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Artificial Turf Keeps The Mess Outside! See How It Keeps Houses Clean


Savvy homeowners who have done the research and decided to switch from natural grass lawns to artificial grass, find it much easier keeping their house clean. Artificial turf is much cleaner in general and doesn’t generate any waste. It retains its clean look without forcing you to spend hours working in the yard. Instead, you can enjoy your lawn and spend time with your family doing the things you love.

No Dirt or Mud

The cleanliness of artificial grass lies in the design. Artificial grass has an interwoven, mesh netting underneath. This means:

  • Water easily flows through and is drained away
  • The dirt and mud underneath are buffered from contact with the top layer

During the installation of artificial turf, the ground is prepared and smoothed over. A filler is applied along with a network of shallow channels that allow for excess water drainage. By creating channels, you create a way to allow drainage to be easily removed from the lawn without the formation of excess puddles and mud.

This means when conditions are wet and rainy, there is no way for mud to form. This means that children and pets are unlikely to track in mud through your home. In effect, the turf actually acts as a door matt. Allowing pets, children, and guests to walk across the yard in the worst conditions but still minimizing the mess in your home. The turf will brush away the dirt and debris that normally occur with a natural lawn giving you more time to enjoy your home instead of cleaning up messes.

No Grass Clippings and Lawn Debris with Artificial Turf

A lot of the mess associated with natural grass comes from the maintenance. Mowing, edging, and seed planting creates large messes that can be tracked in. This can stain shoes and clothing and will stick to almost anything. Installing artificial grass eliminates clippings and the worry of having them brought into the home.
However, lawn debris also includes sticks, twigs, and pet waste. Artificial turf can eliminate grass clippings but doesn’t stop this debris from accumulating. It does make it easier to clean this debris up. Due to the design of the turf, it is much less likely for natural lawn debris to become embedded within it. Homeowners can use tools like a lawn rake or leaf blower to efficiently remove these impediments with little effort.

Less Dust and Fewer Allergens

One of the most important benefits artificial grass offers to homeowners is less dust and fewer allergens. Artificial turf limits the amount of dust since it is designed to buffer the underlying dirt from the top of your yard. When dirt gets dry, dust is formed. This dust then becomes airborne and it can enter your home through your windows, open doors, and air vents.

When it comes to allergens, grass and weeds are the main culprits. These are the main contributors to upper respiratory allergies. Homeowners who have children with allergies often consider artificial turf as a means of effectively eliminating the contributing allergens. Installing artificial turf eliminates the grass and weeds that produce the allergens that cause the distressing symptoms many children endure during the long summer months.

Naturally, the amount of pollen present around your home is dictated by the number of live plants present. While you can’t help the amount produced from trees and flowers, not having a natural grass lawn will nullify the most irritating allergens for yourself and children. Learn about the other health benefits you can expect from installing turf.

These are just a few of the things you can eliminate with artificial turf. Don’t let your house become dirty because of your lawn any longer. Make the smart choice and switch to turf.