ve lived in the optimal conditions, meaning enough sun, the right temperature all year-round, just enough rain and so on, you’d still have to mow the lawn weekly or once every two weeks and let’s face it, not everyone has the time to do so. Most of us work a lot and we’d rather relax on weekends than spend a few hours mowing the lawn.
So, what can you do in any of these things are bothering you? If you’re overworked or you just live in a very hot and dry place, you need a little bit of help with your lawn. Well, luckily for you, the battle isn’t over. you can always replace the real, growing-from-the-soil grass with artificial turf. We’re sure you’ve heard of it, especially if you’re a fan of sports. A lot of closed stadiums use turn instead of real grass because of the lack of sunlight and so on.
Well, the turf has transitioned from the domes to the homes. You can easily find a quality artificial turf for your backyard and save yourself from all the maintenance and hassle the real grass needed. Today, we’re going to talk about why you should consider switching to the turf by highlighting some of the obvious benefits it offers. Let’s get started.
1. Minimal Maintenance
Often, you will hear stuff like ‘maintenance-free’ when it comes to turf, but that is not true. Sure, compared to the real grass, the maintenance is virtually non-existent but it’s still there. Nothing is maintenance free – remember that. If you do the bare minimum when it comes to maintaining the turf, you can probably count on it to last at least 15 to 20 years, maybe even longer. So, don’t just neglect it because it’s plastic, it still needs some attention from time to time.
2. Say Goodbye to Puddles
Do you know how rain can easily collect in the smallest of grooves and valleys in your lawn? While they might be fun for the kids to jump in, it really doesn’t look good. With turf, you eliminate them entirely. Prior to installing the artificial lawn, the ground has to be levelled. It ensures that everything stays in place and that the water cannot build up underneath and ruin the turf.
3. Pants Last Longer
If you have kids, you know how much they love to run around in the yard and play. That’s wonderful. What’s not wonderful is the fact that once they come in, they’ve basically turned into the Hulk from all the grass stains. We all know how hard it is to get those stains out. Luckily for all the parents out there, artificial turf leaves no stains and the kids can roll around in the grass as much as they want.
4. No Sun? No Problem
Even the most resilient grass strains, – the ones that can endure long drought periods can crumble under the lack of sunlight. We all depend on the Sun – it’s just the way it is. Well, since artificial turf isn’t a living thing, the sunlight, or lack thereof, doesn’t affect it in the slightest. It could be dark for ages and your lawn would still be as vibrant green as the day you got it.
5. No More Pathways
Natural grass is pretty tough, don’t get us wrong, but a lot of traffic can cause it to crumble upon pressure. That’s why you can easily spot common shortcuts thorough the grass, especially in parks. It just cannot survive the constant pressure of being stepped on. However, that’s not the case with artificial turf. The synthetic materials from which the blades are made of are very resilient and you can expect them to revert back to their natural state no matter how often you walk over it.
6. It’s Perfectly Safe
Many wonder how safe the turf actually is, considering it’s mostly plastic. To put it as simply as possible – it’s really safe. Most of the materials used are anti-bacterial, meaning the germs and the rest of the bad stuff won’t survive for long. Additionally, there are great cleaning products, which are essentially the only thing you have to use to maintain the turf, that sanitize the lawn and keep it a safe, clean environment for you, your kids or pets.
7. Forget About The Sprinklers
If you live in a dry area, where rain comes as often as Christmas, you know how much water it takes to maintain a healthy lawn. You probably don’t even realize how much water you’re ‘wasting’ just to keep the yard green. Fortunately for your wallet and the environment, there’s no more watering once you switch to the turf. The only water you’ll ever use on it is to clean it and freshen it up from time to time. Save the water for those who really need it, don’t waste it on the grass.
8. Fertilizers and Pesticides? No more
Real grass needs some boost from time to time. Unfortunately, fertilizers often contain a lot of unwanted chemicals that can negatively affect the environment. Same goes for pesticides – what protects your lawn from diseases, makes other things sick. If you don’t let your kids or pets go near it after you’re done ‘treating’ the lawn, how good is it actually? Of course, none of these things are needed when it comes to artificial grass. It’s always going to be heavenly green and pest-free.
There you have it, those we’re the main reasons why the turf is a better option if you’re looking for a new, beautiful lawn. It might seem a bit expensive at the first glance, but in the long run, the price more than pays off.