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Artificial Grass – Top Five Benefits of Synthetic Turf Lawns


Artificial turf – you have probably seen it in sports stadiums or even on your neighbor’s lawn and didn’t even realize it wasn’t real. Maybe you’re just starting to do the research and or wonder whether it’s a good if is it alternative for your yard? Well, just as recently as 10-years ago, the answer may have been no. However, with the advancements in artificial turf products and thanks in part to the new developments by artificial turf manufacturers, synthetic lawns are becoming an ever present alternative for homeowners around the country.

Here are the Top 5 Reasons why has artificial grass become so popular.

1. Artificial grass can save you thousands of dollars on your water bills.

After all, synthetic lawns do not need to be watered. For every hour you spend watering your grass, you are using hundreds of gallons of water. In fact, the average California Lawn uses approximately 50,000 gallons of water a year. That’s a lot of savings over time in both water and money,

2. Artificial grass requires very minimal maintenance.

Do you feel like you spend more time maintaining your yard than actually enjoying it? If you’re tired of mowing, fertilizing, and seeding, consider artificial grass. That way, you can stop working so hard on your yard, and spend more time having fun in it with your friends and family. The typical maintenance required for these types of products are simple perimeter weed treatments and the occasional raking or blowing off leaves.

mowing-your-natural-lawn3. Artificial grass lasts longer than natural grass.

Synthetic lawns will not die from the scorching heat of the summer or from the frigid cold of the winter. Today’s artificial grass products can handle the elements including the scorching summer heat without drying out and dying. The typical lifespan of today’s products are 15-20 years.

4. Artificial turf can be installed in just about any area – large or small.

Synthetic lawns can be installed in just about anywhere you need it, whether you have a huge yard, or a tiny space. The advantage of these products is that they can be cut to fit specific size area’s making them ideal to be used when designing or creating a new yard. Most of the time the products are installed flat and even so that you and your kids are not as likely to trip when you’re running on it.

5. Artificial grass is tough enough to stand up to your pets.

There really isn’t a better solution for dog then artificial grass. It’s tough, durable and won’t discolor from pet stains. If your pet does his business in the yard, that’s fine. Many of today’s products are designed with dogs in mind. Some products even have special drainage to better accommodate the liquid waste for maximum drainage. All you’ll have to do is rinse off the area with water, or with heavy use, spray down the lawn with dog friendly deodorizers – your artificial grass will always look as good as new!