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When is Synthetic more “Green” than Grass?


When it’s today’s advanced artificial turf, the green alternative to wasteful (and expensive) lawn watering, pesticide and weed poison usage and the weekly gas and oil combustion pollution added by millions of lawnmowers across the country.

English lawns are great if you have a lot of rain or unlimited water supply

For hundreds of years people have had a keen interest in well-manicured, elegant lawns. And the truth is, until very recently there has been no alternative to the methods that have developed over time. Although effective, they are time consuming, expensive and very contrary to our evolved understanding of the need for conservation and environmental responsibility. Many areas experience very real water shortages and leaching of chemicals into the water sources that do exist.

Recent developments in artificial turf mean that you can now have a completely natural looking lawn – beautiful, evergreen, long lasting, and perhaps best of all, without the need for watering, chemicals or mowing!

“But it’s…artificial!” you say. But is anything really “artificial”? The rubber comes from recycled tires which come from…rubber trees. Plastics come from dead dinosaurs, even steel is mined from the earth. It’s time to get past the idea that wasting millions of gallons of water each day and polluting our natural resources is more green than laying artificial turf lawns.

Artificial turf lawns provide a hard-wearing, beautiful and safe area for your children to play, with landscaped flower beds and other features placed just where you want, creating the perfect balance of flowers/plants and lawn.

Artificial Turf for elegant lawns

And as if that weren’t enough, there’s the money-saving aspect. By the time you add up your water bills over the lifetime of your lawn, pesticides, weed-killers, gas for the mower, not to mention your valuable time, it’s easy to see the cost-effectiveness artificial turf offers. And won’t that be a nice opportunity to pass on some of your savings to your favorite green charity?