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Eliminate Common Backyard Problems by Installing Artificial Grass


Synthetic turf is finding popularity among homeowners because of its beauty, lower maintenance, and long-term cost savings. Residential customers are also finding they can eliminate common backyard problems by installing artificial grass.

There are some common problems many homeowners see in their lawns including:

  • Brown or dead spots
  • Puddles or standing water
  • Constant need to water it
  • Requires significant maintenance
  • Hard to grow grass

Installing artificial grass can eliminate all of these yard problems. The cost of buying and installing synthetic turf can be significant, but the long-term advantages are worth it to homeowners.

Eliminate Brown or Dead Spots with Artificial Grass

Artificial grass doesn’t wither, turn brown or die. It can endure extreme hot and cold temperatures and remain lush and gorgeous year round. Made for a polyurethane compound, synthetic turf comes in both long and short blades and in a variety of shades, so you can have the yard of your dreams.

Puddles or Standing Water

Yards with natural grass has dips and valleys. There are spots where water puddles. This makes it hard to mow and keep looking neat, but more importantly, it is a magnet for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can pose a health hazard because of the diseases they carry. Installing artificial grass begins with crews leveling the yard to eliminate any dips or valleys and creating a drainage system that prevents any future puddling.

Constant Need to Water

For those who live in hotter, desert areas, grass is difficult to keep alive. Natural grass always needs water to survive, but in those areas will need constant water. That could pose a problem with so many governments issuing watering bans. Not to mention it can be very expensive. Installing artificial grass and going green is the perfect solution because synthetic turf doesn’t need any water. You’ll see a savings on your water bill too.

Requires Significant Maintenance

Lawns with natural grass often require a lot of work to keep them looking good. Mowing, weeding, and edging are just some of the ongoing tasks homeowners must do. They must also use a lot of chemicals throughout the year like weed and feed chemicals in spring and fall, pesticides in spring and summer, and even some fertilizers in winter. All of that ends with installing artificial grass.

Hard to Grow Grass

Some areas just aren’t conducive to growing natural grass. Sometimes, the weather doesn’t cooperate. There is either a drought, excessive rain, or extreme temperatures. There are places where the soil quality is so poor that grass just can’t take root and thrive. Installing artificial grass overcomes all of these challenges and gives you a beautiful yard that is the envy of all your neighbors.

It doesn’t matter which of these lawn problems you face, installing artificial grass can be the solution that fits your needs. You may find installing artificial grass will also free up both money and time for you to actually enjoy your yard as well.